Three L.A. Poets Get Accepted to VONA/Voices

By Brian Dunlap

UntitledEarlier this week three L.A. poets, Irene Monica Sanchez, Angelina Sáenz and T. Sarmina got accepted into the prestigious VONA/Voices of Our Nation summer workshop at Realm Academy in Berkeley. The workshop is for emerging poets and prose writers-of-Color.

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There is a New Host for Avenue 50’s La Palabra’s Open Mic Poetry Reading Series

by Brian Dunlap

26992437_10157041638868989_7897940542334418098_nThe last time La Palabra was held at Avenue 50 Studios in December, host Karineh Mahdessian couldn’t hold back tears that spoke to the deep connections she’s made during her time as host of the long running open mic reading series. Karineh’s time was coming to a close. The community she helped nurture packed the back room to help send her off.

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