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Any Questions? No? That's how you got Nixon – Swami X

X Swami X December 17, 1925-August 29, 2015 “Although crowds gathered once if you just showed your face Now babbling of fallen’ majesty still, a heart that laughter made sweet Now, a crowd will gather and not know it walks the very street whereon a soul once stood to light the moment with mirth.” Author...

Poetry: by Talapeya

New on the Market, Serene and Tranquil by Talapeya O my love it’s perfect what we’ve done Tyvek and tarpaper Spandrel and spackle Foundation and fireplace flue Peaked roof to slough off The driving snows of Venice Beach. Four thousand square feet Serene and tranquil Two point seven mil to build. A deal. Let’s not...

Poetry: Alan Rodman, Roger Houston, Ronald Keith Mc Kinley

growing damp spot a growing damp spot indicated that quite a while ago she had turned on the sprinkler under her sheer Freudian slip she wore not much more than a promise and a whisper of lace but concerns over the drought made her consider doing it all by hand herself using her own watering...

Local Activist, Mark Lipman, To Receive Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award

By Krista Schwimmer – Local activist and poet, Mark Lipman, has won the  Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award for 2015. Named after the legendary Joe Hill, the award is given to a writer whose work addresses occupational culture or Labor Day. On September 7th, at noon, Lipman will set the tone for the entire event when he reads...

Poetry

Venice 90291 Fact or Fiction? Rick Davidson – January 1980 Venice? Which Venice? West, East, South? North Venice? Black, Brown, Red, or White Venice? Old, young, middle age Venice? Just arrived or half a century more Venice? There’s Poor Venice, Rich, or not so. Working Venice, trying to, and unable to. Of course there’s Venice...

Poetry

HER POETRY LIVES ON BATHROOM WALLS – By David Fewster A Stirring Underfoot –  By Mark Lipman City of Angels – By Marty Liboff Pale Life – By Joanna Silva Roger Houston ————————————————- HER POETRY LIVES ON BATHROOM WALLS By David Fewster On Super Bowl Sunday in 2005
I was broke and busted and had returned
to...

Poetry

No More Police Brutality – Enyaj Pitchford Yes … I did it again … Sticks and Stones – Mark Lipman A Rain Prayer for California – Majid Naficy Breasts – Mary Getlein Mama – Chaya Silberstein Roger Houston Unjustice – Jaclyn A. Zepnick —————————————— No more Police Brutality Together we demand a New Reality Homelessness...

Poetry

For Juan Carlos – Della Franco u deserve 2 fight 4 U – bETO I Rejoice – When I Hear Your Voice – Tina Catalina Corcoran me & d – Rex Butters The Price of Doing Business – Mark Lipman Love Chat – Eric Ahlberg Roger Houston Shopping Card Lady – Steve Goldman ———————————————- For...

Not An Interview With Paul Beethoven

You may have seen him around Venice. Short, stocky, sandy hair, thick glasses. Limping along with duffel bag slung over his shoulder. Or maybe you’ve noticed him seated on the sidewalk at Rose and Main as he works on his latest Poem. Perhaps he’s offered to sell you one of his efforts for a buck...

Poetry

I know a woman – By Mary Getlein Silent Bells – By Lynette BLACK BUDDHA IN A DARK ALLEY – By Philomene Long I’ve Known Freedom – By Ashkii Newton Greetings from Slab City – By Dusty P. Greenhaus A NEW BEGINNING – By Hal Bogotch Mind Your Mind – By Ronald McKinley “Abstractions on...
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