The Reater brought together challenging new British writing with the best of Southern California. It features established names alongside excellent newcomers. Interleaved among the poetry and prose are interviews, reviews, and striking illustrations. The Reater is also the best U.K. outlet for new and reprinted material by the great names of L.A./Long Beach literature: Charles Bukowski, Gerald Locklin, Fred Voss, Joan Jobe Smith and others.
Dean Wilson, Thomas Kretz, Andrew W. Pye, Carol Coiffait, Labi Siffre, Lisa Glatt, Seamus Curran, Peter Werner, Fred Voss, Ian Parks, Jacqueline Karp Gendre, Charles Bukowski, Gerald Locklin, Dorothy Cowlin, Shane Rhodes, Devereaux Baker, Graham Hamilton, Joan Jobe Smith, R. Gerry Fabian. Photographs by James Brown & Simon Rees