L.A. Poets in Place

May 20, 2020

L.A. Poets in Place: Food

L.A. Poets in Place

By: Brittany Campbell, Public Engagement Manager

“Slide into a booth for the first time and hold that menu like a bible” Nikolai Garcia , Assistant Editor of Dryland & L.A. Poets in Place: Food Featured Poet

Move over “Before Christ” (b.c.) because the most immediate b.c. is now “Before Corona,” at least according to Nikolai. Introduced as a new concept of time, Nikolai located his practice of writing poetry as either before Corona, or amid the current pandemic. If you hadn’t guessed from the context clues in Nikolai’s quote above... Read more

April 27, 2020

L.A. Poets in Place: Sounds

L.A. Poets in Place

image by Vena Lissette

Pandemic or not, music is a main source of comfort for a lot of us. Whatever and whenever a new normal materializes you can bet that music will be there! In last week’s L.A. Poets in Place: Sounds,local poets talked about how music plays into their lives. If you missed it, find a video of the Zoom meet-up below.

We recently created a pandemic playlist filled with songs crowd sourced between Autry staff and program attendees.Tune in to tune out the anxiety or discomfort you may be feeling and get ready for a journey through... Read more

April 16, 2020

L.A. Poets in Place: Neighborhoods

L.A. Poets in Place

“What makes a good poem of place?” asked Nikolai Garcia , Assistant Editor of Dryland Literary Journal. Is it tied to personal identity? Does it change if your writing about a place familiar or unknown?

“Poetry makes the old new and makes the new familiar” said Jenise Miller quoting Kevin Young, Poetry Editor of the New Yorker .

L.A. Poets in Place kicked off Friday, April 10 with over 100 people in attendance. The theme was neighborhoods and... Read more