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Endeavor
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Endeavor

REVIEWED BY BRIAN DUNLAP

In Endeavor, Cynthia Guardado has penned 53 very personal poems. These poems that form her debut collection revolve around survival. The survival she discusses—surviving a misogynistic world, surviving the fear and violence of white supremacy or surviving the daily trauma of being invisible to the country at large, for example—stems from her perspective as a Salvadorian American woman from Inglewood, California.
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THE LAND CALLS TO US: A Word Against Gentrification
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THE LAND CALLS TO US: A Word Against Gentrification

BY DEMITRI ADDERLEY

I’ve always thought that the idea to pay to live on Mother Earth was one of humanity’s greatest crimes against itself. Clearly a supremacist philosophy– controlling grids, metering energy, suppressing fact, and dispensing taxes. These gentrifiers are dangerous! Buying communities out of their own land…foreign invaders from the shadowlands of the capitalist regime. Snaking deals from the pockets of Babylon merchants – leveraging your land, your children’s future over the strength of a failing dollar. Continue reading

“Dulce” by Shilie Ahadi
ISSUE 7: JUNE/JULY 2017 / POETRY

“Dulce” by Shilie Ahadi

A taste of gluttony sits on my tongue—
Syrupy sweet; it rots my teeth. It drools
And it runs my lip-insides slippery.
Who am I to feel sorry for these men?

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TONIGHT — “READ BEATS 90x90LA Episode 1” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center
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TONIGHT — “READ BEATS 90x90LA Episode 1” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Curated by: Ivan Robles & Peter Woods

Read Beats is the intersection of a literary reading and a live musical performance; an improvisation of word and note.

featuring:

Dez Hope
performance + soundtracking for:
F Douglas Brown
reading from “ICON”

The Six Shooters
performance + soundtracking for:
SondriaWRITES
reading from “Middle of the Night”

TONI TEE & LIQUID WISDOM
performance + soundtracking for:
Miranda Bowden
reading from “The Family Farm”

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