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“I write to free the child within me.” Larry “Ali” Deminter is the author (under the pen name Ali Moseley) of the novel: “Broken Wing” and a chapbook, “Words Never Got Spoken: How I Remember Juvenile Hall.”

His work also appeared in the Harvard Journal of African American Policy; vol. 2018-19, Columbia’s Exchange Magazine vol.2, Colossus: Freedom (Anthology), Silent Screams: Voices From Uncharted Territory (Anthology), Anthology (published by the William James Foundation), Beat Within Magazine, and other various essays at Tufts University (Resentencing Journal), and Cal State – Los Angeles.

The original name of the City of Los Angeles (which means “the angels”), El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles del Rio de Porciúncula (the Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels of the River Porciúncula), is a tribute to the city. Beautiful and lustrous as it may sound, with the recent explosion of crystal meth and hate crime, we’ve felt the rage of angels and the wrath of demons shake our Queen’s throne at the foundation.

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