Jerry Garcia

Poet, photographer and filmmaker Jerry Garcia is a native of Los Angeles, California who is too old to have been named after The Grateful Dead guitar hero. He spent his childhood fearing the bomb and was a teenager during the Summer of Love. He studied Communication Arts at Loyola Marymount University during the Watergate Era and became a film editor the year Woody Allen won the Academy Award for Annie Hall He is a producer and editor of television commercials, documentaries and motion picture previews.

Jerry has been a featured poet at venues throughout Los Angeles, including Beyond Baroque, The World Stage, Skylight Book Store and the Los Angeles Central Library Aloud Series as part of the 2006 Newer Poets XI. His poetry and photography have been seen in various journals including the Chiron Review, The November 3rd Club, Palabra Magazine, The Night Goes On All Night: Noir inspired poems edited by Rick Lupert, Lily Literary Review & Poetic Diversity.  He has published several chapbooks including Hitchhiking with the Guilty.  He is a past director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and Beyond Baroque's Board of Trustees.