Mike Sonksen a.k.a. Mike the Poet

Mike Sonksen a.k.a. Mike the Poet is a third-generation Los Angeles native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian, and tour guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press.


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Beyond Bukowski

Sophie Rachmuhl’s ‘A Higher Form of Politics’ explains how Los Angeles poetry thrived throughout the city from Venice to Watts....


Growing Down

"Silverstein communicates his concern for his readers on every page."...

Growing Down
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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