I am the founder and for ten years editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 and dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts. The LARB main website publishes three to five longform reviews, essays, and interviews every day, 365 days a year, as well as more pieces on our blog (BLARB), and in our Channels program, home to a dozen independently edited websites. I also founded the LARB Quarterly Journal, the LARB Radio Hour, the LARB Publishing Workshop, and LARB Books. We also produce a series of events year-round. LARB is reader-supported, and serving as the organization’s executive director means soliciting donations at every turn: how about you? You can donate or become a member here.
I have edited essays, reviews, essays, fiction, and poetry for the website and the journal, have edited audio and video for the website, radio program, and podcasts, and have edited many collections of articles from LARB and books for our book line. I have also edited many articles for other publications, guest edited issues of academic journals, and a book, These ‘Colored’ United States: African American Essays from the 1920s.