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The LA Poet Society acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples of whos land we occupy: the Tongva, Chumash, Gabrieleño, and Fernandeño Tataviam tribes.

Black Lives Matter

The LA Poet Society, a not-for-profit community organization serving Los Angeles County, California, and beyond, stands with Black Lives Matter, in solidarity in the fight for justice in the face of racism, white supremacy, and murder.

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In Memoriam of
Michael Rothenberg
"The Chief" of  100 Thousand Poets for Change                 
(Feb. 17, 1951-Nov. 21, 2022)

Amy Uyematsu 1947- 6/23/2023
Yvonne De La Vega 

Our Mission is to create a bridge, fusing the communities of Los Angeles and Southern California Poets, poetry organizations, Writer groups, booksellers, publishers, literary enthusiasts and supporters into a unified social and literary network, making the literary arts inclusive, accessible, and visible to all. LAPS' focal point is to publicize the events and achievements of its members. LAPS also organizes and promotes events, pulling from within its own community, to create and sustain Los Angeles’ literary anchor.

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75 free community events a year
15 poetry workshops
3 literary festivals
& over 200 unique creatives published since 2020!

Our next festival: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, September 2023
More info coming soon.
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Launched in 2020, LA Poet Society Press is a social justice press, with emphasis on publishing BIPOC and queer writers.

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Upcoming Books

Hood Child by Aiyana Sha'niel

No More Stolen Sisters - an anthology for MMIWG2S

Senior Enrichment Poetry from Norman Molesko, LA's "Young Oldie" Poet!

Los Angeles Poet Society is a bridge to creative community across LA county and beyond. 

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