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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...

SB 50: How Wall Street Speculators Plan on Destroying Single-Family Homes

Anyone who lives in or visits Los Angeles can see we have a humanitarian crisis on our hands. More than 60,000 people are without homes, and the numbers grow every month. The allegedly booming economy has trickled up to the rich; meanwhile many working people experience the ravages of downward mobility. Priced out of increasingly...

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 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

MK reads “Report from the Street” at Drexel University’s Writer’s Room.

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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The Unexpected Guest (2020) An all-true memoir of befriending and housing Fisher King Mike, a neighborhood homeless man. The Unexpected Guest is a story of family, friendship and the meaning of home. “L.A. couple Michael Konik and Charmaine Clamor gradually welcome Fisher King Mike, homeless and mentally ill, off the streets into their home—sparking an oft times...

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April 6, 2021: MK POEM PUBLISHED IN SPECTRA POETS MK’s poem “A Hot Dress,” from The Year of When, appears as the featured poem on the Spectra site, in advance of the August print edition. January 25, 2021: FOUR MK POEMS PUBLISHED IN SPIRITUAL JOURNAL Four Year of When MK poems, “Litmus Test,” “Earth Dweller 2.0,” “Breathe with Me,”...

Endorsement: Nithya Raman for CD4

Four years ago, an unknown “director of development” (i.e., someone who raises money) supported by Korean-American business moguls, defeated a large field of similarly unknown candidates to become the newest member of the Los Angeles City Council. His name was David Ryu, and the contest he won was Council District 4, which includes the World...