Thank you for the feedback. My blog was in no way meant as a backslap at L.A. culture. I was simply restating the views of Los Angeles poets themselves, who have often felt looked down upon by the East Coast literary establishment and also feel marginalized by the culture of their own city. Read Bill Mohr's Hold-outs for more on this. You can also read about Wanda Coleman's disillusionment with her status as an L.A. writer in her conversation with Paul Vangelisti in The Conversant. Thanks again for your comment.
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