Joseph Lapin is a journalist, creative director, poet, and author in San Diego, California. His writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Slate, the Independent, Narratively, the Rattling Wall, the Middle Gray, Sirens Call Publications’ anthology Mental Ward: Echoes of the Past, Literary Orphans, and Sliver of Stone. He is a contributing writer at the LA Weekly, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a graduate of the MFA program at Florida International University. He is the host of the Working Poet Radio show. The Working Poet Radio Show (WPRS) is a podcast and interview series dedicated to the working lives of creative people. Inspired by late-night talk shows, Joseph Lapin, host of WPRS, journalist, and author, is interested in the poetry that powers everyone from novelists to graphic designers to nanotechnologists. As a young creative himself, he uses the interview series to learn about the career paths and the working lives of established artists, innovators, and writers in order to inspire other working creatives.