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Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller

Jenise Miller is a Pushcart-nominated poet, writer, and urban planner with over ten years of experience in community-based research and planning. She is the author of the poetry chapbook "The Blvd" and has published work in Boom California, Dryland Literary Journal and the Acentos Review.  She is a proud Compton resident and descendant of Black Panama Canal workers.

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The poetry section of a bookstore | Nick Fewings/Unsplash
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Southland Sessions

Where to Find L.A. Poetry in the Time of Social Distance

Poetry’s ability to distill truth into a small and mighty form makes it apt for this time of fake news. Here’s where to find your daily dose.
Mural at Mafundi Institute | Still from "Broken Bread" Watts
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Artbound

As If I was Carrying a Gun: Art and Surveillance in 1960s Watts

An arts movement emerged in ‘60s Watts. In response, federal and local law enforcement enacted counterinsurgency programs that infiltrated and co-opted Black arts and culture institutions and surveilled and targeted activists, artists and community member
Students enjoyed a variety of art making activities and classes at the Happening House. | Courtesy of Willie Ford, Jr. and the Compton Communicative Arts Academy Collection, Special Collections and Archives, John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, CSU L.A.
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Artbound

How Compton's Communicative Arts Academy Rebuilt the City for Artists and Community Life

From 1969 to 1975, Compton's Communicative Arts Academy invigorated the city with art by establishing Compton as canvas and muse as well as by transforming buildings into venues and objects for art in the community.
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