The Gas House in Venice, where "Beatniks beat bongos in the basement," was the scene of countless battles with the "squares."
This week L.A. Letters showcases four African-American poets that have made major contributions to the city's literary community.
This week L.A. Letters celebrates one of the greatest to ever pick up a pen, write a play or rip a poem. Long live Leroi Jones.
Picking up where last week left off, this week L.A. Letters presents more notable books from 2013, as well as a few new developments and notes on the last year in literature.
Books and love for Los Angeles form the backbone of this column, along with California history, urban studies, architecture, and poetry with some selected fiction. This week L.A. L
This week L.A. Letters honors celebrated poet and essayist Wanda Coleman, who passed last week.