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Saturday, October 24 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Los Angeles Poet Society: The Beat of Los Angeles: Celebrating the Earth's Many Voices

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The heartbeat is universal, the Earth beat we all feel, but do we really hear? The Beat of Los Angeles: Celebrating Earth’s Many Voices presents spoken word on top of drumbeats and flute. Fused with passion from the Beat inhabitants, on behalf of the healing Earth beats of Pachamama, we lend our voices to amplify our humanity and the collective change we all feel.

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Jessica M. Wilson

Jessica is a 3rd generation Beatnik... a Beat Poet from the lines of Jack Spicer to Paul Vangelisti, and the heartbeat of the visual Muse and Master Poet, Maurya Simon. She completed her BA in Creative Writing and Art History from UC Riverside in Riverside, CA, and obtained her Master... Read More →
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Juan Cardenas

Juan Cardenas is a Flutist, Vocalist, Poet, Activist, and Educator to the bilingual community, specializing in teaching poetry and music to the youth. He is a Poet Teacher with Calilfornia Poets in the Schools working with native Spanish speakers and youth of diverse cultural backgrounds... Read More →
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Jeffery Martin

Jeffery Martin started writing things down at ten. Sporadically, at first. He had questions, but the answers would take years to manifest and make sense. Writing was looked down upon in his home, so he kept it to himself. He wrote about sad things, imaginary things and finally something... Read More →
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Iris De Anda

Iris De Anda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts. A womyn of color of Mexican and Salvadorean descent. A native of Los Angeles she believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She is the author of ‘Codeswitch: Fires from Mi Cor... Read More →
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Jeffery James

Poet, Filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist.
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Erika Ayon

Erika Ayón emigrated from Mexico when she was five years old and grew up in South Central, Los Angeles. She attended UCLA and graduated with a B.A. in English. In 2009 she was selected as a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow. In 2014 her poem “Hibiscus Skies,” was selected as a top... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2020 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Virtual lapl.org