Edited by Jeff Green
and Ruth Nolan
A Literary Magazine of and about the Heart of the California Desert
General Interests: Poetry, history, art.
Music: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, John Prine, Los Super 7, Strey Cats and many many more.
Movies: Yojimbo, Juliet of the Spirits, Iron Man, Throne of Blood and It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. All other films suck.
Television: T.V. is for appearing on, not watching.
Books: The Great Rebellion by Ruis, Torant Lo Blonc by Joanot Martorell, White Pony - an Anthology of Chinese Poetry, Lee Bau, Allen Ginsberg, Ilya Kaminski, Nobocove, Achebi, Charles Bucowski, Durkheim, I. P. Freely, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Wonder Book of The Air, Celestial Jukebox all of Philip K Dick’s books, Sad Poems About Amy, Modern Chess Openings, Chilton’s Repair Book for 1962-1971 Datsuns, the labels .. and other dangerous things in my x-wife’s garage.
Heroes: Posh Spice
Ruth Nolan, M.A., is a native of the Mojave Desert in the Apple Valley area and Associate Professor of English College of the Desert near Palm Springs, California. She is also a poet, writer, and book editor/publisher. For two summer seasons, 1986-87, she worked for the BLM as a helicopter hotshot and engine crew firefighter in the California Desert District, and has extensively hiked, traveled, and embraced the essence of her desert homeland.
She is editor of the new anthology, No Place for a Puritan: the literature of California’s deserts, published by Heyday Books. She was awarded a Joshua Tree National Park Affiliate Writers Residency for 2008-09, and recently collaborated on a film about the park with the UCR/California Museum of Photography. Her poetry has appeared in many literary publications, including Inlandia: a Literary Journey Through Southern California’s Inland Empire, Poemeleon, Askew, Pacific Review, Epicenter, Mosaic, Southern California Haiku Journal, and San Diego Poetry Annual. She co-edits Phantom Seed, a bi-annual literary magazine dedicated to the nuances of the California desert, and is advisor to the College of the Desert literary/visual arts magazine, Solstice. Her poetry collections include Wild Wash Road (1996) and Dry Waterfall (2008.) She lectures and speaks widely on desert literature and related topics, such as desert conservation and California Indian culture.
Ruth Nolan writes poetry and prose pieces about her life and journeys throughout the desert, and also posts her original desert photography on her blog, at ruthnolan.blogspot.com