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POETIC POP-UP

James Berkowitz will bare his poetic heart and soul reading/ performing live on the boulevard that inspired “Reaching for the Light of Day” and other works during his frequent night walks around Venice. His poem “The Inner Sun” published in the literary arts journal San Francisco Peace and Hope in 2015 was recently accepted into the San Francisco Public Library and The Special Collections of the Calfornia State Library. He’s also published in Edgar Allan Poet Journal #3 (2015) which is a collection of recognized Los Angelels poets dating back to the Beat Era in Venice.

Please join James as part of the VENICE ART CRAWL and WATCH globally via FACEBOOK LIVE Poetic Pop-Up as he takes the written word from the page and brings it to the street in theatrical fashion. He is grateful for your presence and support. Hashtag #veniceartcrawl

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GUERILLA READS NO 95

And this just in!

Grateful to Los Angeles Poet Society, Lit Crawl LA: NoHo, Bronwyn Mauldin, Bronwyn Mauldin from Guerrilla Reads for the opportunity to share a message of peace, hope, harmony, understanding, and unconditional love to all sentient beings. Thank you very much. ‪#‎poetry‬ ‪#‎lit‬ ‪#‎reading‬ ‪#‎performance‬ ‪#‎litcrawl‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬

Watch author and sentient being James Berkowitz do a guerrilla reading at the 2015 LA LitCrawl in North Hollywood: http://guerrillareads.com/2015/12/21/guerrillareads-no-95/

Poet James Berkowitz w/The Dubes All Stars

Poetry with Music! Live at The Industry Cafe & Jazz in Culver City 8/26/12

Conversation with the Sea &
The Summer Echoes On and On – by James Berkowitz

James Berkowitz – Words
Michael Dubin – Drums
Shea Welsh – Guitar
DJ Bonebrake – Vibes
Evan Calbi – Bass

SOMETIMES WHEN ALONE

Sometimes

when alone

the wonder of your lips

caresses my mind

and soothes the troubles of a violent world

where bullets pass through life

from a trigger finger crying for love

whose path gone awry

set the stage for mass killing

and human atrocity

sent into thin air as smoke signals

from a smoldering gun

Sometimes

when alone

the soft touch of your hair

draped across my body

protects and shields a delicate heart

from the rampant ills of society

where a breath of life

creates an arched rainbow of awareness

across the blood red sky of humanity

falling in a blanket of ash

from the bones and skin of a smoldering gun

Sometimes

when alone

the sound of your beating heart

into my ear brings the comfort

of a child nestled against a mother’s bosom

whose milk has flowed throughout

the history of all creation

whose love poured from nipple to mouth

devoured any thought of weaponry

whose child reared never needed a gun

whose child grown into maturity never needed war

JAMES BERKOWITZ © 2012

POETRY PALOOZA 2012 ~ LOS ANGELES

http://poetrypalooza-la.weebly.com/index.html
A unique city-wide celebration of poetry in all its forms!
Sponsored by the Nuvein Foundation for the Arts

Date and Time: Sunday, August, 26, 2012 (2-6 PM)

Where:              The Last Bookstore

                         453 S. Spring St.

                         Los Angeles, CA 90013

Price:                FREE

Age:                 All ages

Hello friends and Tumblr’s,

Honored to be selected as part of the Los Angeles citywide tour and in great company. Your presence is deeply appreciated. Please share with friends and others who have interest.

Poetry Readings by: forWord Collective
Poetry Workshops by: forWord Collective, Jessica Wilson
Performance Art by: James Berkowitz
Musical Performances by: Skypiea
Visual Art by: Sylvia Wan, Nicole Fournier
Hosted by: ZZyZx and Jessica Wilson

http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/jamesberkowitz/22388053275/tumblr_m3icd9kBO01qdprrl?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

On this day in 1970 was the Kent State massacre. In 2012 we have many college students in protest mode with the ever changing landscape in the USA.

“Ohio” is a protest song written and composed by the great Neil Young. The song is an anthem and one of the poignant tunes written in reaction to such a horrific event. During my college years I hosted a radio show “Bright Lights” focused on bringing up and coming local independent bands and music artists at Emerson College on the WECB-64AM. Before graduating I welcomed locals artists Ron Scarlett and Glen Doherty from the Boston music scene for an interview and to play acoustic. To my surprise and the listeners they played a fantastic version of “Ohio”. Deepest thanks and appreciation to Greg Weremey who digitized the show. This is rare audio and a vintage moment recorded April 11, 1986. Move the audio cursor to the 11:15 mark to hear…..