Herbert S. Guggenheim
Herb Guggenheim is intimately acquainted with the sleazy back alleys of the poetry underworld. After barely graduating from high school and stumbling through four years of college, Herb pursued graduate studies in creative writing with Henry Taylor, Frederick Barthelme, and John Barth. Though they tried to teach him, Herb was, at best, a mediocre student. Over the years, his poetry and short stories have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Gargoyle, The Florida Review, Poetry Quarterly, Schlock, Gutter Eloquence, Chrome Baby, The Main Street Rag, and several other lit mags both on and offline. He is the author of two books of poetry: Sunset at the Hotel Mira Mar (Infinity Publishing, 2011) and Strange Encounter at the Shakespeare Motel (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and a novel:Violations of Causality (Ecclesiastes Press/CreateSpace, 2015). Herb has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award. In 2015, his sonnet “Countdown” received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest annual writing competition. He does most of his writing at a seedy all-night diner in Rockville, Maryland.