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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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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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April 27, 2018: MK POEM PUBLISHED IN ELLIPSIS MK’s poem “One of the Myriad Reasons This Author Feels Abundantly Blessed” appears in the current issue of Ellipsis Journal, published by Westminster University. April 22, 2018: MK POEM PUBLISHED IN STONEBOAT MK’s poem “To the Man Who Robbed Me at Gunpoint”appears in the current issue of the Wisconsin-based Stoneboat Literary Journal. April...


STARTING SUNDAY, 11/29: “Report from the Street” On Thanksgiving Day most of us will eat too much. Many will watch football games. Some will retrieve playing cards from the closet, or a worn mah jong table. If we’re lucky we’ll be among friends and family, basking in the comforting warmth of people who know us well...


The Urban Farmstead

We call the place we live “Vista Street Farmstead.” It’s a house in Hollywood, one block from Sunset Boulevard, with a front and back yard, maybe 1/16th of an acre? But almost every available square foot of dirt is dedicated to growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Blessed with copious sunshine throughout the day – and...