Mike Sonksen | KCET
Equally a scholar and performer, Mike Sonksen, also known as Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation L.A. native acclaimed for published essays, poetry performances and mentoring teen writers. Mike teaches at Woodbury University.
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Los Angeles native Chicano musician and activist Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara — known perhaps most famously for his work with Frank Zappa — says his artistry has been “as much a spiritual calling as it was political.”
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After a 10-month long campaign, 85 residents are being evicted from their homes in South Central Los Angeles to make way for student housing.
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A city tour is one of the most effective means to impart historical knowledge in an accessible and public fashion.
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Rising property values, no rent controls, Metro's expansion and the arrival of the Rams all contribute to the area's complex gentrification issues.
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Powerful writing can ignite passion and a vision of the future in times of turmoil. Mike Sonksen finds encouragement in great works of the past and hope in the young voices who have taken up the cause of resistance.
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In 2017, Mayor Garcetti and the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs will be announcing our city’s next official Poet Laureate. Dating back over a century, there is an illustrious poetic tradition in L.A., which the Poet Laureate is expected to propagate.