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By Laurence Goldstein

Is there this sort of factor as la poetry? How will we check a poem a couple of urban as elusive of id as l. a.? What positive factors do poems approximately this specified city panorama of numerous peoples and terrains have in common? Poetry Los Angeles is the 1st ebook to assemble and learn poems approximately websites as diversified as Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice shorelines, the freeways, downtown, South important and East L.A. Laurence Goldstein offers unique observation on six many years of poets who've contributed to the iconography and poetics of l. a. literature, together with Elizabeth Alexander, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Dorothy Barresi, Victoria Chang, Wanda Coleman, Dana Gioia, pleasure Harjo, James Harms, Robert Hass, Eloise Klein Healy, Garrett Hongo, Suzanne Lummis, Paul Monette, Harryette Mullen, Carol Muske-Dukes, Frederick Seidel, Gary Soto, Timothy Steele, Diane Wakoski, Derek Walcott, and Charles Harper Webb. 40 poems are reproduced of their entirety.

One bankruptcy is dedicated to Charles Bukowski, the fame face of the city’s poetry. different chapters talk about the ways in which poets discover “Interiors” and “Exteriors” through the cityscape. Goldstein additionally offers considerable connections to the novels, motion pictures, paintings, and politics of Southern California. In transparent prose, Poetry Los Angeles examines the ideas in which poets make major areas significant and noteworthy to readers of each quarter of the U.S. and elsewhere.

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