Mike “the Poet” Sonksen takes us on a visual ride through the heartbeat and rhythms of the diverse City of Angels. "I Am Alive in Los Angeles" carries a melodic vibrant energy. This poetic song rings true with images that bring the people to the page. We are taken into the streets, visit the different blocks, and come away with the spirit of a place filled with juxtaposed lives. Thank you Mike for capturing the noise, the hues, the intense narrative of all who come together in this corner and call it home. I Am Alive in Los Angeles and so are you wherever you may find yourself when you read Mike’s words.
Iris De Anda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts. A native of Los Angeles she believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She currently hosts The Writers Underground Open Mic every Third Thursday of the month at the Eastside Cafe. She is the author of CODESWITCH: Fires From Mi Corazon.