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Report from the Street: Voices of the Homeless

It began as a a New Year’s resolution: “Do something each day that takes you out of your comfort zone.” Interacting with people living on the streets was at the top of that list. Like many of us who reside in proper homes, I preferred to look away. But for more than a year, I listened to homeless...

Frightened Families, Vulnerable Schoolchildren and Gelson’s Good Name: The Gardner Street Fiasco

Imagine the unimaginable. Imagine this ludicrous scenario: Imagine if someone showed up at your front door and told you in the coming years he intended on using the yards in your neighborhood as his new toilet facility. Because he likes the location. This stranger, dressed in a bespoke suit and grinning cordially, doesn’t ask permission...

April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

MK Punky inaugurates the Shockwire Series of social-justice books with “Report from the Street: Voices of the Homeless” at Soup Kitchen Cafe, in Philadelphia.

April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

MK’s “Report from the Street” performed by 8 of LA’s finest actors at Urban First Aid, in Hollywood.

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Books

Report from the Street: Voices of the Homeless (2018) MK Punky embarked on a yearlong listening project with the intent to capture the stories of individuals who live on the street in Los Angeles. This simple goal--to engage when others are more comfortable avoiding eye contact, let alone starting a conversation--led to a collection of poems...

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News

December 15, 2018: MK POEM INCLUDED IN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY MK’s poem “The Fine Line Between Transcendence and Impropriety” selected for the 50th Anniversary anthology of Cliterature Journal, dedicated to female sexuality. November 29, 2018: THREE MK POEMS PUBLISHED IN PEACE ANTHOLOGY A trio of MK poems appears in “The Larger Geometry,” a book of poetry authored by 35...

Notes on Attending a Phish Concert for the First Time

Beautiful Weirdos. The ethos at a Phish concert is “come as you are.” Before the show, the parking lot of The Forum, in Inglewood, where the Lakers used to play, resembles the set of a Fellini movie grafted onto an ancient Grateful Dead memory. All clothing and barbering choices are acceptable. Smiling at strangers allowed. Dancing...

A More Exceptionally Perfect America

Experts on matters patriotic, including members of Congress and the corporate oligarchs for whom they toil, believe that those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the greatest country on Earth benefit from a magical phenomenon known as American Exceptionalism. According to those who have made a kind of casual study of our glorious history,...