Recommended for ages 8 to 14
Write poems about your own life using your location in the world. A scholar and performer, Mike Sonksen, aka, Mike the Poet, is a third-generation Los Angeles native acclaimed for poetry performances, articles, and mentoring teen writers. His most recent book, Poetics of Location, was published by Writ Large Press.
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