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Part 4 Contributors

 

Tony Barnstone
Willis Barnstone
Ellen Bass
Christopher Buckley
Neeli Cherkovski
Boris Dralyuk
Alicia Elkort
Mary Fitzpatrick
Michael C. Ford
Kate Gale
Frank X. Gaspar
Dana Gioia
Shotsie Gorman
S.A. Griffin
Donna Hilbert
Brenda Hillman
Glenna Luschei
Phoebe MacAdams
devorah major
Clive Matson
K. Silem Mohammad
Rusty Morrison
Harry Northup
Holly Prado Northup - In Memoriam
Cathie Sandstrom
Shelley Scott - In Memoriam
Daniel Shapiro
Mike Sonksen
Pam Ward
Sholeh Wolpe
Gary Young
Mariano Zaro


Part 1 Contributors

Rae Armantrout
Bart Edelman
David Garyan
Suzanne Lummis
Glenna Luschei
Bill Mohr
D. A. Powell
Amy Uyematsu
Paul Vangelisti
Charles Harper Webb
Bruce Willard
Gail Wronsky

Part 2 Contributors

Elena Karina Byrne
liz gonzález
Grant Hier
Lois P. Jones
Ron Koertge
Glenna Luschei
Rooja Mohassessy
Susan Rogers
Patty Seyburn
Maw Shein Win
Kim Shuck
Lynne Thompson
Carine Topal
Cecilia Woloch

Part 3 Contributors

Michelle Bitting
Laurel Ann Bogen
Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Lucille Lang Day
Corrinne Clegg Hales
Marsha De La O
Charles Jensen
Eloise Klein Healy
Glenna Luschei
Clint Margrave
Henry Morro
Alexis Rhone Fancher
Phil Taggart
David L. Ulin
Jonathan Yungkans
Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis


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Mike Sonksen
Californian Poets Part 4: Five Poems
by
Mike Sonksen


 

 



Sociology

Social formation
Causation
Sociological imagination
Intersecting biography
personal history
Artistic forms
Marry the popular
with the scholarly

History making
Human agency
Social relations
Organize reality
Social locations
Share authority
Transmutation
Think dialectically
Geographic literacy
Self determination
Public history
Concentration
Neuro-Linguistic programming

I see it, I feel it, I know it, I got it

I was born in Long Beach
lived all my life in LA county
though I’ve stayed local
I grew up jumping geography
running around the city
working in every corner
I found my community
performing poetry &
writing neighborhood stories
I learned what it means
To be accountable
teaching high school &
raising my kids
we are all interconnected

Recitations
Layers of identity
The daily practice:
Types of practicality
the present history
future of responsibility
so we sing about society
This is Sociology

Transformative solidarity
Problems, methods,
Theory
All of this sociology
Really just comes
Back to you & me



Architectonic City

Architectonic City

Broadacre City

City Center

Central City

Celestial City

Carceral City

Digital City

Edge City

Forbidden City

Future City

Garden City

Golden City

Gotham City

Iron City

Invisible City

Imperial City

Infinite City

Imaginary City

International City

October City

Radiant City

Titan City

City Beautiful

City as Shopping Mall

City as Dining Hall

City as Museum

City as Monument

City as classroom

City as Wilderness

City as Postcard

City as Landmark

City of Towers

City of Fire

City of Lights

City of Night

City of Vision

City of Ambition

City of Insiders

City of Love

City of Violence

City of Music

City of Silence.



Sonic Architecture

City Architecture
Architectonic City
Joy of Architecture
Seven Lamps of Architecture
Poetics of Architecture
Storybook Architecture
Fortress Architecture
Handcrafted Architecture
Craftsman Architecture
Baroque Architecture
Audio Architecture
Ada Louise Huxtable on Architecture
Churrigueresque Architecture
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Louis Sullivan on Architecture
Information Architecture
Programmatic Architecture
Greco-Roman Architecture
Architecture of Humanism
Atlantic Architecture
Victorian Architecture
Vernacular Architecture
Vancouver Architecture
Romanesque Architecture
Romance of Architecture
Architecture of Happiness
Modernist Architecture
Postmodern Architecture
Hostile Architecture
Brutalist Architecture
Future of Architecture
Respect Architecture



Traces, Places, Faces

Traces, places, faces
Connecting spaces
Cultural, historical, personal
3 realms of interpretation
channels for communication
A Way to Rainy Mountain
We slow down the conversation
writing morning pages
positions of contemplation
bridging liminal spaces
Interdisciplinary relations
Intersecting history & biography
Tracing the lineage through
Journeys, Natures, Conflicts,
Knowledges, LA Stories,
print, sound, light
fight the good fight
My students write about
personal artifacts like the ring
gifted to them by their grandfather
after the Armenian Genocide
We put the heart
in liberal arts

Traces

Uncovering, a series of marks, an outline,
a passage, a record or physical indication
of something that vanished, an etching,
a great turning of pages,
take time to see the traces
Observations in an essay,
a litany of lyrics, Critical cartography
Public history, Cultural geography
Ecofeminism & deep ecology
My students & I took a walk along
the Concrete River talking about
Man versus nature

Places

I met my wife in a piano bar
downstairs from the hip hop room
A circle of friends singing
on the dancefloor everyday
is your birthday!
Social locations
navigation
A locale, locus, location, a station, a designated area
of meaningful activity, a center of memory, a region,
a facility, a landmark, a natural site, a waterfall,
an architectural marvel, connected to experience,
an open mic, a Socratic dialogue,
two feral cats in my backyard

Faces

Back in the 1980s I was
picking mint leaves with
my Grandmother in Long Beach
People are a beacon, family, women & men in the city,
friends, colleagues, associates, long lost cohorts
from childhood, aces of the neighborhood, uniting
heart & mind together spending time
lets bring it back to the work
that reconnects
building community
draw your history
a reframing
Intergenerational exchanging
Historiography
Sharing authority
Autoethnography
It comes back to you & me
sharing space
traces, places, faces



Who’s To Say What Architecture Is?


Who’s to say what Architecture is?

Citizens, historians or the critics?

See it for yourself or read the theorists.

Drive a truck like Mike Davis.

Fortress architecture is geopolitics.

Who’s to say what Architecture is?

Sci-Arc or Architectural Digest?

Frank Lloyd Wright or Le Corbusier?

See it for yourself or read the theorists.

Frank Gehry is a Deconstructivist

The Bilbao Effect attracts tourists.

Who’s to say what Architecture is?

Louis Sullivan’s Function of Ornament,

Jewel Box Banks & steel skyscrapers.

See it for yourself or read the theorists.

City knowledge comes from reconnaissance.

Walk the streets like Jane Jacobs.

Who’s to say what Architecture is?

See it for yourself or read the theorists.