KPFK Seeking Temporary Home

Moving Sale Set for Dec. 16 at Station by Michael Novick, interim General Manager, KPFK 90.7 FM KPFK, the listener-sponsored free speech community-oriented Pacifica radio station in Southern California is seeking a new temporary home within the next two months, probably for a year or more. The building that houses the station and the offices and some of the collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA)  has been sold by the parent [...]

Poetry Corner: Because of Us

Because of Us by Em Berry / IG: @skinhungry   This morning I learned The English word gauze (finely woven medical cloth) Comes from the Arabic word […] Ghazza Because Gazans have been skilled weavers for centuries   I wondered then   how many of our wounds have been dressed because of them   and how many of theirs have been left open because of us   Em Berry Em Berry is [...]

Poetry Corner 2: Libros Ociosos by Cliff Olin

Libros ociosos Cliff Olin Libros ociosos en el estante desperdiciados son, Cual manantial escondido en tiempos de sequía, Oasis encubriendo al hombre sediento. Tesoros enterrados que el pobre no alcanza, Medicina potente que el enfermo desconoce… Alimento saludable aislado del más hambriento, Cual elixir encerrado que al enajenado no aviva. Cobija oculta cuando se tiembla de frio, Eficaz vacuna almacenada en tiempo de epidemia… Estimulo desaprovechado que al aburrido no despierta, Herramienta [...]

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Poetry Corner: 80’s Sur Gaye, California

80's Sur Gaye, California © 2022 by Melisa Puga [Excerpt] I am from hot concrete and graffiti walls. A place where the taquerias, liquor stores and botanicas abound along with melanin and generational trauma. I am from The City of Azaleas. A place where electrical transmission towers line the way down Southern Ave to the LA River made of concrete. Not a lot of nature for a place that adopted a flower [...]

Poetry Corner: I Make Promises Before I Dream

I Make Promises Before I Dream [excerpt] © 2021 by Tongo Eisen-Martin   No unclaimed, cremated mothers this year Nor collateral white skin   No mothers folding clothes to a corporate park preamble No sons singing under the bright lights of a lumber yard   Quantum reaganomics and the tap steps of turning on a friend   New York trophy parts among the limbs of decent people   Being an enraged artist [...]

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Poetry Corner: The Equation

The Equation by Cosmo the Poet   FREEDOM = Department 3C + Yard 4B – MONEY:   Do you know what it is like to be caged like an animal? In a box that is unfit to be healthy for human growth? For deep inside the bowels of cellblock 4B are men and women Who breathe like me, hurt like me, Cry like me, and are yearning to be free – like [...]

Poetry Corner: A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor by Bertholt Brecht

A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor [Excerpt] by Bertholt Brecht   We know what makes us ill. When we’re ill word says You’re the one to make us well   For ten years, so we hear You learned how to heal in elegant schools Built at the people’s expense And to get your knowledge Dispensed a fortune That means you can make us well.   Can you make us well?   When [...]

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Poetry Corner – Questions for “Shomrim” by Leonard Cohen

Questions for Shomrim By Leonard Cohen And will my people build a new Dachau And call it love, Security, Jewish culture For dark-eyed children Burning in the stars Will all our songs screech Like the maddened eagles of the night Until Yiddish, Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese Are a thin thread of blood clawing up the side of Unspeaking steel chambers I know you, Chaverim The lost young summer nights of our childhood [...]

Poetry Corner: Age is Creeping Up by Norman Molesko

AGE IS CREEPING UP By Norman Molesko https://www.lapoetsociety.org/norman-molesko I write about aging reality, my reality and the realities of those I meet and know. For me it is human to share, whether walking or in a wheelchair.   Various seniors and oldies feel similar in many ways, jaw boning at a market place, complaining in a doctor’s office, letting hair down over the phone.   They relate twinges and pains, illnesses and [...]

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Poetry Corner: That Man’s America

That Man’s America by S. A. Gerber   I struggle to stand on the wave covered deck. My work boots are held together with glue and screws. I impress the Liberals with my ragged appearance. I will work until they say stop. I will eat their leftover sandwiches and drink free coffee. I smoke on their loading docks and write poetry. I accept their pay and do not ask for more. I [...]

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