Bill Mohr is an associate professor at California State University, Long Beach, where he teaches 20th-century American literature and creative writing. In addition to several collections of poetry, he is the author of a literary history of Los Angeles poetry, Holdouts: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance 1948-1992 (University of Iowa Press, 2011). He is currently co-editing an anthology of San Francisco and Los Angeles poets, Cross-Strokes, with Neeli Cherkovski.
Emotions Doesn’t Change Facts: Remembering Joseph Hansen
Surely no other major mystery writer has played such an important role in the maturation of another literary genre in a major American city....