Beats & Rhymes: A Tale of L.A. Literature | KCET
Beats & Rhymes: A Tale of L.A. Literature
L.A. Letters is a weekly column that celebrates bright moments in literary Los Angeles, alternating each week between written and spoken word.
"L.A. Authors" is a poem I wrote to honor as many L.A. Authors as I could. Initially inspired by Mike Davis, Norman Klein, Lionel Rolfe and Joan Didion, the poem eventually grew to include references to films like Blade Runner, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter era, the Doors and early '90s Hip Hop.
Top photo: The Last Bookstore by Flickr user reidab used under a Creative Commons license.
Founded in 1991, the Hollywood Farmers’ Market started as a way to improve the quality of life in Hollywood for residents and businesses alike. At the time, farmers markets were a new concept in the city, only about ten existed.
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