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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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Hello family and friends, Salute to all! Mike’s latest book, Poetics of Location, was just published by Writ Large Press.

Mike has also made several school appearances lecturing, performing poetry and teaching workshops in the last year. Schools include Woodbury University, Edgewood High School, Cal State LA, USC, Harbor College, Loyola High School and Occidental College.

Mike Sonksen, also known as Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation LA native acclaimed for poetry performances and published articles. Poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher, he completed an M.A. in English and History from the California State University of Los Angeles, and is currently an educator at St. Bernard High School.

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


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