JOURNALIST, TEACHER and poet, Mike Sonksen, (better known around town as, Mike the Poet) touched down in class earlier this semester and spun L.A. history via shimmering rhyming couplets. He threw out names of some of his favorite books, authors and hidden places in L.A. Full list to follow but here are a few of the books and/or authors he made mention of both in conversation and verse:
Budd Schulberg: What Makes Sammy Run?
Leimert Park CD
John Fante, Ask the Dust
Charles Bukowski, Hollywood
photo: Mike The Poet visits Telling L.A. Storiescredit: L.G.