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Nicholas Belardes is a writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. He’s author of A People’s History Of The Peculiar (2014), Songs Of The Glue Machines (2013), illustrator of New York Times best selling novel West of Here (2011), the first Twitter Lit, Small Places (2008), and Lords (2005). He was an original contributor to The Nervous Breakdown and has contributed to Carve Magazine, Memoir Journal, Knock Literary Magazine, Mission at Tenth, Popeater, The Weeklings, Latino Rebels and others. He has lectured at UCLA, Regis University, CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield College, the Art Institute of Las Vegas, and was an instructor for Memoir Journal’s Invisible Memoirs Project. His specialties include American history (his MA studies), child homelessness in drought-stricken Central Valley, experimental fiction (the first Twitter novel), and social activism (he has read poetry at immigration reform rallies and even the Beat Museum). He lives in Grover Beach, California.