“I slept in the Bizzell Memorial Library. And had the wildest dream.” – Ralph Cissne

Ralph Cissne

A native Californian, Cissne grew up in a military family that nurtured his interests in creative writing, golf and yoga. Angel City Singles is Cissne’s debut novel.

An award-winning poet, his short story publications include American Way and Playboy. The poetry collection Don’t Be Shy was published in 2015. The Ancient Myth spoken-word album was launched with a reading at the legendary Bodhi Tree bookstore in Los Angeles.

Cissne graduated from The University of Oklahoma School of Journalism and volunteers as a creative life skills mentor in his community. A member of PEN America and The Author’s Guild, he is a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.