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LA Lifts Bukowski Beyond the Low-Life Cliche March 13, 2014: Is it possible to expand the scope of Bukowski scholarship beyond the low-life cliche that so permeates readings of his work? John Penner at Jacket Copy thinks yes, and on the occasion of this year's Charles Bukowski Memorial Celebration, he writes about a few new ways to look at Bukowski's work. When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 [...] by

Eloise Klein Healy is on the Mend January 9, 2014: We were devastated to hear the news that Eloise Klein Healy, Los Angeles's first poet laureate, had to resign from her position when she became ill with encephalitis in 2012. A little over a year later, she is on the mend! JacketCopy brings us the good news--- If you listen closely to her, she still speaks like a poet — just not the poet [...] by

A Los Angeles Star: Wanda Coleman Has Died November 25, 2013: Awful, sad news. The Los Angeles Times is abuzz with remembrances and stories about Wanda Coleman, "L.A.'s Unofficial Poet Laureate," who died too young-- at the age of 67. From Carolyn Kellogg, of Jacket Copy: Poet Wanda Coleman died Friday after a long illness, her husband said. She was 67. Coleman was a key figure in the [...] by

L.A. Dispatch: Suzanne Lummis’s True Grit Poetry of Los Angeles September 16, 2013: This weekend's edition of the NPR News Program, All Things Considered, featured a lengthy interview with Suzanne Lummis. Suzanne Lummis is a poet living in Los Angeles and a practitioner of "Noir Poetry." Jacki Lydon, the host of All Things Considered, began her conversation with a question: "Suzanne Lummis wears turquoise cowboy boots, a [...] by

Coldfront Interviews Becca Klaver on ‘LA and Real Magic’ February 7, 2013: In a two-part interview at Coldfront Magazine, Becca Klaver talks about her book, LA Liminal as well as her editorial work. We love that interviewer Eva Heisler begins the dialog by asking Klaver to talk about her local experience of LA even though city appears in LA Liminal as "a screen image, attitude, and free-floating threshold." Klaver [...] by

To Fill the Absence April 4, 2011: ...and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure? All that breathe Will share thy destiny…. —from William Cullen Bryant’s "Thanatopsis" "Thanatos." The young man who uttered the word didn’t know it had been years since I’d heard it or any variation on it. It immediately lanced me, [...] by