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08.17.12 - Mike the Poet (LA) - Free - 8 pm

Friday, August 17
8:00 pm

Mike Sonksen, also known as, Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation LA native acclaimed for poetry performances, published articles & legendary city tours. Poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, teacher. He graduated from U.C.L.A. 

Mike’s work is a bridge between the underground & academic, aimed at hip hop heads, academic grad students & the general public.

Mike’s book I AM ALIVE IN LOS ANGeLES! has been added to the curriculum of several universities. Mike’s performed his poetry coast to coast at college campuses, museums, bookstores, nightclubs & just about any venue you can imagine.

His Los Angeles city tours combine poetry and history and have been written up in the New York Times, THE UK Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Straight No Chaser. 

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