John Brantingham is a poet and author of literary fiction from Southern California. His work has appeared on Garrison Keillor's daily show, Writer's Almanac, and he has had more than 100 poems and stories published in the United States and England in magazines such as The Journal, Confrontation, Mobius, and Tears in the Fence. He has received many Push Cart Prize nominations. His books include The Green of Sunset, Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods, and East of Los Angeles.

He is a full-time professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California, Northwest Institue of Literary Arts, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, where he leads free camping and writing workshops. He is the writer-in-residence at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, CA, and the president of the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, a nonprofit that brings free classes and readings to the San Gabriel Valley.

He is one of two fiction editors of The Chiron Review, a nationally distributed literary magazine, and he lives happily east of Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Annie and their canine companion, Archie.