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-Beyond Baroque awarded Mike for "Distinguished Service to the Los Angeles Poetry Community," in July 2013. MORE

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EXPLORE L.A. HISTORY with MIKE

Hello friends! Mike’s book, Letters to My City, came out in 2019 leading Mike to being invited to dozens of schools. Nearly every week he held readings & taught workshops at libraries, & schools around "So Cal". Just before the Covid 19 quarantine, Mike appeared at the Michelle Obama Library, Otis Institute, Pasadena City College, Cal State Northridge, Art Center & Southwest College.

Mike Sonksen is a 3rd-generation LA native acclaimed for performances & published articles. Poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher, he completed an M.A. in English and History from the Cal State University of L.A., and is currently an educator at Woodbury University.

In addition to his writing at KCET, Mike has published pieces in The Architects Newspaper, Entropy, Cultural Weekly and Los Angeles Review of Books. -The Alive in Los Angeles team

MIKE SONKSEN

writer & los angeles historian

CONTENT: (c)1997-2017 Mike Sonksen.  DESIGN: (c)2012-2017 Grid Assembly/Grid BLDR.