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July 29, 2021

Reuben Holmes, better known under the pen name R.H. Sin is a New York Times bestselling author whose new book, “She Fits Inside These Words”, is the best poetry book of 2021, so far. Holmes goes by the pen name R.H. Sin.


Poetry Reading Night at ELAC

By Maria Marroquin Inspiring 11-year-old poet, Violeta Tabilla joined East Los Angeles College Writers Society club’s open mic night last Friday at Tonali Studio. Obed Silva, host of the event, promoted “East Side Rose”, the 1st edition of ELAC’s literary magazine. In addition to pieces written by ELAC’s current and past students as well as some professors, the magazine contains work from members of the East LA community such as the…

March 21, 2018

Student Discovers Passion for Writing

By Melody Ortiz Like many college students, former East Los Angeles College student Joshua Castro, 30, enrolled without any idea of what he wanted to do. “I just knew I was supposed to go to college after high school,” Castro said. However, after the first two years of general education classes and other subjects that peaked his interest, Castro found his passion for writing. He writes and performs his original…

December 12, 2017

OPINION: Rupi Kaur butchers modern poetry

By Giselle Palomera The Instagram poet Rupi Kaur has changed poetry culture with over simplicity and a Tumblr-like style that destroys the complexity of poetry. Simplicity can co-exist with complexity in poetry. Poets like R.H Sin and Louise Gluck have found ways to use simplicity in poetry without losing  the complexity of their meaning. Kaur has been an upcoming poet in the social media realm with over 1.9 million followers….

December 6, 2017

Students drop mic

By Melody Ortiz Student performers expressed themselves during the “Drop the Mic” event held by the Writers Society on Thursday night in the S-2 recital hall. East Los Angeles College students, along with others from the Los Angeles area, had an opportunity to share their own poetry and music. Students read from prepared papers, off of their phones, and from memory. Some were new to sharing and some were used…

November 15, 2017

OPINION: Charles Bukowski revolutionizes modern poetry

By Giselle Palomera Henry Charles Bukowski was a German poet who revolutionized poetry in Los Angeles. Bukowski developed a way of using simplicity to paint a vivid image for readers and his critics. Now, many authors like Rapi Kaur, Christopher Poindexter and Lang Leav use similar forms of simplicity and realism to arrange their words into poems. Many of these authors write about the same gutters and buildings that Bukowski…

October 18, 2017

ELAC Student finds interest in poetry

by Johanna Calderon An East Los Angeles College student, Eros Saldana, is getting his poetry book published by Creating Space through Amazon.com. He entered the Talent Show again because he had in the fall the past, but this time, he read a poem to the audience. His poem focused on immigration because it a hot topic around the world, but he writes mostly about love. “I never title my poem…

May 26, 2016

‘Dear Sister’ reveals stories of abuse

By Maegan Ortiz “Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence” edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers, is a testament of survival. Released in January by AK press, the book challenges the idea that there is a right way for survivors to process rape. It does this through a diverse selection of traditional-style letters, poetry, essays, and interviews. This issue is important to college age students since according the National Institute of…

March 6, 2014

English instructor continues long writing career

By Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College Professor Susan Suntree’s writing has won awards allowing her to travel all over the world. Originally wanting to become an actress, Suntree still remains passionate about performing but ultimately chose to pursue writing. After starting out at a community college, she left California and transferred to the University of Arizona to continue her education. “I studied nursing at the University of Arizona for…

November 27, 2013