1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
James Tyner, Fresno Poet Laureate
Half Mexican and half Caucasian, James Tyner grew up in some rough neighborhoods in Los Angeles and in Fresno, California. In his late teens, he became a pacifist. Most of his work deals with these issues: beauty in the ghetto and striving for a different way of life. Tyner was recently installed as the first Poet Laureate of Fresno.