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Steven Reigns: West Hollywood's First City Poet

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Steven Reigns, West Hollywood and his plans for promoting poetry in the city he loves so much.

About the Author

Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Memories from the 1984 Olympics

Memories from the 1984 Olympics

This week L.A. Letters connects the dots between the World Cup in Brazil, celebration capitalism, and the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics.
The Right to the City: New Community Spaces Amplify the Voice of Angelenos

The Right to the City: New Community Spaces Amplify the Voice of Angelenos

This week L.A. Letters highlights two new community spaces dedicated to amplifying the voice of Angelenos and providing alternatives to corporate spaces and cookie cutter culture.
Laguna Beach and the Urban Wilderness

Laguna Beach and the Urban Wilderness

L.A. Letters spotlights Laguna Beach with a focus on the Laguna Greenbelt and the area's cultural history.
Two Recent Works from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles

Two Recent Works from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles

This week L.A. Letters brings you the best from Interdisciplinary Los Angeles, covering recent works from Edward Soja and Michael C. Ford.
Storying Wyvernwood: Connecting Community

Storying Wyvernwood: Connecting Community

This week L.A. Letters salutes Wyvernwood and the multigenerational coalition of residents, activists, preservationists, professors and students committed to preserving the site an ...
Phenomenal Woman: Remembering Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman: Remembering Maya Angelou

This week L.A. Letters salutes the legacy of the celebrated poet, playwright, professor, memoirist, historian, director, screenwriter, activist, and actress.
The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

This week L.A. Letters pays tribute to the work of Dolores Hayden and also announces the Emerging Voices Fellowship, a major writing competition open to up-and-coming writers.
Race, Space & Place: Two Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Race, Space & Place: Two Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This week for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month L.A. Letters extols two important contemporary Asian Pacific American authors and their most recent books.
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