Mike Sonksen

In the Belly of the Beast: Understanding Los Angeles, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT is a 3rd-generation Southern Californian. Poet, professor, journalist, historian & tour-guide, his book Letters to My City was published by Writ Large Press. He’s been giving Los Angeles city tours for 25 years. He’s written for Poets & Writers, Metropolis, KCET, Alta, Wax Poetics, PBS, LA Taco, LA Review of Books, LAist, Boom and the Academy of American Poets. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & Spectrum News. Sonksen is the Coordinator of the First Year Experience Program at Woodbury University & he taught high school before that. He’s been awarded by the Los Angeles Press Club. https://woodbury.edu/faculty/michael-sonksen-2/.

Books That Make a Difference: City of Quartz, The Power of Place, Always Running, One-Shot Harry, Imagoes.