Jack Grapes


Jack Grapes is an award-winning poet, actor, teacher, and playwright. He’s the author of 8 1/2 books of poetry, including The Naked Eye: New & Selected Poems. He’s also written several books of non-fiction, a memoir in haiku form titled Wide Road to the Edge of the World, and two books on writing, Method Writing and Advanced Method Writing. He wrote and starred in Circle of Will, a metaphysical comedy about the “lost-years” of William Shakespeare, which ran for two years in Hollywood, and won theater critic awards for Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor. Jack teaches classes in Method Writing on ZOOM with students from all over the world from Hawaii to India. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lori, and their dog, Penelope. His son Josh lives a mile away and visits whenever the spirit moves him.

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