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  • Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez
    Poetry Examiner's Friday pick from L.A.'s new poet laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez
    Los Angeles' 2nd Poet Laureate was announced October 8, 2014, and the seat has been filled by the city's greatest 'homeboy'. He has lived the true and hard-core grit of Los Angeles life, from his teen years to adulthood. Luis J....
  • Hyacinth
    New Max Schwartz film 'Hyacinth' details friendship with Jim Morrison
    America has a tendency to forget its poets. Jim Morrison knew this and took a shortcut to get his poetry known, through rock ‘n’ roll. Upon reflection in a later interview he said that perhaps, “I would have gone for the quiet,...
  • The cast of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
    Top 3 classic Oscar Wilde books
    This October 16, we celebrate Oscar Wilde on the occasion of his 160th birthday. The Irish writer so famous for his witty quotes wrote some of the most memorable plays ever. His poems, novel, short stories and essays reveal a depth, intelligence...
  • Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House of Sherman Oaks CA
    Edgar & Lenore's celebrates the 2014 nominees for literary excellence.
    Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House of Sherman Oaks, California has been publishing since 2009; the first publication being a full color edition collective of poetry and photography entitled A Song Beneath Silence by Apryl Skies.Now with...
  • Almost sacramental
    Rhetorical delights and the hauntings of Stanley Plumly
    If this sometimes diffident reviewer were to be honest with her audience, she would not have much of one through the offering of a cynical sensibility about authors: We could do without 99% percent of them, as most of their content, of the...
  • Book Fair
    'Taste and See', a unique blend of spirituality, family stories and comfort food
    The new book Taste and See: Experiences of God’s Goodness Through Stories, Poems, and Food as Seen by a Mother and Daughter by Joanna ES Campbell and the Rev. Joanna J. Seibert M.D. is a very imaginative collection of family stories blended...
  • Library Girl
    A celebration reading party at Library Girl this Sunday
    This Sunday will mark the 5 year anniversary of Library Girl and show producer Susan Hayden will host a "reading party" in the celebration of quite a number of things... Ms Hayden's signing on to the publishers for the making of her...
  • World Mental Health Awareness
    World Mental Health Awareness
    World Mental Health Day is being celebrated on Friday, October 10. I had the privilege and honor of interviewing poet Deborah Wiederhold, who has led an amazing journey, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles on her path to success. Recently...
  • Old painting: Shakespeare
    Every city needs poets
    An Everyday People Examiner has the ability to write on several different topics. These topics are as follows:Animal AdvocacyCultural TopicsGeek CultureHuman InterestMovie ReviewSocial IssuesThese are, supposedly, topics that are of most interest...
  • The Ten Most liked poetry readings in Los Angeles
    Call for submissions: The Top 10 most liked poetry readings in Los Angeles -
    The Los Angeles Poetry Examiner is compiling a list of poetry readings and venues, and is asking for help from the venues and hosts of poetry in Los Angeles. All who host a regular reading event in L.A. are invited to submit their series on the...
  • Marilyn Chin wows at September 24th poetry reading
    Marilyn Chin wows at September 24th poetry reading
    The San Diego State MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Program in Creative Writing was the second of its kind in the state of California, and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, also one of the longest reading...
  • Poetic impact on world hunger
    Poetic impact on world hunger
    The month of October marks the 4th annual World Hunger Action Month. As poets we are determined to use our poetry to make an impact and create awareness of the dire situation millions are still facing in our world today, on a daily basis. The...
  • DJ Williams
    DJ Williams celebrates new poetry book with interview
    Recently, poet DJ Williams released her new poetry book, "the night was something magic", which is available on Amazon. Williams, in an exclusive interview with Examiner, detailed her journey into the avant-garde, unapologetic poet that...
  • Kids and poetry
    Kids and poetry
    Poetry is a wonderful way for children to have fun with language. It can help children learn about the rhythm of English. Poetry can also help children learn about rhyming. It can help create visual images and it is just a lot of fun. Here are...
  • Interview with picture book author Alison McGhee
    Interview with picture book author Alison McGhee
    Alison McGhee began writing novels, for adults, and then branches out into books and poems and essays and stories for all ages. "Have laptop, will write," is her motto, and that means that she writes wherever she is: hotel rooms,...