Los Angeles Poet Society – Los Angeles 2013

 

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Jessica Wilson hosts two events for 100 TPC:

 

9/28/2013: Global 100 Thousand Poets/Musicians for Change Day

at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA

*This event will be focused more on Poetry for Change*

 

 

Become involved in the fun!

  • Chalk the Walks of Beyond Baroque!|
  • Bring your favorite dish to the POTLUCK in the Poets Garden!
  • Donate a blanket and lay it out on the lawn of Beyond Baroque in a Picnic for Peace! Donations will be washed by the Los Angeles Poet Society and donated to the homeless of Venice Beach!
  • POETRY FLASH MOB! We’ll be making protest signs on the lawn! Also we want to capture your voices and make a list of all the things you want to CHANGE! We’ll compile these to add to our archive for Los Angeles!

    We are asking for a $5 donation to attend the event, but no one will be turned away! Your donation helps make this event possible!


VENICE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
(Subject to Change) 

Time On Schedule
Noon Introduction by Richard Modiano and Jessica Wilson, Jessica Wilson
1215 Youth Poets, Billy Dragonkid
1230 Norman Molesko
1245 Eric John Priestly
1pm James Berkowitz  , Don Kingfisher Campbell, Janie Fried
115 Eleanor Goldfield Swede of the Rooftop Revolutionaries!, Tairy Barrie, Sean Hill
130 Crystal Lane Swift, Rich Ferguson
145 Richard Modiano
2pm AMY UYEMATSU
215 AMY UYEMATSU
230 Gregory Bell, Jefeffrey Alan Rochlin, Mary Mann
245 Shaya Threats
3pm Pete Justus, Will West, Anthony Rogers “No One”
315 Just Kibbe, Bill Friday, Matt Sedillo
330 Michael Ian Churchman, VLM (Vachelle McFarland), Antonieta Villamil
345 Juan Cardenas
4pm Conney Williams
415 Laurel Ann Bogen
430 Heather Parker,  Joe Gardner, Amanda Reyna
445 Jerry Della Salla, Nelson Alburquenque
5pm Will Alexander
515 Julio the Conga Poet
530 Mark Lipman, Lynne Bronstein
545 Pam Ward
6pm Antonieta Villamil presents 100 Mil Poetas por el Cambio!
615 Spanish Poets
630 Spanish Poets
645 Spanish Poets
7pm Spanish Poets
715 Spanish Poets
730 Spanish Poets
745 Spanish Closing, Closing from Jessica Wilson, Juan Cardenas of Los Angeles Poet Society
Closing FINITO

Scheduling questions? Email: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

 

 

LOS ÁNGELES EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTE:


100MIL POETAS POR EL CAMBIO


con LA POESÍA FÉSTIVAL en el Teatro de BEYOND BAROQUE
681 Venice Blvd. Venice California 90231
el Sábado 28 de Septiembre de 2013 de 6 a 8pm.POET ORGANIZER: Antonieta Villamil. MÚSICOS: Ángela Roa, Joe Cumbé.
POETS: Emilia Chuquín, Dora Magaña, Carolina Rivera, Carmen Rojas Larrazábal, María Guardado, Marina Moncada, Rosanna Perez, Flor De Té, Marcela Urrutia, Raúl Arredondo, Oxc Lebrán, Roberto Leni, David Mangas, Celerino Hernández, Dukardo Hinestrosa, Leonardo Ibáñez, Ricardo Ventura, Valentín González, Julio Rodríguez (The Conga Poet), Joseph Sarria, Iván Figueroa, Mauricio Campos, Alejandro Molina, Jorge Richezet (George Aztlán), Virgilio González, Pedro Sánchez.

EL EVENTO GLOBAL DE 2013 ES EL 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE

Más de 150 ciudades representando más de 100 países se han apuntado para ser parte de esta iniciativa global a través de lecturas de poesía, conciertos, recitales y más! Somos una comunidad de base que reúne poetas, artistas, músicos, y comunidad para exigir cambios en el medio ambiente, sociales y políticos, en el marco de la paz y el desarrollo sostenible. En este momento en que peligra la vida de muchas especies, entre ellas la humana insistimos en la sensibilización, en la humanización a través de la poesía y el arte testimonial de conciencia.

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com

BIOGRAFÍA Y CV EN ESPAÑOL:
SHORT BIO AND CV IN ENGLISH:
SOLUNA EN BOSQUE DE ANTONIETA VILLAMIL
GANA EL 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD 2012
EN LA CATEGORÍA DE MEJOR LIBRO DE POESÍA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS:
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL IN THE COCUMENTARY “VOICES IN WARTIME”:
VIDEO BILINGÜE/BILINGUAL VIDEO
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL AT THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL:

9/29/2013: 100 Thousand Poets/Musicians for Change, North Hollywood (The NoHo Salon)

at Bob’s Espresso Bar, 5251 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

 *This event will be focused more on Music for Change*

 


North Hollywood (NoHo) PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE 
(Subject to Change)


Time Performer
2pm Welcome from the NoHo Salon (Radomir Luza and Jessica Wilson, hosts)
215 Radomir Vojtech Luza
230 Judy Barrat, Beverly Collins
245 Dorian
3pm Mary Mann
315 Jessica Wilson
330 Nelson Alburquenque
345 Juan Cardenas
4pm Cklara Moradian
415 The Whale
430 Shaya Threats
445 Rolando Ortiz, Matt Sedillo
5pm Julio the Conga Poet
515 Apryl Skies
530 Poppas Kitchen
545 Poppas Kitchen
6pm Poppas Kitchen

  

Scheduling questions? Email: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

ORGANIZER: Jessica Wilson

CONTACT: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

 

Los Angeles 100 TPC/TMC Organizers

 

An IMPORTANT message from the lips of an

Aborigine Woman from Canada, Kwitsel Tatel! 



Let us care for our Mother!

Stop with the oil, stop with money!

We cannot consume these resources.

We need to stop digging more holes and drilling down our home!

This video was captured from Writer and Publisher of Bohemian Paradise Press, Milena Oda and her travels.

View the complete video here! www.youtube.com/embed/H1-CaXCCI-8?list=UUh8e9f_iLmolHha4daO7hPg

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Los Angeles is aligned with the vision Kwitsel speaks of! Let’s work together to spread the message and urge the world the CHANGE!

100 Thousand Poets for Change – Day

September 28, 2013

Celebrating and spreading the word for change. It is the embodiment of our hearts, our minds, fused with spirit to see change in the things of the world.

Our current world is pained…this is an opportunity to join as one collective voice around the world that acknowledges that pain, knows it’s time to heal, and move on to close in the distance between our projections and this reality.

Change. You know what needs to be done. I know what needs to be done.

Let us unite on this day to share our messages, build community, and push forward for change!

Los Angeles, CA is very fortunate to have many heartbeats in its city… vast generations bringing the goodness of diversity and unity in one breath.

With this, I want to know who of all of you will hold your own 100 Thousand Poets for Change celebration.

With this, I want to know who of you would like to hold stage at Beyond Baroque, in Venice, CA – a historic site for Poets and Musicians. The birth of The Doors and the stomping grounds of the Venice West Beatniks… a place always true to its bohemian roots, where there is water everywhere to feed your message as it blossoms over the ears of many. More importantly…the many that understand.

 

We need this. We need to know that we are not alone in this want for change.

Who wants to be a part of this?

Please send me your email to: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com and we will get your vision rolling.

Yours in the spirit of change.

Jessica M. Wilson

 

 

Want to join the Los Angeles Poet Society?

About Us

Founded in 2010, the Los Angeles Poet Society, (LAPS), was by raised by East LA born Poet, Jessica M. Wilson. The mission of the LAPS is to create a bridge, fusing the communities of Los Angeles and Southern California Poets, poetry organizations, Writer groups, booksellers, publishers, literary enthusiasts and supporters into a unified social and literary network.

Our Mission

The focal point of LAPS is to network and publicize the events and achievements of its members. LAPS also organizes and promotes events, pulling from within its own community, to create and sustain Los Angeles’ literary anchor.

 

Become a Member!

 

 

100 Thousand Poets | Musicians for Change Participants, Los Angeles

 

Pam Ward

Pam Ward is a writer and graphic designer.  A UCLA graduate and recipient of a ‘California Arts Council Fellow in Literature’ and ‘New Letters Literary Award’ she has had her poetry published in  “Scream When you Burn,”  “Grand Passion,” “Calyx,” “Catch the Fire,” and the newly released, “Voices from Leimert Park.” Pam operates her own graphic design studio, “Ward Graphics” as well as runs her own publishing house, “Short Dress Press.” Her first novel, “Want Some, Get Some,” comes out on Kensington Books, February 2007. Pam has edited five anthologies including, “Picasso’s Mistress,” “What the Body Remembers,” and “The Supergirls Handbook: A Survival Guide.”

She has had short stories printed in “The Best American Erotica, “Men We Cherish,” and “Gynomite.” As an artist-in-resident for the City of Los Angeles and the City of Manhattan Beach, Pam also served as a board member for Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation and has worked for many community arts and social/health organizations, including Black Women for Wellness, Summit on Gang Violence and Art Center College of Design.  Currently, Pam Ward is working on her third novel, “Between Good Men & No Man at All.”

 

Laurel Ann Bogen

Laurel Ann Bogen is the author of 10 books of poetry and short fiction including Washing a Language,Fission,The Last Girl in the Land of the Butterflies,The BurningDo Iguanas Dance, Under the Moonlight? and Rag Tag We Kiss.

From 1996 until 2002 she was literary curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she coordinated the Writers in Focus poetry series and co-authored a grant sponsored by Poets and Writers, linking the museum’s education department with Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center to create a writers-in-residence program. She has been an instructor of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program since 1990 and received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year in Creative Writing in 2008. Selected “Best Female Poet/Performer” by the L.A. Weekly in their Best of L.A. issue she is well-known for her lively readings and is a founding member of the acclaimed poetry performance troupe, Nearly Fatal Women.

Bogen has read/performed in venues as diverse as Cornell University, The Savannah College of Art and Design, The Knitting Factory (NYC), The DA Center for the Arts, The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Museum of Contemporary Art and LACE. The recipient of the Curtis Zahn Poetry Prize from the Pacificus Foundtion and two awards from the Academy of American Poets, her work has appeared in over 100 literary magazines and anthologies including The Misread City, California Poetry From The Gold Rush to the Present, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Stand-Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, The Maverick Poets, Poetry Loves Poetry, Grand Passion, Gargoyle, Rattapallax, Pearl, Solo, Bakunin, Yellow Silk, Mississippi Mud, Jacaranda Review, Los Angeles Times and Chiron Review.

Will Alexander (winner of the American Book Award for Poetry!)

Will Alexander is a poet whom critics have not been able to categorize easily. An African-American child of the post-World War II baby boom who grew up in south central Los Angeles, he also does not fit any clichéd image of that generation’s avant-garde poets. The son of a World War II veteran, Alexander was influenced by the revolutionary struggles of the Third World that first inspired his father during a military tour of the Caribbean. The elder Alexander found there was a sharp contrast in how black Americans lived in the United States as compared to other Third World countries, according to Harryette Mullen, writing in Callalloo. “There, the elder Alexander was impressed to see black people in positions of power, and his story of that experience left a distinct impression on his son, who counts among his culture heroes Césaire of Martinique and Wifredo Lam of Cuba,” Mullen noted.

Eric John Priestly

Eric John Priestley, a veteran of Budd Schulberg’s Watts Writers Workshop, has recently had his most recent novel, For Keeps, published by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions in Los Angeles. Currently, he teaches at the Henan University of Economics and Law in China. This poem previously appeared in  Black Renaissance Noire.

Janie Fried

 

Michael Ian Churchman

Crystal Lane Swift

 

Juan Cardenas

Change: The way we treat people, the way we treat the natural world, abolish a money-driven society
Promoting: Love, Peace, restore naturalism to the world

Bill Friday

 

Conney Williams

 

V Lazaro Zamora

 

Tairy Barrie

 

David McIntire

Change: treatment of animals, gays and the working class
Promote: animal rights, civil rights, anarchism

The Fall of Because

if you are wondering about the fall of because 
it’s here 
in your mouth
as you silently agree to the shackles

if you are asking for excuses
we have a catalog of incoherent logic
you can only afford with borrowed reasoning

if you are searching for your anger
we have safely hidden it out of your reach
you won’t be needing it anymore

stop worrying

trust us

we know what is best for you
and what is best for you
is what is best for us

if you are questioning the keys
you have given them to us as a legacy

if you are not sure that the blindfold is necessary
remember that you are the one who put it there
we only secured it for you

we are the ties that bind
your critical thinking
your desire for exploration
we are the lifetime supply of useless information
the celebrity tragedy of the day
the fashionable rationale
the shoes you have always wanted
as you stand barefoot in a pool of your children’s blood

and when you go looking for the remnants
your grandmother’s antique frame left in the attic
the memories of sunsets and compassion
do you really think that you will recognize them?
you will only see
if you choose to wake up
if you allow the light to dance violently across your regrets
if you choose not to sever the limbs of your unborn dreams
if you remember Lorca and Joe Hill and you swell the sky 
with anger and love

but please,
don’t stir
stay dark in your sleep
it will be easier
for the truncheons to find their mark

© David McIntire
6/7/13

 

Richard Modiano

 

Apryl Skies

 

Rich Ferguson

 

Cklara Moradian

 

Joe Gardner

 

John Martinez

 

Antonieta Villamil

 

LOS ÁNGELES EN ESPAÑOL PRESENTE:
100MIL POETAS POR EL CAMBIO
con LA POESÍA FÉSTIVAL en el Teatro de BEYOND BAROQUE
681 Venice Blvd. Venice California 90231
el Sábado 28 de Septiembre de 2013 de 6 a 8pm.POET ORGANIZER: Antonieta Villamil. MÚSICOS: Ángela Roa, Joe Cumbé.
POETS: Emilia Chuquín, Dora Magaña, Carolina Rivera, Carmen Rojas Larrazábal, María Guardado, Marina Moncada, Rosanna Perez, Flor De Té, Marcela Urrutia, Raúl Arredondo, Oxc Lebrán, Roberto Leni, David Mangas, Celerino Hernández, Dukardo Hinestrosa, Leonardo Ibáñez, Ricardo Ventura, Valentín González, Julio Rodríguez (The Conga Poet), Joseph Sarria, Iván Figueroa, Mauricio Campos, Alejandro Molina, Jorge Richezet (George Aztlán), Virgilio González, Pedro Sánchez.EL EVENTO GLOBAL DE 2013 ES EL 28 DE SEPTIEMBREMás de 150 ciudades representando más de 100 países se han apuntado para ser parte de esta iniciativa global a través de lecturas de poesía, conciertos, recitales y más! Somos una comunidad de base que reúne poetas, artistas, músicos, y comunidad para exigir cambios en el medio ambiente, sociales y políticos, en el marco de la paz y el desarrollo sostenible. En este momento en que peligra la vida de muchas especies, entre ellas la humana insistimos en la sensibilización, en la humanización a través de la poesía y el arte testimonial de conciencia.

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com

BIOGRAFÍA Y CV EN ESPAÑOL:
SHORT BIO AND CV IN ENGLISH:

SOLUNA EN BOSQUE DE ANTONIETA VILLAMIL 
GANA EL 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD 2012 
EN LA CATEGORÍA DE MEJOR LIBRO DE POESÍA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS: 

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL IN THE COCUMENTARY “VOICES IN WARTIME”:
VIDEO BILINGÜE/BILINGUAL VIDEO
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL AT THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL: 

Jessica Wilson

Change: Treatment of American Veterans, Homelessness, Treatment of Impoverished, Treatment of Women
Promoting: Healthy Relationships, Womens’ Rights and Equality, Empathy and care towards impoverished, homeless, and displaced American soldiers. LOVE!

Matt Sedillo

 

Jessica Ceballos

 

Just Kibbe

Judy Barrat

Radomir Vojtech Luza

 

Poppas Kitchen

 

Julio the Conga Poet


Sean Hill

Change: Treatment of Women, Domestic Violence
Promoting: Equality, Love

 

Mary Mann

 

 Norman Molesko

Change: Treatment of Seniors
Promoting View: Creative Aging

THIS YOUNG OLDIE
As a young oldie – I ramble.
I walk – stroll – wander – drift – meander.
As a young oldie – I do not scramble.
I do not move quickly – rush – run – push.
My preamble – I do things in moderation.
This way my mind does not get into shambles.
And before I ramble away – I need to say –
May you live with peace and harmony.
© Norman Molesko, 2013

 

In Norman’s Words:

Changing attitudes concerning older adults, which are held by themselves and by society.

My proposed issues for change include:

Heightened awareness of the continuing increases in
Senior populations for many decades-to-come and
its impact upon economic, health and social conditions.

Informed understanding about Seniors and Senior issues.

Advocating for positive and healthy Senior Creative Aging.

Promoting the enhancement of self-esteem and self-worth
among Senior populations.

As part of my submission, I am sending a follow-up email
with a poem. I suggest the poem, “More Of Us Seniors in the
U.S.A.”, be published on the Los Angeles Poet Society
Facebook page.

Sincerely,
Norman Molesko

P.S. I believe that history has shown that public opinion,
public advocacy and persevering public activism can
penetrate and sway those in power.

 

Norman is a driver of Creative Aging and Seniors’ Rights! See him here delivering his message to the crowd at Bob’s Espresso Bar, as part of Writer Wednesdays!

Let’s change the way we treat our elder population! 

No one should be counted out due to age!

Let’s end AGEISM and the mistreatment of our elders!

 

 

Rolando Ortiz

 

Heather Parker

I want to change the idea that we are all separate.
I want to change how men and woman see each other.  There is a huge misunderstanding between us; a lack of understanding of the feminine and masculine energies.  So many people believe we must be adversaries instead of partners.  We can create an amazing world together. Music perpetuates these misunderstandings by positioning men and women against each other. I believe honoring self and honoring each other makes a huge difference.  (One of a few things I want to see change). ” – Heather Parker

Jerry Della Salla

Would like to change:  

To communicate the soldier experience, emotionally, psychologically. And never to alienate those who haven’t served, but invite such fellow Americans into a world that they might otherwise shun…and in the hope for greater acceptance, greater understanding, greater unity. And to do ALL these things in the light that is the Lord of peace.” 
~Jerry Della Salla,
(US Army- Retired)
Amy Uyematsu
Eleanor Goldfield Swede of the Rooftop Revolutionaries!
Would like to change:  End the corporatocratic rule of this country
Complicity

Where were you when this crusade first came?
Holy CIA and Pinochet.

Greed cuts you deep
Bleed as they reap

Neo-cons took up their arms in faith
Genocide wears suits and ties, let´s play

Greed cuts you deep
Bleed as they reap

As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed me
That´s your complicity
As they reap, cuts you deep, lead me
That´s your complicity

Oligarchs and Wall Street sharks, sieg heil
Where will you be when they read your file?

Greed cuts you deep
Bleed as they reap

As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed me
That´s your complicity
As they reap, cuts you deep, lead me
As they reap, cuts you deep, bleed

Oh greed cuts you deep
Bleed as they reap

Oh Bleed – as they reap

 ~ Lyrics by Eleanor Goldfield Swede
Teresa Mei Chuc
Tibetan Poets of Los Angeles!
Will West
Lynne Bronstein
VLM (Vachelle McFarland)
James Berkowitz  
Amanda Reyna
ER Sanchez
Matt Sedillo
Shaya Threats  
Nelson Alburquenque
 
Gregory Bell
Jeffrey Alan Rochlin
Pete Justus
Beverly Collins
Anthony Rogers “No One”
Holistic living, holistic relationships.
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8 Responses to Los Angeles Poet Society – Los Angeles 2013

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  2. Norman Molesko says:

    Thank you, Jessica, for putting so much of what I am about, my efforts and my passions, onto this 100TPC website.

  3. will west says:

    Gotta go big!!

  4. Alison Adams says:

    I really enjoyed Wednesday’s reading. I would love to join your groups including 100TPC.

  5. Judy Barrat says:

    Jessica, I would be honored to read with you. Judy

    • europawynd says:

      Hi Judy,
      You got it! I am happy to have you on board.
      Question: Did you want to join in at Beyond Baroque for Saturday, Sept. 28, or North Hollywood on the 29th?
      🙂
      Be well,
      Jessica

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