Carey McWilliams, California Prophet

This week L.A. Letters examines McWilliams' classic book from 1946, "Southern California Country: An Island on the Land," as well as his towering legacy as one of Southern California's most important chroniclers.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Building Community Through Poetry

Building Community Through Poetry

This week L.A. Letters celebrates two new books and two open mic venues that put the community over the individual in order to improve our environmental and cultural landscape.
To Live and Die in L.A.: Lionel Rolfe & Literary Los Angeles

To Live and Die in L.A.: Lionel Rolfe & Literary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters highlights a new book and recent events that celebrate life and death in Los Angeles.
Donald Byrd and Revolutionary Words

Donald Byrd and Revolutionary Words

Music and poetry have been the ultimate mediums for expressing the wide range of human emotions since the dawn of man.
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