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Featured reader Viva Padilla (far left) receives applause Saturday, Jan. 5, after sharing her poems at the Malibu Library’s Poetry Open Mic. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Poet Perkin Monk reads her piece, titled “What Are We Going To Eat?” during the Saturday, Jan. 5 Poetry Open Mic in Malibu.
Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra prepares to make introductory remarks at the Malibu Library event.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
2:35 pm PST January 7, 2019
Viva Padilla’s poetry is edgy, yet eloquent; provocative, yet peaceful; intimate, yet inclusive.