Tag Archives: spoken word

GuerrillaReads No. 68: MIKE the PoeT

MIKE the PoeT has a date with Density.

He’s got so much guerrilla poetry street cred, that we’re featuring him for a second week in a row. Mike is a fixture in the LA literary scene, writing about the city and its subcultures:

Who’s Sunset Strip sipping?
As the neon super-semiotics
is punctuating the power of place
In this distinctive social space
you call your own home

Mike also blogs at KCET and he’s been featured in the LA Times.

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GuerrillaReads No. 51: Occupy Poetry!

I dropped by Occupy LA again today, this time with a few gallons of water and a copy of my book, The Streetwise Cycle, to donate. The guy at the library told me that poetry and plays are the most popular items getting checked out. Which is great news! That’s definitely not what they’re pushing at the big box corporate bookstores.

While I was there, the library organized a poetry reading. Some folks read works by famous poets, while others read or performed their own work. Two of them were kind enough to do guerrilla readings of their own poems on camera.

First up, Courtney Klink.

I thought these lines from her poem were particularly timely:

Liliana is singing a sparkling revolution
It’s too bad no one’s listening.

Next is Tina Xu:

My favorite lines:

I can’t get by one day without wanting to burst
So teach me, will you,
Teach me to shine on like you.

GuerrillaReads would love to post more work from Occupy writers! Send us your video, or drop me a line.