The Power of Poetry: Pictures from Our 2nd Annual Open Mic Night at Cahuenga Public Library in Los Angeles

We had a tremendous time at the 2nd Annual Open Mic Night at Cahuenga Public Library this past Thursday, April 25th, 2019, enjoying ourselves so much that we actually went over time. THIS is the power of poetry in our communities! Photo courtesy of JRG & JIMBO TIMES. J.T.

Get Literary, Los Angeles

Following another lightning round of work for the day, it should have been just another chill bike ride home. But a force came over me as I decided it was time to give something else a try. Just as I was about to make the swerve onto the ole block, I decided to keep going […]

Poem in Hand, I Would Like to Welcome You With the Following

I experienced the sneers of discrimination at my schools before I experienced the sonnets of poetry within them. But the first time I was discriminated against based on the color of my skin, the language I spoke at home, or some other characterization of me, I didn’t quite know the definition of the word: discrimination. […]

LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas (2015)

Los Angeles! I hope these letters find you well. I just got in after some smooth rickety-rolling through the 210 freeway, and the night is ours. I’m with the InsideOUT Writers program at a juvenile camp in San Dimas through October, and while the ride up is a solid hour’s drive past mid-day heat and glaring metal, the ride back is […]