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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.
In Memoriam of
"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.
Art by Michael Verlangieri
Happy 14th Birthday, LA Poet Society!
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15 poetry workshops
3 literary festivals
over 200 unique creatives published since 2020!
Launched in 2020, LA Poet Society Press is a social justice press, with emphasis on publishing QTBIPOC and queer writers.
Acid Verse Vol. 3: The MIXTAPE
Listen to the soundtrack for
Acid Verse Literary Journal
Vol. 3: The Mixtape!
LA Poet Society Sound Cloud:
Anatomy of a Flame
by Mauricio Soul on Fire Moreno
with 6 works nominated for the Pushcart Prize!
You must know Pablo Escobar
Shit Brown Eyes
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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!
Tone Beat Open Mic:
1st Mondays of each month.
Live at Tone Beat Studios, 3226 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90077
1st Thursdays of each month,
7-9pst on Zoom.us
One Mic One Globe:
Last Thursdays of each month,
7-9pm on Zoom.us
Mic Night @ Midnight:
Last Saturday of each month
Live at Midnight Bookstore, 7201 Greenleaf Ave Suite D, Whittier, CA 90602
Each 2nd Monday of the month
7-8:30pm on Zoom.us
Writing Away Trauma
Each 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm PST
Meet on Zoom.us
Think Like Water
Each 2nd Saturday
Live from 3-5pm PST at
Cafe Con Libros Press
280 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766
Interviews & Literary Showcases
Reading in Bed with Jessica
a literary showcase on Radio Ollin
each Wednesday from 6-8pm PST
FM dial in the San Fernando Valley, KROJ 101.5FM
of listen to www.radioollin.org
Voices of Color
Real talk that amplifies Black and Brown creatives
LIVE on Instagram @losangelespoetsociety
Each 1st or 2nd Sunday