LA Poetry Festival

The Los Angeles Poetry Festival has presented over 150 city-wide events that explore the culture, character and history of Los Angeles through the writings of some of the city’s most distinctive poets.

Since its creation in 1989, by Suzanne Lummis and Sherman Pearl, The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, in collaboration with many arts and cultural entities—Beyond Baroque, MOCA, The Los Angeles Public Library, The World Stage, The Southwest Musuem, The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and others—has produced over a hundred fifty readings involving various themes and explorations.