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Poetry

Poets as Rebels

By krista schwimmer Recently, a neighbor said something about poetry that truly touched a nerve – one of those fiery, explosive nerves that when shaken, keeps quivering for a while. I was lamenting how many of my current friends do not read poetry; he replied, when asked why, that it was because poetry only meant...

Poetry

• living green – Rex Butters • At the 99 Cents Store Off Lincoln Boulevard – Krista Swimmer  • Beachhead – RF Wagner, Jr.  •  Beachhead Loves Venice – erica snowlake • The Heroic Age of Venice – Jim Smith • Billie Holiday – Majid Naficy • Spearhead with a new face – Hillary Kaye • 8 Guys Behind A Bar – Mark Lipman  ...

Prophecy: Can This Poet Restore America’s Dignity?

By J.C. Williams You see them all the time. The man with filthy, splitting shoes revealing blackened toenails, leaning on his shopping cart outside Alan’s Market or the Venice Library. The woman with a weather beaten face, wandering the grass between the beach and the Venice Boardwalk, talking to herself or to someone unseen. “Homeless...

Poetry

•  The Statute of Limitations and the Oscar of Liberty – Swami X •  We Are Venice – Mark Lipman •  House Finches – Krista Schwimmer •  Once again I am here at the beach to die… – craig bowman •  One for the ladies – rf wagner jr  ª   Star Spangled – hillary kaye  •  George Bush in Venice – Jim...

Poetry

• Poem for the Poets – Shanna Baldwin • Possession – krista schwimmer • Blessed – Rex Butters • A Soldier’s Prayer – Mark Lipman • Del Taco #57 – RF Wagner, Jr. • The Ravings of People – Jim Smith • Secrets to the Moon – Hillary Kaye • Venice Eco-Fest – Panos Douvos • IOU, All – Tina Catalina Corcoran ———– Poem for...

Oppression 101

By Mary Getlein   Welcome to California: Where we spend 2 million dollars on a skate park Where we spend 6 million dollars on twenty new police where we spend untold million dollars on brand-new privatized prisons, made of stainless steel and glass, to make the prisoners feel even more like  a rat in a...

September 2008 – Poetry

• Meditation on a Photograph of a Girl and a Dog – Hal Bogotch • Dennis – Krista Schwimmer  • Black Buddha In A Dark Alley – Philomene Long • Sing – S.A. Griffin • living song – hillary kaye  • Dark Ages – Jim Smith • hieros 19 – Marie Lecrivain • My ode to Venice – Lola Shalom   ———— Meditation on a Photograph  of a Girl and a Dog...

August 2008 – Beyond Baroque in peril, again?

Beyond Baroque, Venice’s poetry center, is still without a lease at the old Venice City Hall, 681 Venice Blvd. It has been more than five months since the Los Angeles City Council voted to renew Beyond Baroque’s lease to its offices, bookstore and theater for the next 25 years. Sources inside the L.A. city establishment...

August 2008 – Book Review: Profanities, A New Poetry Book by Sherman Pearl

Beachhead sustainer and poet Sherman Pearl has written a new book of poetry. Profanities is the name of the book and the hook that ties the poems together. Even so, Pearl rises above the everyday profanities of life in ways that make many of the poems quite uplifting. The Beachhead printed one of the included...

August 2008 – Poetry

• A Walk through the Walk – Maria E. Montano • Old Memory – Mary Getlein • Philomene and the Lady – Jim Smith • To The Guy Who Painted Graffiti On The Freeway Overpass – Sherman Pearl  • Third Populist Manifesto – Mark Lipman  ————- A Walk through the Walk By Maria E. Montano   A bus roars by, and A duck quacks,...
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