Link to an April event at the Hammer Museum.. →
On April 15th I am leading a Poetry Workshop at the Hammer Museum for young writers…
California Coastal Hikes: Part 2
Nestled between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach along Pacific Coast Highway is Crystal Cove State Park. Stretching over three miles of wooded coastline, Crystal Cove like Torrey Pines is a rare slice of uncut California. The landscape is one of the few undeveloped pieces of coast left in Orange County. Crystal Cove’s scenic bluffs, ravines, ridges and canyons are matched by the underwater park...
AWP in Chicago, March 2nd.
Zenith Beast presents an offsite reading during the 2012 AWP Conference in Chicago: “This Page Intentionally Left Blank.” Friday March 2, 2012 7PM. Hosted by Larry O. Dean As we are unbeholden to any particular school, method, or ideology, the one constant for this reading is each participant’s unique kick-assness. Participants so far confirmed include Karren Alenier, Fred...
Slices of Quiet Coast..
Part 1. California is home to more people than any other state in America and the Pacific Ocean is why. Even though most beach communities are developed and commercialized, there are still a few places along the coastline where you can camp or snorkel or just enjoy the landscape for itself. All due respect to the many great seafood eateries out there, but it heals the soul to walk on an empty...
KCET Departures & the new column... →
From Venice to Santa Cruz: A Poetry Festival... →
My KCET column this week.. Santa Cruz Poetry Festival
Beauty and Poetry: !!!!!Café Cultural Poetry... →
beautynpoetry: Café Cultural, 1726 South Vermont Avenue, is happy to present the second in its new poetry series. Café Cultural is a literary and visual arts venue, representing the El Salvador Community Corridor’s commitment to the arts as an integral part of the community’s vitality and growth. Café…
"Watts to Leimert Park" →
My poem “Watts to Leimert Park” Beat made by DJ Dave aka David Wittman.
Article covering the Santa Cruz Poetry FestivaL →
THis week's column for KCET.. →
My column for KCET..
The Skinny on Poetry Festival Santa Cruz
This Sunday!! POETRY FESTIVAL SANTA CRUZ takes place on February 12, 2012 at the Cocoanut Grove — Grand Ballroom (400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz). Doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 3:30 p.m. There will also be a SPARRING ARTISTS EXCHANGE concurrently in the Bay View Room (adja…cent classic Casino window room) with books, art, memorabilia and photography. The festival is...
So Do the Streets
The original Polytechnic High School Became Trade Tech College. 10th Street became Olympic Blvd. Fort Street changed to Broadway. Strawberry fields were on Hollywood Blvd, It used to be called Prospect Avenue. American Avenue became Long Beach Blvd. Brooklyn Avenue became Avenida Caesar Chavez, Santa Barbara Avenue became Martin Luther King. Grand Avenue was once Charity Street. Times...
February 19th, 2012
Café Cultural 1726 South Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, 90007 Poetry Reading: “The Discovery Series” presents Featured Poet: Mike the Poet Introducing Discovery Poet: Trevon Kelley Sunday, February 19, 2012 2 PM Open Reading to Follow Admission Free A Presentation of the El Salvador Community & Cultural Corridor of Los Angeles
Celebrating L.A. Authors with a Poem →
L.A. Letters, My weekly column for KCET.. L.A. Authors this week…
Jane Jacobs blamed the Projects on “the Radiant City” of Le Corbusier. The City of Towers became a den of iniquity. Twenty-four skyscrapers; the City as a Park. What sounded great on paper, Played out different in New York.