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Mike the Poet

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, and teacher, he graduated from the University of California Los Angeles and is currently pursuing an advanced degree at California State University Los Angeles. Sonksen has lectured at and had his book I AM ALIVE IN LOS ANGELES! added to the curriculum of over 60 universities and high schools.

Sonksen’s journalism has published in Wax Poetics, KCET, Los Angeles Review of Books, LA Weekly and countless other magazines since 1997. His weekly column “LA Letters” celebrates bright moments from literary Los Angeles and beyond.

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