The Digger In Valley Poets Anthology

The Digger by Ed Rosenthal
The lime vanilla ice-pop seen from a mile away
was a woman pushing a stick in the ground.
The wind romanced her rough robe
blowing cotton petals in and out
Her splotched white Dandelion of hair
flung itself around her arms and shoulders

Hikers Tackle Route

Wide Canyon, A love Story
By Ken Sims
Any story I write that features my wife Wendy … is just somehow a love story. …Even
those that are not altogether happy…
Wide Canyon:
I awakened early on the morning of Sunday, February 19, 2006. With nothing more pressing
to do, so I got on the computer and resumed my efforts to chart a course over the Little San
Bernardino Mountains

New Downtown Brokerage Update

My real estate firm New Downtown Brokerage is now involved in finishing several complicated deals in DTLA. As information becomes publicly available, I will post news and updates on this website. I’m very proud of my past contributions to redevelopment of our precious historic resources and the downtown core of the city.

“Downtown Crossroads” from Skid Row Studios

In 2013, I conducted a series of interviews with some of Downtown L.A.’s most interesting characters. “Downtown Crossroads” was lost for many years to me but found again in 2020. It will be relaunched as a podcast.

“The Projects” Awarded at Ventura County Poetry Contest

I’m from the warm red Formica table in the nook
carved from the kitchen of the post war housing
unit that faced the wall hiding the word Frigidaire
emblazoned on the six-inch thick yellow ecru door
which endured meal prep-wars with Mom’s rear…

“Landlady” Published in Cultural Weekly


I can’t get a straight answer from her but I don’t mind
my mind being bent by beautiful turns of phrase
Quilts of words with soft stitchless edges wrapped
in overlapping designs from one side to the other.

Word bouquets imitate petals bent in the breeze….

Interviews with Lead Rangers

These two interviews with the lead National Park Rangers were undertaken on my behalf in 2013 by L.A. author and researcher Ina Hillebrandt.

New Torah

In 2009 the new Chabad of DTLA received it’s new Torah and I helped commemorate on the rooftop.

An Interview of Myself

How does it feel to be a poet-broker?

Which part of me are you asking?

Whichever part is responsible for this interview….

Follow along

We’ll let you know when Ed updates this page with something new.

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