First Annual Jasmines & Poetry Festival
In Memoriam of
"The Chief" of 100 Thousand Poets for Change
(Feb. 17, 1951-Nov. 21, 2022)
The Los Angeles Poet Society acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples of whos land we occupy: the Tongva, Chumash, Gabrieleño, and Fernandeño Tataviam tribes.
Black Lives Matter
The Los Angeles 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.
Lynda VE Crawford
ALWAYS RUNNING BOOK FESTIVAL 2023
Tier 1: Always Running Book Sponsor
(provides a student/guest with a free copy of Always Running)
English - $15
Spanish - $15
Tier 2: Friends of the Press
Helps pay for Printing/Marketing
Tier 3: Literary Comrades
Supports Featured Guests
Tier 4: Friend of the Theater
Tier 5: Los Angeles Poet Society Visionaries
Sponsorship gifts can be made at our LAPS Shop: www.lapoetsociety.org/shop
Fiscally sponsored by Beyond Baroque Foundation.
New poetry from LA's Young Oldie Poet, Norman Molesko
AGE IS CREEPING UP
I write about aging reality,
my reality and the realities
of those I meet and know.
For me it is human to share,
whether walking or in a wheelchair.
Various seniors and oldies
feel similar in many ways,
jaw boning at a market place,
complaining in a doctor’s office,
letting hair down over the phone.
They relate twinges and pains,
illnesses and other things to blame.
They listen to each other’s headaches,
read obituaries and go to funerals.
They are living through plenty at this time.
Yet my mind is often on a brighter plane.
I am surprised by new experiences,
what they do for me and lead to.
I am here. I am encountering life.
I write about aging reality.
© Norman Molesko, 2022
Ambassador For Seniors
Ambassador For Joy And Goodwill
NEW RELEASES from
Los Angeles Poet Society Press:
REFLESH: dreaming the future
an anothology of poetry, prose, & art
Anatomy of a Flame
by Mauricio Soul on Fire Moreno
Launched in 2020, LA Poet Society Press is a social justice press, with emphasis on publishing BIPOC and queer writers.
Click on the image of the book you'd like order
Click here for our call for submissions:
No More Stolen Sisters - an anthology for MMIWG2S