THE MISADVENTURES OF ARI MENDELSOHN (Createspace)
Lionel Rolfe has worked full-time since age twenty at some of California's most prestigious newspapers (the Los Angeles Free Press, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle). For ten years he was the editor of B'nai Brith Messenger (the second oldest newspaper in Los Angeles) and was also an editor for Psychology Today, and is the author of six books, including the classic Literary L.A. Lionel Rolfe’s THE MISADVENTURES OF ARI MENDELSOHN is picaresque memoir recounting the sexual and political travails of the irascible, blacklisted title character, a reporter still harboring his besieged idealistic belief in humanity's innate goodness.
WHAT WERE THEY LIKE? (C.C. Marimbo)
(cover design: J. Michael Walker)
What Were They Like? is Julia Stein’s fifth book of poetry. From the feminist, social justice, and Holocaust poetry of her first book Under the Ladder to Heaven to her poetry about the Central American wars in the 1980s in her second book Desert Soldiers to the love lyrics, poems about nature in the West as well as those about teaching in Southcentral Los Angeles during the 1992 troubles in Walker Woman, Stein’s poetry ranges from love lyric to explorations of war, peace, work and the good green earth. Julia Stein’s poems in What Were They Like? look at lives—Iraqi lives, Afghan lives, and U.S. lives caught up in the Iraq and Afghan Wars, at the end the Stein’s poems imagine peace and healing.