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On Location: Culver City

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Culver City, its natural landscape, illustrious history, and the brisk redevelopment that has reenergized the city's core over the last decade.

About the Author

Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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Notes from L.A.'s Literary Underground

Notes from L.A.'s Literary Underground

This week L.A. Letters highlights a few game-changing scribes from the literary underground as well as a few key sites within the landscape where the magic happens.
8 Literary Lions of Leimert Park

8 Literary Lions of Leimert Park

This week L.A. Letters features eight literary lions of Leimert Park, chosen because they have each put in over 20-plus years of work in Leimert as a poet, writer, and community ac ...
Punk Rock, Poetry, and Public Policy

Punk Rock, Poetry, and Public Policy

This week L.A. Letters spotlights a historic Eastside punk rock venue making a return, a travelling poetry festival, and neighborhood activists sharing the same ethos to improve lo ...
Urban Blossoms: Poetry and Architecture from L.A. to Long Beach

Urban Blossoms: Poetry and Architecture from L.A. to Long Beach

In honor of Los Angeles architecture, this week L.A. Letters highlights a longtime member of the L.A. Conservancy and a few important early L.A. architects that played influential ...
Southern California's Seven Women of Vision

Southern California's Seven Women of Vision

In response to the folly of the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman by a jury of six Florida women, this week L.A. Letters presents Southern California women with vision that ha ...
Maui, Pacific Literature, and the Aloha Spirit

Maui, Pacific Literature, and the Aloha Spirit

This week L.A. Letters celebrates Maui's diverse topography, two Hawaiian poetry publishers, and the Hawaiian writer's central role in Pacific Literature.
Beats And Rhymes: Rapsody

Beats And Rhymes: Rapsody

These dynamic artists and their efforts have inspired me to catalog the art, music and poetry of our city.
Something About San Diego

Something About San Diego

This week L.A. Letters highlights important San Diego locations that help contribute to a quietly thriving community arts scene, in what its boosters call "America's Finest City."
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