Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, knows the pulse and history of Los Angeles and tunes into its heartbeat.
Listen to “Arrival Stories” on KCET.org: https://www.kcet.org/departures-columns/beats-and-rhymes-arrival-stories.
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Equally a scholar and performer, Mike Sonksen, also known as Mike the Poet, is a third-generation L.A. native renowned for poetry performances, published articles and mentoring teen writers. His KCET column, “L.A. Letters,” celebrates literary Los Angeles. Mike holds an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in English and History and has published over 500 essays and poems; his prose and poetry have been included in programs with the Mayor’s Office, the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Made in L.A.,” series, Grand Park and the Music Center. His most recent book, Poetics of Location, was just published by Writ Large Press.