LITERATURE, POETRY

“The Children” by Jessica M. Wilson

No Comments 17 September 2015

The Children   We are all the sons and daughters of indigenous. Oh, you didn’t know? Well, it’s not your fault. Don’t blame your ancestors. They fought hard, believe me. Wouldn’t you have fought to keep your home? Well they fought, but the other team won.   They won with their weapons and their masses. […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

Dos Poemas by Alexandra Hohmann

No Comments 16 September 2015

This Small Thing This small thing— once hot coals left unattended, chicken bone boiling in broth, peeling wallpaper in an abandoned room— surges from the pit of my stomach, climbs my esophagus, leaps out of my mouth, sin vergüenza. This small thing demands to be heard, doesn’t need no ransom, wants walls to bounce off, […]

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CREATIVE NON-FICTION, LITERATURE

“Pepe” by Rosie McFarland

No Comments 15 September 2015

     Five goudes in his pocket, Pepe walks around the market with a bounce in his step. Choices around every corner, and his stomach rumbles and churns with possibility and hunger. Sticks and palm branches holdup tarps above makeshift tables covered by food and knick-knacks. Stall sellers sit in the shade behind the tables […]

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lael neale

LITERATURE, POETRY

“The Aquarium Store” by Lael Neale

No Comments 21 August 2015

The following poem is by Lael Neale, a poet and folk musician who was raised on a farm in rural Virginia and now lives in Los Angeles. She is the founder of the East Side Poetry Group and her debut album, I’ll Be Your Man, was released earlier this year. Writes Gigie Hall in Culture […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

“10-27-13” by Lael Neale

No Comments 20 August 2015

The following poem is by Lael Neale, a poet and folk musician who was raised on a farm in rural Virginia and now lives in Los Angeles. She is the founder of the East Side Poetry Group and her debut album, I’ll Be Your Man, was released earlier this year. Writes Gigie Hall in Culture […]

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rachel fannan

LITERATURE, POETRY

“Laurie My Lake Is Empty” by Rachel Fannan

No Comments 13 August 2015

Rachel Fannan is the singer-songwriter behind LA-based retro band Only You. Her forthcoming collection of poetry explores themes and moments captured within her numerous tour diaries. The following poem, “Laurie My Lake Is Empty,” includes a dramatic performance of the material by Rachel, herself.     Laurie My Lake Is Empty   you pretend you […]

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ESSAY, LITERATURE, RESOURCES

how is the artist or writer to function (survive and produce) in the community, outside of institutions?

No Comments 06 August 2015

by Sesshu Foster (this piece is the first in our new series of essays we’re calling #resources. each essay written by a different artist. as re•sourced and resource.) 1. all you mfa candidates, all you college students, all you awp hangers-on, all you high school students wondering what to do (which is the same thing as […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

This is Art Currim

No Comments 06 August 2015

Art Currim is a Los Angeles-based poet with a background in music composition, video game directing and gadget designing. Until he walked away from all the machinery, and into a life of writing and composing. Both of the following poems were originally published in his first collection of poetry, PenUmbra #01. You can read the rest […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

“He Called Me Roxy” by A. Crow

No Comments 02 August 2015

A. Crow is a Los Angeles-based poet and writer. She regularly writes and reads for The WOMEN Group, a literary collective and reading series which meets monthly at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park. You can follow along with them on their website.     He Called Me Roxy He called me Roxy I […]

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alyssa crow

LITERATURE, POETRY

“The Girls I Grew Up With” by A. Crow

No Comments 27 July 2015

A. Crow is a Los Angeles-based poet and writer. She regularly writes and reads for The WOMEN Group, a Los Angeles-based literary collective and reading series which meets monthly at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park. They plan to release a collection of her poems sometime within the next year. You can follow along […]

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