Lawrence Bridges is best known for his creative work in the film and literary world. He founded the acclaimed film production and design studio, Red Car, and has directed several hundred commercials and music videos, features and documentaries. Stanley Kubrick has called his work in film “visual poetry”.” His feature film "12" has amassed a cult following, beginning with the much-hyped guerilla drive-in screenings in downtown Los Angeles. More recently, he directed a series of six documentaries on prominent American authors for the NEA’s “Big Read” initiative, which include Ray Bradbury, Amy Tan, Rudolfo Anaya, Ernest J. Gaines, Tobias Wolff, and Cynthia Ozick. His three new serialized "movie novellas" can be found in Amazon's Kindle Store: About This, Gina, Found Again, and Martin and Martine. Bridges poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and most recently, The Tampa Review. His book of poems, Horses on Drums (Red Hen Press), was praised by "The Literary Review" as belonging of a new group of “Dissociative Poets” who create coherent structure through startling juxtapositions and other unconventional means. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer in the department of English at Stanford University where he holds an MA degree. HIs newest book of poems, Flip Days, was published this year by Red Hen Press. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Martin and Martine
by Lawrence Bridges
Two lovers meet in Paris in the distant future where a superintelligence has synthesized consciousness and offers it to the public as a companion called 'Best Friend'. The lovers discover they can share their lives inside the computer while it fights insurgents plotting its demise. When the world ends the lovers live on, grasping for happiness, trapped inside the machine.
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