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Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

Wide Awake with the Breakbeat Poets

This week L.A. Letters examines two new important poetry anthologies that capture the zeitgeist of American poetry in 2015.
Guide to National Poetry Month 2015, Part Two

Guide to National Poetry Month 2015, Part Two

This week L.A. Letters features another list of excellent poetry spaces along with a few of the best places to buy poetic literature in Los Angeles.
Guide to National Poetry Month 2015, Part 1

Guide to National Poetry Month 2015, Part 1

This week L.A. Letters lists an extended selection of poetry venues and special literary events commemorating April and National Poetry Month.
Mapping Chester Himes: Southern California and Social Realism

Mapping Chester Himes: Southern California and Social Realism

This week L.A. Letters looks at the works of writer Chester Himes and how he candidly mapped Los Angeles and the social relationships that defined the city.
Historic South Central and the Blk Grrrl Book Fair

Historic South Central and the Blk Grrrl Book Fair

This week L.A. Letters spotlights an upcoming feminist book fair in Historic South Central Los Angeles, as well as the gallery space hosting the event.
Claiming Freedom: From Writers Week to #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

Claiming Freedom: From Writers Week to #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

This week L.A. Letters reports from three major readings in Southern California devoted to educational equality, uplifting the community and social justice.
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