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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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November 5, 2018: LOS ANGELES OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT Competing in his first United States Chess Federation chess tournament, MK places 8th in the u1450 division, scoring 3 out of 5. October 3, 2018: FIVE MK POEMS ANTHOLOGIZED IN ANIMAL COLLECTION Five MK Punky poems appear in “Civilized Beasts, III,” an anthology benefiting the Wildlife Conservation Society...


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...

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...