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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 Pride Month!

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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!

Queer Writers Festival

June 23, 2024 from 1-5pm

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The LA Poet Society is honored to present our 4th annual Queer Writers Festival!

We are proud to have our celebration at Midnight Hour Record Shop!  Serving the communities of the San Fernando Valley. 


Happy Pride,
Los Angeles! 🌈

Join LA Poet Society for our 4th annual QUEER WRITERS FESTIVAL at The Midnight Hour record shop!

Groove with us as we celebrate Queer Creatives and Resistance with live theater, comedy, fashion show, drag, poetry, live music, panel discussions, vendors, and more!


Date/Fecha: June 23, 2024
Time/Hora: 1 - 5 pm PST
Location/Lugar: The Midnight Hour, 1101 San Fernando Road. San Fernando, CA 91340
Donation/Donación: $10 at the door


Support, vend, or sponsor? ¿Quieres apoyar, vender o ser patrocinador? DM us o manda un email a


“Let’s Just Be Blunt” stage play by Angel Miguel Lopez and starring Alex Uribe!

Music from Alex Infinity!

Live Comedy from Sof Forealdoe!

The Queer Magic Fashion Show featuring Luis Cornejo and fabulously fierce models!

Highlighting Candela by Laura and Señora Calzones!


Drag & Poetry from Popcorn!


Poetry & Readings from:

Missy Fuego

Cody Sisco

Estefanie Seis

Maestro Desean

Sel Borges

Michael Kearns

MartÍn Negrón

Phuong Vo

Daisy Magallanes

Gloria Almanza

Angelica Sanchez

Boog J. Ghosst

Sol Qari

Lili of the Valley


Hosted & Produced by LA Poet Society

A non-profit literary organization that makes the Literary Arts accessible, inclusive, and visible across LA county and beyond.


Get your tickets! Only $10 to support this fabulous showcase of Queer Talent at its finest - with diverse artists and creative content!



Grab your tickets at $10 each.


The Midnight Hour Record Shop is our wonderful venue that are partners and allies that is a safe space for the Queer community. We <3 you!




Want to SPONSOR or Vend? Do you have an ORG that you’d like to table at our event?


Swing by, catch the vibe, and let’s make some noise for queer art!

#lapoetsociety #queerwritersfestival #pridemonth #queercreatives #TheMidnightHour

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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
Click on the cover below to read the online version!

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

Click here to order

Listen to the soundtrack for
Acid Verse Literary Journal
Vol. 3: The Mixtape!

LA Poet Society Sound Cloud:


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

Read it here!

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

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Want to be a part of our Press family? Check here for new books and calls for submission. 

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LA Poet Society Press call for submissions

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

ID: 897 1039 1895

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 

of listen to


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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