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The Reading Is Poetry Review hosted By A.K. Toney

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A.K. talks to Mike the poet Mike Sonksen, also known as, Mike the Poet, is a Los Angeles-based writer and spoken word poet, widely acclaimed for his live performances, contributions to international publications, and legendary city tours. For over a decade, Mike has performed at numerous venues, bookstores, museums, nightclubs, and art galleries. From the page to the stage his work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Kotori, Anthem, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Citybeat, L.A. Alternative Press, O.C. Weekly, and Long Beach Business Journal. Mike's energy was instrumental as co-founder of the webzine Getunderground.com. & the last four years with Jointz Magazine. His poem "I've Seen the Best Minds of My Generation,” was licensed by Scion. Mike's book I Am Alive in Los Angeles! (copyright 2007 i.universe.com) captures the energy of the City of Angels. The CD of the same name was given four stars by URB Magazine. Over the last decade Mike has also become known for his L.A. City Tours. As a third generation L.A. native, his tours of Hollywood with Red Line Tours & the Museum of Neon Art incorporate poetry & L.A. history.