Perfect time for my Presidential Poem.
wonderful moment to reprint my Sierra Club Poem “The Gall for President.
Will be signing my memoirs at LA Times Festival April 24th 10:30 to 12 Noon.
Meet me at the mapped location.
shared rescue CIOP 12-7-21
Don’t want to forget this fun event ZOOMED at Church In Ocean Park
Project Memories Dominated my Desert Memoir
this is the park where I met her: I stepped forward and in the sunlight saw the freckled face of a really pretty little blue-eyed blond girl. I waited a few seconds, watching the gold light on her head
Since my near death experience, I’m inclined to relate more to plants than to people
Bad timing checking in with activists in dtla
It was hard for me to understand myself and why I am so fascinated by conflicts in DTLA, that I went to the location.
wonderful to be invited back
shared what I learned about search and rescue
search map memoir
only map inclusive near death memoir
Return to Clifton’s Cafeteria
renowned photographer Gary Leonard
Photos of MBSAR
One of the rescuers took these on my search. Posting on the 10 year anniversary of my rescue September 30, 2010..
Interview Series Realized
Self-Interview 9-3-20 Broker: I didn’t notice you complaining, laying around a 5 Star hotel imagining you were a revolutionary poet! Poet: If we are this nasty interviewing ourselves, why should anyone else let us interview them? Broker: Your right. I should have asked you something less personal that might help create understanding. Something like, “Do…
Salvation Canyon Review by Manhattan Book Review
The writing is marvelous, the language wholly appropriate, with snatches of humor defying the reality. Salvation Canyon is a wondrous cautionary tale, enjoyable because of what can only be termed ‘a happy ending.’
Self-Interview 8-17-20 Broker: What a mess DTLA is. Poet: You still blaming it in the property owners? Broker: They certainly deserve some blame. Poet: Is that so? How about on their deals where you made money?
Coyote woke me then when the remote road glowed in another day’s light a black horse galloped by from the sun’s side a driven rider knees dug in a doppelganger in the wind a man in wine and gold his hem above his hips.
Oasis on Zoom
Friday night’s Zoom presentation for Oasis was a success.
Poet : What do you intend to do about the Pandemic?
First Zoom Presentation of Salvation Canyon
Featured with Beverly M.Collinsin Zoom reading rehearsal with Mariko Kitakubo of Japan, whotook the photo.
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 Prologue: 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…
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…
“Coyote” Published in California Quarterly
Sniffing around my future where my body crouched broiling beneath a rock, you pawed backwards over six moonrises to stop my future by halting my past …
“Landlady” Published in Cultural Weekly
Landlady 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….
Excerpt of Escape from Hell Episode with Bear Grylls
Legendary outdoorsman and survivalist Bear Grylls talks about the fateful and inspired decision Ed made that helped him to survive. Watch here.
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.
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….
Poet Walk Through DTLA on YouTube
In 2007, I founded the Downtown Poet Walk This video on YouTube features some of the readings. Yours truly went first to break the ice. Early on, I invited Teka-Lark Lo, poet and Editor of the BrickBat Revue. Here’s an example of the itinerary, written up by the creative activist. Many of these places have…
We’ll let you know when Ed updates this page with something new.