Larry Colker Biography

Larry Colker co-hosts the weekly Redondo Poets reading at Coffee Cartel in Redondo Beach, CA. He taught at USC before switching to technical writing for the software industry. His poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, RATTLE, Brickbat Revue, Spillway, ONTHEBUS, Solo, Pearl, Cider Press Review, Blue Satellite and elsewhere in print; online at The Cortland Review, King Log, nthposition, poeticdiversity and Poetry Super Highway; and in anthologies from Tebot Bach, Valley Contemporary Poets, Arroyo Arts Collective, poeticdiversity, and The Little Joy Open Mic. In 2003 he published his chapbook What the Lizard Knows: New and Selected Poems. In 2005 his poem "The Caterpillars" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2006 he and poet/artist/photographer Danielle Grilli published a joint chapbook, Hunger Crossing. He was the 2006 poetry winner of the California Writers Exchange contest sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. He resides in San Pedro, CA.