Shwa Laytart is a professional journalist, author, poet, storyteller, and wanna-be comedian. He has written for a variety of cannabis magazines including High Times and Vegas Cannabis, as well as lifestyle magazines like Bare Magazine covering topics from music to activism, to counterculture.
A self-described punk-rock-poet, in 2019 Shwa published his first book- OH, THE A**HOLES YOU'LL MEET: A comic book poetry-guide to life (which he wrote for his daughter) and this year will be publishing a book of poetry and a short story cookbook. Shwa worked in the natural products industry for over a decade, and with his wife Sugar, had a medical cannabis company in California until 2018.
Now, Shwa and his wife live in Las Vegas and he is the CEO of Avantpop Books & Art Gallery. When he's not writing he's collecting books, art, plants, and rocks. His latest two upcoming books are: F*D-UP POETRY FOR F*D-UP PEOPLE IN F*D-UP TIMES and STONED HISTORY: THE TRUE(ISH) TALES OF CANNABIS CUISINE & OTHER CONSCIOUS CONDIMENTS
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