Sunday, March 25, 2012

Reading L.A.: Mike ThePoet Runs It Down

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?

Kamau Daaood, Leimert Park CD

John Fante, Ask the Dust

Charles Bukowski, Hollywood    

-- L.G.

photo: Mike The Poet visits Telling L.A. Stories
credit: L.G.

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