LARRY JAFFE is the International Readings Coordinator for the United Nations Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry program, Co-Founder of Poets for Peace/United Poets Coalition and is the Poet-in-Residence/Director of Writer’s Voice for the Los Angeles Downtown YMCA. Jaffe is the Editor of Poetix the poetry magazine for southern California and writes a column for about.com Museletter. He has been the resident Poet/Host at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and currently produces the popular Buddha Jam Poetry Series at the Elixir Café.
He has been featured at numerous readings and poetry festivals throughout the United States and abroad including the Hammer Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Dylan Thomas Centre, Comedy Store, University of Texas, UCLA, UC Northridge, Los Angeles, Austin International, San Luis Obispo and Bristol Poetry Festivals.
Jaffe’s work can be found in numerous publications and anthologies like Short Fuse, Off the Cuff, 100 Poets Against the War, Urban Spaghetti, Saturday Afternoon Journal, Web Del Sol, PoetryMagazine.com, Sic, Firefly Magazine, Will Work for Peace, The World Healing Book, The Book of Hope, etc. Jaffe’s books include Jewish Soulfood available from Dead End Street Publications, Unprotected Poetry CD and book from PoetWarrior Press, Pudding House Publications has just released a special book of Jaffe’s Greatest Hits along with several other poets. Salmon Publishing in Ireland will be publishing his forthcoming book Lying Half-Naked in the Doorway. In addition, Lummox Press is about to publish his book of poetic noir L. A. Rhapsody.