I Am Alive in Los Angeles – Identity and Local Time & Space in Mike Sonksen’s Letters to My City: 2nd Edition
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by Gabriel Lopez
7M ago
In Los Angeles Literature's newest book review, burgeoning Southeast L.Á. writer, Gabriel Lopez, reviews the 2nd edition of "Letters to My City" by MIke Sonksen. "While this collection deepens a person’s knowledge of Los Ángeles history, more importantly it profoundly shifts their understanding and relationship to Local Time and Space ..read more
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Posada: Finding Home
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
Editor-in-Chief Brian Dunlap's unpublished book review on Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo's debut poetry collection "Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge," originally written in 2017. "In poems of her family living in Boyle Heights and her Chavez Ravine poems, Bermejo brings this true Chicanx L.Á.—away from the overused tropes of a lack of history, of being without, of L.Á. is Hollywood—to the fore ..read more
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Linda Ravenswood’s Cantadora: A Healer Song to Sing
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by K.R. Morrison
7M ago
Poet K.R. Morrison wrote this book review on Linda Ravenswood's poetry collection Cantadora - Letters From California. "Linda Ravenswood unravels her personal country through an occupied and often cruel nation, offering fresh windows into mixed heritage, migration, otherness, and gender relations ..read more
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Family History: Cenizas by Cynthia Guardado
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
A book review on Inglewood native Cynthia Guardado's recent poetry collection "Cenizas ..read more
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Robin Coste Lewis’s Family Album
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
"'To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness' assembles a hundred and seventy-nine photographs," from Robin Coste Lewis's grandmother's photo collection of family and "of worlds that had vanished ..read more
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Trumpets in the Sky by Jerry Garcia
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
"Trumpets in the Sky" is poet Jerry Garcia's latest poetry collection. "[H]e is able to focus on the magic of the world in the way that Kerouac, Snider, or Whitman were so often able to do ..read more
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The Naked City
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
"South Central Noir" focuses on one of Los Angeles’s most recognized neighborhoods. As Gary Phillips says in the introduction "The settings herein reflect South Central today or chronicle its colorful past, such as the days of the jazz joints along Central Avenue...From South Park to East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from the borderlands of Watts to the one-time Southern Pacific railroad tracks paralleling Slauson Avenue, take a tour of a section of Los Angeles that may be unfamiliar to you but you will get to know, at least a little, by the time you finish reading this entertaining and e ..read more
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Nothing Doings
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by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
Author and USC Professor Percival Everett's new novel, "Dr. No," is a parody of 007 movies in the screwball comedy mode. The premise: an inverted Goldfinger ..read more
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Cenizas
Los Angeles Literature » Book Reviews
by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
A book review of Inglewood native, Cynthia Guradado's, second book of poetry, Cenizas ..read more
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A Ballad of Love and Glory by Reyna Grande
Los Angeles Literature » Book Reviews
by Brian Dunlap
7M ago
Reyna Grande's new book, a historical novel, "takes place in 1846. After Texas has been annexed," and "the US army begins to head south to start a war with Mexico over the Río Grande border ..read more
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