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  • This week L.A . Letters highlights important San Diego locations that help contribute to a quietly thriving community ... of the Gilded Age. There's much more to cover and say about San Diego . Future installments will continue this exploration. ...
  • This week L.A . Letters covers the picturesque communities of Altadena, Pasadena and the ... One of the best books about the 1920s and 30s around Pasadena is "An Orange Grove Boyhood" by ... of poetry. Coleman said, "a dialogue across time, this is something special." Her poetic set was accompanied by pianist David ...
  • This week L.A . Letters salutes the talented musicians that reflect the shifting range of ... The Blue Whale is a venue that's easy to get excited about . Tucked in the corner of a three-story mini-mall at San Pedro and ... Sound System at the Del Monte Speakeasy | Photo by la -underground used under a Creative Commons license The same ...
  • This week L.A . Letters covers even more poetry venues, from the inner city to the Inland ... Poetry Month. Last April I wrote two stories about the bustling landscape of poetry across Southern California. The first ... California. Judges include Angela Moore of Moms Write SoCal , Rick Stepp-Bolling of the Coffeehouse Writers, Apryl Skyes of Edgar & ...
  • ... explicated a few of his poems, including his epic poem about East St. Louis. He talked about the late great poet Henry Dumas and ... Here's to L.A.as Subject, Eugene Redmond, Cal State LA's Center for Contemporary Poetry, the Last Bookstore, indie presses and ... illustrious figures are important touch stones of L.A . Letters . ...
  • This week L.A . Letters highlights a new play celebrating Latina voices, along with five ... in her early days she freelanced for the L.A . Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Utne Reader, and New Left Review. Most ... the UCLA Kerckhoff Coffeehouse after a reading. We spoke about Carey McWilliams, and she gave me her take on his work. I was struck by ...
  • This week L.A . Letters spotlights these two places in San Diego that epitomize both the city's storied past and the city's bright ...
  • This week L.A . Letters examines the hip hop history in Cerritos and the unique conditions of ... but it is so much more than that," she writes. "There's something in the water in Cerritos -- I feel like it breeds success. It has ... Whitney High. Nguyen wrote for the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, and music magazines like URB before directing a documentary film ...
  • This week L.A . Letters covers a kaleidoscope of L.A . arts issues equally tragic and ... hosted the reading, and after almost 40 poets got up over about a three-hour session, I lost count. By nightfall, twinkling lights in ... Noho Lit Crawl with Poesia Para La Gente reading at Pitfire Pizza | Photo: Rosalind Helfand | Facebook ...
  • ... and poetry with some selected fiction. This week L.A . Letters looks at the past year in books. ... I cover relevant work, from the Bay Area, New York, San Diego , Chicago, or wherever -- because it's a global world and the ... The Los Angeles Times obituary this week talked about the time Dedeaux had a brief poetic battle with Muhammad Ali. Salute to ...

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