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Da Poetry Lounge: A Dinner Table of Artists

Da Poetry Lounge: A Dinner Table of Artists

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

“We start off every week by asking: ‘Brutha Gimel, what did you do this weekend?’” It’s a loaded question that Shihan Van Clief, the host and co- founder of Da Poetry Lounge, asks in front of an audience of more than 250 people. Some are like family, loyal artists and listeners who have...

Revolutionary prose: Tina Leisch discusses her film about poet Roque Dalton

Revolutionary prose: Tina Leisch discusses her film about poet Roque Dalton

Alci Rengifo, Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2014
Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Director Tina Leisch discusses her new film about the radical life and times of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton.

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Spring Literary Series continues with poetry readings

Vanessa Barajas, Staff Writer
May 8, 2012
Filed under Culture

With her published works appearing in Poetry International, Poet Lore and Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets, Lory Bedikian has proven to be an inspiration to aspiring poets and writers, especially to those from immigrant families. Bedikian, who writes a column called “Poetry Matters”...

SMC Student Book Signing: “Freedom in Cage”

SMC Student Book Signing: “Freedom in Cage”

Peter S. Cheng, Staff Writer
March 28, 2012
Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Santa Monica College student Parsa Peykar is like a modern day renaissance man, wise and mature well beyond his 20 years of age. Peykar, the son of a former professional soccer player, has achieved success as an author after releasing a children’s book late last year. Growing up fairly wealthy in his...

Poets of the American West, a poetry reading

Nick Lotz, Staff Writer
May 9, 2011
Filed under Culture

Poets Carol Davis and Carol Muske-Dukes appeared this past Tuesday at Poets of the American West, a poetry reading which took place at Santa Monica College, celebrating the poets' works anthologized in New Poets of the American West. David St. John, another poet scheduled to read at the event, was unab...

Poetry hits the Twitter scene

Kevin Duncan, Staff Writer and Kevin Duncan, Staff Writer
April 4, 2011
Filed under Opinion

By now, everyone should know what Twitter is, but just in case: Twitter is, "the best way to discover what's new in your world." This is the actual slogan on the Twitter homepage. But Twitter is much more than that. "Life is a book, you're the author, make it a bestseller." This extra short yet insightful...

Cecilia Martinez-Gil the poet

Sean Breza, Staff Writer
March 14, 2011
Filed under Culture

Since she was eight years old, Cecilia Martinez-Gil has thought of herself as a poet. After the tragic death of her grandfather, the shocked young girl saw no other solution then to confine her deepest emotions in a tangle of poetry. This past Tuesday Martinez-Gil was in HSS 165, a room on campus...

Poetry reading by Charles Webb

Jennifer Ferrada, Staff Writer
December 7, 2010
Filed under Culture

The art and practice of poetry still lives today, as was witnessed by a group of Santa Monica College students this past Thursday. Inspirational poets like Charles Harper Webb are living breathing examples of why poetry is far from a dying breed. Webb, an English professor at CSU Long Beach shared with...