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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.


Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

In May, we also celebrate:

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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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The 3rd annual Always Running Book Festival is a vibrant celebration of literature, resilience, and the transformative power of literacy and the arts. Against the backdrop of Levi Ponce's evocative mural, Pacoimeras, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with local authors, poets, artists, and activists, while immersing themselves in a rich tapestry of discussions, readings, performances, and more.

Headlining our festival this year is Poet and Activist Luis J. Rodriguez, and Black and Gray style Tattooing Icon, Freddy Negrete!

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

Pre- Order your own copy of
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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Acid Verse Literary Journal
Vol. 3: The Mixtape!

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Acid Verse Literary Journal Vol. III: The Mixtape is LIVE!

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Congratulations to Mauricio Moreno for being nominated for the International Latino Book Awards!

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Upcoming Books

Hood Child by Aiyana Sha'niel

No More Stolen Sisters - an anthology for MMIWG2S

Catching the Last Light

a poetry anthology from California Poets in the Schools Teachers

with inspiring prompts

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

Open Mics

TONALLI Thursdays:

1st Thursdays of each month,

7-9pst on

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One Mic One Globe:

Last Thursdays of each month,

7-9pm on

ID: 896 6360 2353


Heartbeat Open Mic

Last Saturday of each month


Live at The Libros Lincoln Heights Bookstore, 3422 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031


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

Writing Away Trauma 
Each 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm PST
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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 

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Voices of Color

Real talk that amplifies Black and Brown creatives 

LIVE on Instagram @losangelespoetsociety

Each 1st Sunday

Poetry on Demand

every Sunday at the Melrose Trading Post

(Fairfax High School)

7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046


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

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