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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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Happy 14th Birthday, LA Poet Society!

Participate in our creative community.
75 free community events a year
15 poetry workshops
3 literary festivals
over 200 unique creatives published since 2020!

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Launched in 2020, LA Poet Society Press is a social justice press, with emphasis on publishing QTBIPOC and queer writers.

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Acid Verse Vol. 3: The MIXTAPE

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Anatomy of a Flame 
by Mauricio Soul on Fire Moreno
with 6 works nominated for the Pushcart Prize!
Poems include:

Abuela I
You must know Pablo Escobar
Shit Brown Eyes
Something Borrowed

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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!

Open Mics

Tone Beat Open Mic:
1st Mondays of each month.

Live at Tone Beat Studios, 3226 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90077

TONALLI Thursdays:

1st Thursdays of each month,

7-9pst on

One Mic One Globe:

Last Thursdays of each month,

7-9pm on


Mic Night @ Midnight:

Last Saturday of each month


Live at Midnight Bookstore, 7201 Greenleaf Ave Suite D, Whittier, CA 90602



Meditation Monday
Each 2nd Monday of the month
7-8:30pm on

Writing Away Trauma 
Each 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm PST
Meet on

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


Voices of Color

Real talk that amplifies Black and Brown creatives 

LIVE on Instagram @losangelespoetsociety

Each 1st or 2nd Sunday

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

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