The Interplay of Words and Rhythm… that’s Poetry.
Poet, playwright and Ruskin Group Theatre’s Library Girl SUSAN HAYDEN with introduction by Linda J. Albertano
Upon meeting the vivid, lovely and spirited Susan Hayden, you’d doubt that the word “shy” existed anywhere in her lexicon. Yet it dwells in her internal complexity, a kind of haunting vulnerability that ultimately cements your trust in her generous warmth.
Hispanic Heritage Month ushers in the new cultural literati of the 21st century, starting with post-Laureate Luis Rodriguez
People's Sonnet #1 by Luis Rodriguez A shadow hangs where my country should glow. Despite glories shaped as skyscrapers or sound. More wars, more prisons, less safe, still low. Massive cities teeter on shifting ground. Glittering lights, music tracks hide the craven....
A Red Hen Press review: Laurel Ann Bogen writes poetry for those who think they dont like poetry, review by Steve Kowit
Those as hunts treasure must go alone, at night, and when they find it they have to leave a little of their blood behind them. — Loren. Alone I sniffed for buried treasure the tumble of night in your wandering eye I chose you for your swagger and cutlass...
by Natalie Durkin photograph: Courtesy of Black Enterprise Magazine “It’s fantastic to be a poet in L.A., and to be an Angeleno.” That’s right, our country’s chosen wordsmith is one of our city’s own. Amanda Gorman was born near Los Angeles International Airport,...
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Amanda Gorman, United States Youth Poet Laureate
“We the People” by Amanda Gorman, The U.S. Youth Poet Laureate We the people live in a less than perfect union That accuses the vulnerable and never the top class and race When children are 'illegal' and intolerance bans humans I wonder who 'we the people' are in the...
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Mila Cuda, Los Angeles 2017 Youth Poet Laureate
My country’s doormat
reads: SORRY, NO VACANCIES
I want it to read:
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE, DO COME IN
Make yourself at home.
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Rhiannon McGavin, 2016 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate
I go to the streets in a summer dress, today,
because I’m afraid of a new year with the locked air of a suitcase
a cold I may not feel and all I wanted was feeling
I wanted a blue jacket that smelled like thyme and you
I’ve accomplished a lot
Because you’ve been by my side
And you’ve helped me see life
As this one crazy ride
Three Rooms Press and Beyond Baroque Present LA DADA: Performance and new book release with Linda J. Albertano, S.A. Griffin and more…
Linda Albertano, Arlondriah Lenyea, Heather Rabun, Glenn Rodriguez We caught up with Linda Albertano to get the low-down about DADA, what it means, what it does, how she became a DADAist, and the theme of this year's new LA-DADA book release (Maintenant11) MAINTENANT...
Why would The Reasonable Woman become unreasonable? By: LAUREL ANN BOGEN Photographer: GREG TUCKER Location: Beyond Baroque, Venice CA The Reasonable Woman is a hope chest, a locked cabinet. The Reasonable Woman is pleasant enough. The Reasonable Woman is the converse...