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Larry Jaffe

Larry Jaffe is the Poet/Host at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the International Readings Coordinator for the United Nations Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry program and creator and host of the Poetix Spoken Word reading series at the world famous Rainbow Room on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood (formerly PoeticLicense at the Zen Restaurant Theater). He has been featured at numerous readings and poetry festivals throughout the United States and abroad including the Hammer Museum, Comedy Store, Autry Museum, University of Texas, UC Northridge, Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Austin International Poetry Festival, San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, Bristol, Paddington and Birmingham Poetry festivals. Jaffe is the Co-chair of Poets for Peace and has spearheaded organizing poetry hosts around the world through the Poetry Host community group .

His work can be found in numerous publications and anthologies like Urban Spaghetti Saturday Afternoon JournalStaple Gun PressPoetry MagazineSicFireflyDaimler Chryslers Spirit the WordWill for Peaceetc. Jaffe books include Jewish Soulfood available from Dead End Street , 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. Each month Jaffe writes a poetry column for www.about.com Museletter.

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