Authors, Poets & Writers
Luis Rodriguez’s Post Laureate updates: Vroman’s, KCET, FX-TV’s Snowfall, Tia Chucha Press, a new book + more
Pasadena's Vroman's Bookstore "Walk of Fame" dedication to Luis Rodriguez by Luis J. Rodriguez [hoot_dropcap]I...
Feature: Bernadette Murphy – From Knitting to Motorcycles, it’s all about risk says this Antioch University Professor
By deborah granger Feature photo by Adrienne Helitzer/Still productions Author Bernadette Murphy is not only a master...
by Natalie Durkin “It’s fantastic to be a poet in L.A., and to be an Angeleno.” That’s right, our country’s chosen...
February’s Read: A Negro and a Hot-Tub, short story by former NFL pro-player and emerging novelist Andre Hardy, Sr.
Propaganda, yes, but still, I sometimes get confused. For instance, whenever I wear hoodies, I find myself suspicious of my right hand, wondering if it might steal the money from my left pocket. With that in mind, who knew what stereotype would be triggered if Tiny Hands started using foul-mouthed locker room talk?
I’ve been deliberately cultivating his long attention span. Whatever he’s interested in, that’s the most important thing, so I encourage him to keep doing that as long as possible. I never say, “Come on! Let’s go. We’ll go to the beach or forest, and make things with sticks for five hours before he’s ready to switch. Other families come to the playground for 20 or 30 minutes, but we’d just stay there for hours, immersed in some newly invented game. Nobody else can hang with us like this. Everyone else gets so bored. Of course my adult mind wanders to all the other things we could be doing. But I let it go, and return to that present focus.
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Mila Cuda, Los Angeles 2017 Youth Poet Laureate
My country’s doormat
reads: SORRY, NO VACANCIES
I want it to read:
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE, DO COME IN
Make yourself at home.
We the Young People: Reflecting on Our Nation’s Birthday with Rhiannon McGavin, 2016 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate
I go to the streets in a summer dress, today,
because I’m afraid of a new year with the locked air of a suitcase
a cold I may not feel and all I wanted was feeling
I wanted a blue jacket that smelled like thyme and you
I’ve accomplished a lot
Because you’ve been by my side
And you’ve helped me see life
As this one crazy ride
Exclusive Father’s Day Interview: Davis MacDonald introduces The Judge and tells us why he writes mysteries around social issues relevant today
The second book, "The Island," deals with a dysfunctional town, which Avalon (Catalina Island) is with the various...
Why would The Reasonable Woman become unreasonable? By: LAUREL ANN BOGEN Photographer: GREG TUCKER Location: Beyond...