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Heroines of L.A. Letters

Heroines of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters highlights a new play celebrating Latina voices, along with five iconic L.A. women writers.
Poetry as Social Practice: The Luis Rodriguez Poetry Locomotive

Poetry as Social Practice: The Luis Rodriguez Poetry Locomotive

This week L.A. Letters spotlights Luis Rodriguez's distinguished career and also highlights the larger community of writers from Boyle Heights to Pacoima and Sylmar that count him ...
The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House in Venice, where "Beatniks beat bongos in the basement," was the scene of countless battles with the "squares."
Art and the City

Art and the City

This week L.A. Letters showcases four African-American poets that have made major contributions to the city's literary community.
Remembering Amiri Baraka

Remembering Amiri Baraka

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.
Sisterhood Rising

Sisterhood Rising

Thank you to the shakers and the organizers, Thank yourselves because we are now sisters Let your voice roar, be heard, make noise & take the power to move like a twister