A legend in the small press and beyond, Gerald Locklin is now a Professor Emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught from 1965 through 2007 and still teaches an occasional class. He is the author of over 150 books, chapbooks, and broadsides of poetry, fiction, and criticism, with over four thousand poems, stories, articles, reviews and interviews in periodicals. His monumental body of work spans a half century. Gerald Locklin’s books so far in 2013 include, along with Deep Meanings (www.presapress.com) a novella trilogy from Spout Hill Press: The Case of the Missing Blue Volkswagen: Come Back, Bear, and Last Tango in Long Beach (available individually from amazon.com), a reprint of Gerald Locklin: New and Selected Poems (2008) from Silver Birch Press (also on amazon.com), a single-story e-book of The Sun Also Rises in the Desert from Mendicant Bookworks (available on Smashwords), and Le dernier des damnes (The Last of the Damned), a full-length collection of the best of Gerald Locklin's stories and Bukowski memoirs from his Water Row Press Books, scheduled for publication by 13e Note Editions of Paris, France, in French translation in May, 2013 (http://www.13enote.com). To learn more about the poet, visit his fan page on Facebook. Readings, workshops, residencies: fees negotiable.