This is Jacqueline Suskin. Definitely one of LA's hidden gems, she is a "writer, performance poet and artist." My sister and I met her at a farmer's market and I was instantly infatuated with her and Poem Store.
According to her website, Poem Store is a "performance-business-poetry piece that consists of composing custom poetry on a manual typewriter, in exchange for a donation. Your subject, your price."
While talking to her, she mentioned that she had written a book called "Go Ahead & Like It". The book describes the benefits, social, mental, and emotional, of writing these "I like:" lists. While it hasn't been officially released, I got a sneak peek look at the book and immediately fell in love with its beautiful illustrations and poetic prose. I can't wait until its official release and I recommend everyone check out her website.
Currently listening to; "Believe" Mumford and Sons
Despite all of the criticism for Mumford and Sons' new sound, I cannot stop listening to this song.