Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, Califormia

Organizer: Richard Modiano and Jessica Wilson, Beyond Baroque

Contact: info@beyondbaroque.org

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  1. With over 100 Poets and Musicians in the house, we reached over 100 guests!
    Luivette Resto
    Matt Sedillo
    David Romero
    Jessica Wilson
    Jessica Ceballos
    Jayson Pida
    James Berkowitz
    Lee Boek
    Mike Sonksen
    Apryl Skies
    Cklara Moradian
    Charles Davis
    Julio the Conga Poet
    Patricia Murphy
    Radomir Luza
    David Caris
    Monica Caris
    Mrs. Caris
    Danielle ___
    Lilli Keeve
    Abel Salas
    Melissa Alvarado
    Susan Hayden
    Mason Summit
    Sean Hill
    Rich Ferguson
    Ellyn Maybe
    Pete Justus
    Richard Modiano
    Billy Burgos
    Conney Williams
    Jeffrey Alan Rochlin
    Dori Marler
    Jennifer Tener
    Georgia Jones-Davis
    Doug Knott
    Mark Lipman
    Isaac Sundiata
    Rex Butters
    Dee Allen
    Gia Scott-Heron
    Antonieta Villamil
    Ross Altman
    Celerino Hernandez
    Carlos Maravilla
    Cristina Stanguellini
    Carmen Hernandez
    Angela Roa
    Joe Cumbé
    Dukardo Hinestrosa
    Julio Benítez
    Roberto Leni
    Carolina Rivera
    Julio Montero-Cuñao
    Raúl Arredondo
    Adolfo Schvartz
    Antonio Ventura
    Celerino Hernández
    Alejandro Molina,
    Francia Espinoza
    Ricardo Rodas
    Mauricio Campos
    Stephen Lindow
    Amanda LaPera
    Lynne Bronstein
    Vachelle McFarland
    Elena Secota
    Tairy Berry
    Ruth Gould-Goldman
    Ricardo Ventura
    Tresha Haefner
    India Radfar
    Marcela Ventura
    Michael Kleymenov
    Salpi Asayan
    Tessa Adler
    Eric Lawson
    Susan Lomas
    Roxanne Abell
    Kelly Giles
    Alex
    Polina Vasilieve
    Elsa y Ander Frausto
    Henry Diana
    Carla Montero
    Mimi Palomino
    Marita Claudio
    Rafael Figueroa
    Scott Kriloff
    Luis Narino
    Latoya Black
    Laurel Ann Bogen
    Rafael FJ Alvarado
    Keith Martin

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  3. With over 100 Poets representing the voices of Los Angeles, 100 Thousand Poets for Change/Musicians for Change, settles in the iconic and historic Literary Arts Center, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California.

    Our mic is no stranger to the struggle for representation of the “unseen and unheard”. We’re proud to be a part of worldwide history, as we unite and stand up for CHANGE!

    Schedule of Events

    11am-11pm, Beyond Baroque indoor theater: 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

    11am to 12pm: Open Mic for Change (arrive early to get on the list or RSVP venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com) 7 minute limit
    12pm to 1pm: Luivette Resto hosts poetry
    1pm to 2pm: Jessica Wilson hosts poetry from Jessica Ceballos, Jayson Pida, James Berkowitz, Lee Boek, Mike the Poet Sonksen, Apryl Skies, Cklara Moradian, Charles L. Davis, Jukio the CongaPoet
    2pm to 3pm: Abel Salas hosts poetry
    3pm to 4pm: Melissa Alvarado hosts poetry
    4pm to 5pm: Sean Hill hosts poetry and music
    5pm to 6pm: Featuring spoken word and poetry from Rich Ferguson, Ellyn Maybe
    6pm to 7pm: Billy Burgos hosts poetry from Richard Modiano, Pete Justus
    7pm to 8pm: Jeffrey Alan Rochlin hosts poetry from Dori Marler, Jenifer Tener, Georgia Jones-Davis, Conney Williams, Doug Knott
    8pm to 9pm: Mark Lipman hosts Revolutionary Poets Brigade Poetry Panel, featuring Isaac Sundiata, Rex Butters, Dee Allen, Gia Scott-Heron, Matt Sedillo, Antonieta Villamil, Ross Altman
    9pm to 10pm: Gia Scott-Heron hosts poetry
    10pm to 11pm: Antonieta Villamil hosts La Poesia featuring Musicians: Angela Roa, Joe Cumbé, and Poets: Dukardo Hinestrosa, Julio Benítez, Roberto Leni, Carolina Rivera, Raúl Arredondo, Antonio Ventura, Celerino Hernández, Antonieta Villamil. Open mic in Spanish inlcuding: Alejandro Molina, Francia Espinoza, Ricardo Rodas, and more!

    POTLUCK: Bring bites, take bites. Bring some cash for donations on the goodies. All funds will go towards paying our Tech Director for the event.

    PARKING: is free
    ENTRY: is free
    Can’t come in Person? Watch us LIVE on U-Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox

    QUESTIONS? Email: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

    Don’t like this format? Also view schedule here: http://europawynd.blogspot.com/2012/09/schedule-of-events-100-thousand-poets.html

  4. Can’t come to the show!?
    Watch us live on U-Stream!
    We’ll be broadcasting the entire span of the show from 11am – 12pm!
    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-poet-s-soapbox

    Schedule of Hosts/Segments:
    11-12: open mic for change (come early to get on the list!)
    12-1: Luivette Resto hosts
    1-2: Jessica Wilson hosts
    2-3: Abel Salas hosts
    3-4: Melissa Alvarado hosts
    4-5: Jason Brain hosts
    5-6: Rich Ferguson spoken word performance
    6-7: Billy Burgos hosts
    7-8: Jeffrey Alan Rochlin hosts
    8-9: Mark Lipman hosts
    9-10: Gia Scott Heron hosts
    10-11: Antonieta Villamil presents La Poesia

  5. With over 100 Poets representing the voices of Los Angeles, 100 Thousand Poets for Change/Musicians for Change, settles in the iconic and historic Literary Arts Center, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California.

    Our mic is no stranger to the struggle for representation of the “unseen and unheard”. We’re proud to be a part of worldwide history, as we unite and stand up for CHANGE!

    Los Angeles will feature an Open Mic for Change, and include many talented Poets from each end of the political and social spectrum with the profound voices of Susan Hayden, Gia Scott Heron, Billy Burgos, to the performances of Lee Boek, Rich Ferguson, and James Berkowitz, plus voices from the Revolutionary Poets Brigade led by Mark Lipman, and Spanish poets “Poesia” led by Antonieta Villamil, and the musical thunder of the Rooftop Revolutionaries!

    We are one – we seek nothing but to share what we see – and urge the world to CHANGE!

    ~Jessica M. Wilson

  6. Join one of 100Thousand Poets speaking up for change! Urging our world to turn it’s face to see the truth.
    This is our time!

    Beyond Baroque hosts the Los Angeles segment of this effort with Poets and Musicians performing for 12 hours straight!

    The Schedule:
    11-12: open mic for change (come early to get on the list!)
    12-1: Luivette Resto hosts
    1-2: Jessica Wilson hosts
    2-3: Abel Salas hosts
    3-4: Melissa Alvarado hosts
    4-5: Jason Brain hosts
    5-6: Rooftop Revolutionaries, Rich Ferguson
    6-7: Billy Burgos hosts
    7-8: Jeffrey Alan Rochlin hosts
    8-9: Mark Lipman hosts
    9-10: Gia Scott Heron hosts
    10-11: Antonieta Villamil presents La Poesia

    Make history with us!
    100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global phenomenon, collectively speaking up September 29th!

    Efforts will be archived by Stanford University, and webcast live all day!

    We’ll be having a POTLUCK! Bring food, and enjoy food!
    Donations are welcome.

    VENDORS – if you’d like to vend at 100 TPC, we have space for $20 for the day. Email: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

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  8. “The Boss” Richard Modiano, Director, Beyond Baroque
    (thank you, thank you)
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  9. “El Jefe” (thank you, thank you)
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    Luivette Resto
    Luivette Resto was
    born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the Bronx. In 2003, she
    completed her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her first
    book of poetry Unfinished
    Portrait
     was published in
    2008 by Tia Chucha Press and later named a finalist for the 2009 Paterson
    Poetry Prize. She is also a contributing poetry editor for Kweli Journal, a CantoMundo fellow, and the
    hostess of a monthly poetry reading series called La Palabra located at Avenue
    50 Studio in Los Angeles.

    Jessica Wilson
    A Poet from Los Angeles, CA, Jessica holds her Master of Fine Arts in
    Writing from Otis College, and a BA in both Creative Writing and Art History
    from UC Riverside. She is the founder of the Los Angles Poet Society, Writers’
    Row (a showcase of Writers during the downtown Art Walk), and SoapBox Poets
    which is a collaborative group of artists delivering their work to masses. She
    is newly published in anthology In the Company of Women: An Anthology of Wit &Wisdom, Sass & Class by Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing
    House, 2012.http://www.europawynd.blogspot.com

    Abel Salas
    Abel Salas publishes and edits Brooklyn
    & Boyle, an arts, literature and community journal based in historic Boyle
    Heights, on LA’s Eastside. A poet and journalist, he also co-founded Corazón
    del Pueblo, a Los Angeles community cultural arts center and collective. He has
    taught creative writing in LA County juvenile halls and his writing has
    appeared in The New York Times, Los
    Angeles Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Artillery Magazine, New Angeles
    Monthly, Latina Magazine, LA Weekly, The Austin Chronicle, The Brownsville
    Herald, and Zyzzyva-The Last Word: West Coast Writers & Artists
    , among
    many others. Born in Houston and raised in the cities of El Paso, Los Angeles
    and Austin, Salas has read poetry across the Southwest, in Washington D.C.,
    Havana, Cuba as well as Toluca, Mexico and Mexico City. He is the author of
    chapbook Lone Oak in December/El Encino Invernal (1998) and the monograph Hija
    de Guadalupe/Child of Guadalupe (2007).

    Melissa Alvarado
    Melissa grew up in
    Nebraska (barefoot with chickens in the yard and everything.) She first started
    writing in the fifth grade, where she got in trouble for writing a “scary”
    story about a girl drowning in a lake…in high school she received the
    “Spindrift Poet’s Award” as a Junior. At the University of Nebraska
    at Kearney (UNK) she graduated with her Bachelor’s in English and Biology, but
    for some reason was told to “pick one or the other,” which never made
    sense to her. While at UNK, Melissa received the “Christine Pappas”
    award for best Nebraska undergraduate writing which was awarded to her by
    William Kloefkorn, the Nebraska state poet.

    After UNK she applied
    to only one Pharmacy school, Creighton University. She says she completed her
    Doctorate’s of Pharmacy in 2006 to “punish” herself because she
    didn’t get in to the writing school of her choice. She considers herself a
    non-fiction narrative poet. Publications include poems published in Chum, Suisun Valley Review, The Toronto
    Quarterly, The Poetry Warrior, Secret Press USA, Plains Song Review
    ,
    “The World According to Goldfish – Looking Past,” by Goldfish
    Press,” “Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace,” by Backwaters Press,
    and a few more. She is also a Nebraska Center for Writer’s author. Recently,
    Melissa realized that she traveled from coast to coast within six months
    (including Hawaii and Alaska), but continues to focus her writing on her
    experiences in Nebraska.

    Jason Brain
    Lifelong native
    Angeleno, Jason Brain’s favorite hobby is breathing.

    When he’s not
    breathing, Jason is an up-and-coming Spoken Word Poet with a few self-published
    digital chapbooks, including 2011’s ouR Evolution and his Mix Tape Series,
    available to the public through his website.

    Jason is also a
    burgeoning Visual Artist of photography and geometry; a One-Act playwright who
    recently began revision on the fifth draft of his “365 Day, 365 One Act”
    collection, Amerikana:365; the creator and host of Soapbox Sessions, an
    established weekly Open Mic night in the San Fernando Valley for musicians,
    poets, comedians, and all; and is a guy who likes to make time to play sports,
    meditate, and enjoy the little things in life (like beautiful sunsets, good
    friends, and delicious coffee) in between it all.

    Billy Burgos
    Billy Burgos is a 38 year old Poet/Portrait
    Painter from Los Angeles Ca. He has served as a curator/workshop facilitator on
    staff at Gotpoetry.com for over 6 years. He is the host of Blogtalk Radio’s
    poetry show Word Ballast where he has interviewed such poets as Nikkey Finney,
    Nikky Giovanni and Thomas Sayers Ellis. Billy is also the co-editor of the
    poetry Broadsheet Sic 3. Billy is the host of the popular First Sunday Reading
    at Beyond Baroque and has been featured at numerous venues around the L.A. area
    such as Beyond Baroque, The World Stage and The Cobalt Cafe. In 2009 Billy was
    chosen as an up-and-coming poet by the L.A. Poetry Festival. At present he is
    working on his first full length collection of poems titled Eulogy To An
    Unknown Tree to be published by Lady Lazarus Press in the summer of 2012. Billy
    has completed his first one man gallery show tentatively titled “Angeleno
    Poets- A 20 Year Retrospective” , which has showcased all over
    Southern California.

    Jeffrey Alan Rochlin
    Poet, Speech Writer, Lyricist Spoken Word Artist

    Member of ASCAP Published Song “BLOOD IN THE CITY”

    on CD TITLED “UNSUNG” for SHATTERED MUSIC

    Published Song “88 KEYS’ on CD “A BETTER PLACE

    by New Orleans Piano Player Jeff Naideau(Nay-dough) 

    recorded in New Orleans

    Wrote and Produced CD with my band N’DANGERED SPECIES

    Entitled:  “ON THE  ROAD TO CAMP FREEDOM”

    Recorded at Keith Lynch Studio, El Segundo, Ca.

    Member of Artist Salon that worked with downtown city council

    to help develop downtown artists community

    Hosts readings at Stories Book Store in Echo Park

    and various venues around the city.

    Guest Host at 100,000 Thousand Poets for Change this year at
    Beyond Baroque

    Director of Valley Contemporary Poets for the past 5 years

    Works with Richard Modiano doing promotions and volunteer work at
    Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice California.

    Mark Lipman presents the Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade

    Mark Lipman is a writer, poet, multi-media
    artist and activist, who began his career as a professional ballet
    dancer.  In 2002, he became writer in residence at the world famous
    Shakespeare and Company, under the guidance of its founder George
    Whitman.  In that year he worked with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack
    Hirschman and the Italian poet, Igor Costanzo, in Back to Beat, a Fluxus art and poetry event in
    Breccia, Italy.

    Co-founder of
    both the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA) andAgir Contre la Guerre (France), Lipman has been an outspoken
    critic of war and occupation since 2001. 
    Lipman’s first novel, Impermanence (Sophia
    Press, 2001) was nominated for the Bard Literary Prize in 2003.  His works
    include: 60 original paintings; the books Love and
    Politics
     (poetry,
    2003); Fire in the
    Desert
     (novella,
    2003); Tumbleweed (novel, 2004); A Smuggler’s Tale (novel,
    2006); Because They
    Were Happy and Free
    (Caza de Poesía, 2009); I Found the Clitoris (short
    stories, M Press, 2009); The Dirt of
    Despair
     (Caza
    de Poesía, 2010) and A Stirring
    Underfoot
     (Caza de
    Poesía, 2011). He is also a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade (RPB).

    http://marklipman.blogspot.com
    http://www.casadepoesia.com

    Gia Scott Heron
    Miss Gia Louise Mitsuko
    Scott-Heron, who has come to be known as “Miss Gia” among friends and fans, has
    been writing songs and poetry since the age of 10.  She began pursuing
    poetry full time after graduating with honors from Pitzer college in 2002. 
    Her major, not surprisingly was in English World Literature and Creative
    Writing.  She has performed at various venues such as: Spreadin’ Love N
    Spoken Word, The World Stage, The Regent, ‘Da Poetry Lounge, Remedy,
    Reflections, Shades of Afrika, Green, and Natural High to name a few.  In
    2005, she was chosen to host A Night of Spoken Word and Jazz for KJLH.  In 2006, she
    hosted a weekly open mic called BARRA (a Yoruban word meaning, speak it and it shall be).

    Antonieta Villamil presents La Poesia

    ANTONIETA VILLAMIL (Bogotá,
    Colombia 1962) is an internationally recognized award winning
    bilingual poet, editor, translator and cultural promoter, inspired in
    Hölderlin’s axiom: “THE POETS FOUND THAT WHICH PERSISTS”. She focuses her
    writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence that compels
    us to hear their voices. Villamil brings a cross-cultural experience presenting
    poetry with a mixture of readings and brief stanzas in an eclectic
    style using voice and deep song. She speaks poetry as if it were a musical
    score and the result is an alchemical mixture of rhythms.


    BOOKS: Sea Cliffs of Dream,
    Dialogue of Insignificant Things, Sunmoon Inside Forest (Conjures to Invoke
    Love), Monologues of the Transgressor, Brew of the Invincible (Potions to Scare
    off Bad Love), Country Into the Wind, Malinche’s Trade, One Wound for Another.



    Antonieta Villamil was chosen next to
    the poets Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman,among others; for
    the film “Voices In Wartime”:









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sxkI9Ix5as.

    HONORS: The 14th International Latino
    Book Award 2012, for best book of poetry in Spanish: “SunMoon Inside Forest:
    Conjures to invoke love”. The 13th International Latino Book Award 2011, for
    “Sea Cliffs of Dream”.In June 2001 “Los Acantilados del Sueño” won the
    “International Poetry Prize Gaston Baquero” in Madrid, Spain. ANTHOLOGIES: “Revolutionary
    Poets Brigade, “One Wound For Another”, with an introduction by Elena
    Poniatowska, “Pinceladas Literarias Hispanoamericanas” edited by Gloria
    Bautista Gutierrez, “Women Looking South,” South American poets in the USA,
    edited by Zulema Moret, published by Torremozas in Spain. She is the
    director and organizer of “LA Poesía Festival” at Beyond Baroque in Venice
    California that brings poetry to Spanish speakers. She is available
    for book presentations, workshops and poetry festivals.


    San Francisco International Poetry
    Festival: http://sfipf.org/poets/antonieta-villamil



    Contact her at:  antonietavillamil@gmail.com. Cellular: 424 603 8156.



    Blog:  http://www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com.







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    L-R: Richard Modiano, Julio the Conga Poet, Rich Ferguson, Lee Boek, Jessica Ceballos, Radomir Luza, Jayson Pida, James Berkowitz

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  15. Music from The Rooftop Revolutionaries!

    Rooftop
    Revolutionaries are a 4 piece hard rock/alternative metal band that has a heavy
    message. Do Something. 

    With socially conscious lyrics, memorable
    melodies, driving guitars and pounding drums the music entertains and
    educates.

    http://rooftoprevolutionaries.com/

  16. Alicia Winski:
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    Amanda LaPera:
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    Apryl Skies:
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    Charles Davis:
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    Cklara Moradian:
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    Amanda LaPera

  18. Performers on Schedule:

    Alicia Winski

    Alicia Winski, born and raised in
    Los Angeles is a fierce poetic voice, spreading her wings across the west
    coast. With an impressive following in both L.A. & Seattle, Winski is a poetic & provocative figure on page, online and on stage. She is Author of
    Running On Fumes” and is an enthusiastic and dedicated addition to Edgar And
    Lenore’s Publishing House as Editor of the Seattle division. 

    Alicia Winski possesses a craft
    that is melodic, brutally honest and oftentimes, quite sultry. Her words
    encompass strength, courage and a passionate perspective on life and love as
    seen through the eyes of a poet. She is currently working on her next
    collection of poetry, “Naughty Girls Dream In Color”, which is
    anticipated to be released in 2012.

    Amanda LaPeraBecause of her family’s experience with mental illness, Amanda
    LaPera is a vocal advocate for individuals and families affected by
    mental illnesses. With her first work of nonfiction, LOSING DAD, she
    hopes to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and offer hope.

    Amanda’s
    short stories and poetry have been published in various anthologies and
    websites. She maintains a blog where the topics range from writing to mental
    health to life in general.

    You
    can find her on Facebook at http://www.fb.com/amandalapera and at http://www.fb.com/losingdad
    In addition to reading and writing, she finds joy in music, art,
    and nature, which she learned from her father.

    Painters interpret life, writers paint life with words.

    Apryl SkiesApryl Skies, a Los Angeles native is author of A Song Beneath SilenceSkye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales For
    Children
    ; voted best poetrybook of 2010 by Muses Review. She is writer whose
    creativity is not exclusive to her passion for literary composition and
    expresses a natural talent with poetry, photography and canvas. Skies expresses
    her devotion to the written word with a quiet intensity. She is a superbly
    visual and telling writer, whose work holds merit among authors both classic
    and new. Creating her own greeting card line in May 2010, this poet proves
    she has few limitations.
    Inspired by a
    wide range of writers, Apryl has established a modest following of her own and
    has impressed readers worldwide, as well as by her performances throughout Los
    Angeles. Skies has performed as a Featured Guest for The Cobalt Café – June 2011, Writer’s Row –
    August 2011 & April 18, 2012, Beyond Baroque’s 100 Thousand Poets For
    Change – September 2011, Soapbox Poets – October 2011, Urban Desert Cabaret –
    March 2012, NoHo UnBuckled
     –
    April 2012, Poetrypalooza August 2012 & 100 Thousand Poets for Change
    September 2012.
    Skies poetry,
    essays, reviews, journalism and photography have been published internationally
    by H Style Magazine,
    Carty’s Poetry Journal Of Ireland
     – December 2010-January 2011 Edition, her
    poem The Empty Bellows was included, as well as,
    her photograph We All Move Through, which appeared on the
    cover. She was also chosen Poet of the Week in
    December 2010 by Poetry Super Highway. Skies jazz-inspired
    poem, That Whiskey Blue Sway was nominated for the
    2010 Poem of the Year by Muses Review and
    was the featured guest on the Lit Chick Show of
    Australia.
    Other credits
    include the current or forthcoming publications; The Examiner, Tremendously Two, Beyond The
    Bookshelf, H.O.P.E, The Woulds & Shoulds of Editing, The Juice Bar,
    Botticelli Literary Magazine Issue: 3 Fall 2011, Poetry Corner, Noho Arts
    District Magazine,  Red Fez Issue #44, Marbella Marbella Adelante, In The
    Company of Women: An Anthology of Wit & Wisdom Sass & Class, Meleleuca
    Austrailia, Poetic Diversity, Alternate Lanes by Sybaritic Press, The Abnormal
    Alphabet, Elements & Angels & The Panty Drawer, Chocolate Trees &
    Honey Wine, Immortal Kyn: The Poetic Chronicles, The Unrelenting Sun.

    Charles Davis
    Charles L. Davis is a native Angelino, threading the geographies, bodies,
    and histories of this conflictual space called Los Angeles into his abstract,
    yet firmly politically located poetic artform. Writing his first poem at age
    six, he has always been well aware of the contradictions of being a poet in Los
    Angeles, and black in the world. He earned his B.A. in Community Studies from
    UC Santa Cruz and went on to study Poetry at Otis College, earning his M.F.A.
    in 2008. His art is greatly influenced by the work of Jimi Hendrix, Charles
    Bukowski,  Cesar Vallejo, and Jean Michel Basquiat, to name a few, as well
    as current thematics in Hip-Hop and spoken word. His work is both relevant and
    acute, Mr. Davis is a Poet that warrants attention and while difficult to
    digest he is not easily forgotten.

    Cklara Moradian
    Cklara Moradian is a
    Kurdish-American activist, writer, spoken-word artist, poet and columnist.
    Conceived and raised by human rights activists and survivors of the notorious
    prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cklara’s commitment to human rights
    was developed at an early age. She spent most of her childhood as a refugee in
    several countries before arriving in the United States. Cklara pulls from her
    rich history as a refugee to weave passionate stories of labor and resistance.
    She uses poetry, and artistic expression as a form of creative response to the
    atrocities in the world. She has been writing and performing spoken word at
    national and international conferences/events since she was fourteen. 

    Currently she is a community organizer, an
    active member of Amnesty International, and on the board of several NGOs. She
    is studying Philosophy and working on a book.

    James Berkowitz
    James Berkowitz – Poet, writer, and multi-media artist. Living as a human
    camera of observation embracing
    the magnificence of nature, stimulation of city streets, and all that
    encompasses the journey.

    Jayson Pida
    Jayson Pida is a born and
    raised Los Angeles native. Through the years, he has accumulated a background
    as varied and eclectic as anyone else who calls Southern California home – from
    veteran and pilot to public school teacher and college instructor with doses of
    exploration among the unique denizens of Angel City.

    Jayson’s love of poetry began when he was a young, impressionable
    boy living the American Dream in the San Fernando Valley. Upon hearing a
    reading of the masters of 19th century
    American free-verse and gothic rhyme one star-lit night, he knew life, for him,
    had changed. Currently you can find him participating in, and assisting,
    numerous poetry events across Southern California – most recently earning an
    MFA from Otis College of Fine Arts in Los Angeles. He has recently completed
    two books of verse and prose, Sabot and Phantom
    Memories
    .

    Edgar &Lenore’s Publishing House is proud to welcome Jayson
    as a contributor to the soon to be released Men In the Company of Women: A Men’s
    Anthology of Praise & Persuasion
    .

    Jessica Ceballos
    Jessica Ceballos has been writing for over 20 years. Her work has
    appeared in Centre Review and Hinchas de Poesia Issue #6, among others. A
    member of the Hollywood Institute of Poetics, she has been featured at numerous
    venues around the L.A area such as The Cobalt Cafe, Beyond Baroque and The
    Paloma Room. She helps facilitate the 20th Century Latin American Poetry
    Workshop held at Beyond Baroque every Thursday. She hosts the Bluebird Reading
    series at Avenue 50 Studios and The Great Beyond open mic at Beyond Baroque. Her
    studies have varied from English to Religion at Occidental College to Interior
    Design at the IDI and FIDM. Her varied passions along with her extensive
    traveling have been the inspiration behind her poetry and photography. Though
    she was born and raised in Los Angeles, you will always find her trying to
    figure out more reasons for why it is she stays. She is currently working on
    her first chapbook, to be out very very soon! In the meantime, samples of her
    work can be found at: http://foundsideoflost.tumblr.com/

    Julio the Conga Poet60 year old revolutionary, raised in Buffalo, New York. He’s been in Los Angeles for over 40 years, in particular, Highland Park. He’s played the congas off and on for many years, and has been writing poetry for over 2 years. He’s been performing as the Conga Poet for a year and has found that it has fused his 2 passions.
    Lee Boek
    Lee Boek, performance artist/storyteller/Artistic Director of Public
    Works Improvisational Theatre.

    Mike ThePoet Sonksen
    Mike
    Sonksen, also known as, Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation LA native acclaimed
    for poetry performances, published articles & legendary city tours. Poet,
    journalist, historian, tour guide, teacher. He graduated from U.C.L.A. 

    Mike’s book I
    AM ALIVE IN LOS ANGeLES!
    has been added to the curriculum of several
    universities. Mike’s performed his poetry coast to coast at college campuses,
    museums, bookstores, nightclubs & just about any venue you can imagine. 

    His Los Angeles city tours combine poetry and
    history and have been written up in the New York Times, THE UK Guardian,
    Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Straight No Chaser.

    Radomir V. Luza
    Radomir
    Vojtech Luza’s love of politics an art comes from his parents who escaped
    Communism in their beloved Czechoslovakia in 1948. Radomir has averaged about a
    book a year. He has been widely-published in literary journals, anthologies and
    on websites, and has organized poetry readings across the country, including
    UNBUCKLED: NOHO POETRY, which he co-organizes and hosts in North Hollywood.
    Luza has also recorded three spoken word CDs: STRAIGHT OUTTA NOHO: INCOMPLETE,
    NOTHING WATER and IN THE DARK OF MORN: A JOURNEY TOWARDS LOVE.

    Rich FergusonRich Ferguson has
    performed across the country and has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda
    Coleman, Exene Cervenka, T.C. Boyle, Loudon Wainwright, Bob Holman, and many
    other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed on The Tonight Show, at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New
    York City International Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the South by
    Southwest Music Festival, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, the DocMiami
    International Film Festival, the Topanga Film Festival, and Stephen Elliott’s
    “Rumpus.” He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? (the
    sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1
    Giant Leap
    ), featuring
    Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. He has been
    published in the LA
    TIMES
    , has been
    anthologized by Uphook Press (gape-seed), Smith Magazine (The
    Moment
    ), TNB Books (The
    Beautiful Anthology
    ), spotlighted on
    PBS (Egg:
    The Art Show
    ), and was a winner
    in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. Ferguson is a Pushcart-nominated
    poet, and also a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary
    journal, The Nervous Breakdown.

  19. With over 100 Poets representing the voices of Los Angeles, 100 Thousand Poets for Change/Musicians for Change, settles in the iconic and historic Literary Arts Center, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California.

    Our mic is no stranger to the struggle for representation of the “unseen and unheard”. We’re proud to be a part of worldwide history, as we unite and stand up for CHANGE!

    Los Angeles will feature an Open Mic for Change, and include many talented Poets from each end of the political and social spectrum with the profound voices of Susan Hayden, Gia Scott Heron, Billy Burgos, to the performances of Lee Boek, Rich Ferguson, and James Berkowitz, plus voices from the Revolutionary Poets Brigade led by Mark Lipman, and Spanish poets “Poesia” led by Antonieta Villamil, and the musical thunder of the Rooftop Revolutionaries!

    We are one – we seek nothing but to share what we see – and urge the world to CHANGE!

    ~Jessica M. Wilson

  20. [img]https://100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LA100TPC.jpg[/img]

    Behold! The 100 Thousand Poets for Change/Musicians for Change logo – Los Angeles! 🙂

  21. Join one of 100Thousand Poets speaking up for change! Urging our world to turn it’s face to see the truth.
    This is our time!

    Beyond Baroque hosts the Los Angeles segment of this effort with Poets and Musicians performing for 12 hours straight!

    The Schedule:
    11-12: open mic for change (come early to get on the list!)
    12-1: Luivette Resto hosts
    1-2: Jessica Wilson hosts
    2-3: Abel Salas hosts
    3-4: Melissa Alvarado hosts
    4-5: Jason Brain hosts
    5-6: Rooftop Revolutionaries, Rich Ferguson
    6-7: Billy Burgos hosts
    7-8: Jeffrey Alan Rochlin hosts
    8-9: Mark Lipman hosts
    9-10: Gia Scott Heron hosts
    10-11: Antonieta Villamil presents La Poesia

    Make history with us!
    100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global phenomenon, collectively speaking up September 29th!

    Efforts will be archived by Stanford University, and webcast live all day!

    We’ll be having a POTLUCK! Bring food, and enjoy food!
    Donations are welcome.

    VENDORS – if you’d like to vend at 100 TPC, we have space for $20 for the day. Email: venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com

    More on 100 TPC:
    Press Kit to help spread the word: http://www.threegirlsmedia.com/2012/06/28/100-thousand-poets-for-change-2/

    Media page: http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/?page_id=985

    Virtual Flier: http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/100TPCflyer2012.jpg

    100 Thousand Poets/Musicans Blog: https://100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/

    Home page for 100 TPC (What does it Mean?): http://www.100tpc.org/

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