Former Lecturer Lewis MacAdams: Poetic Politics on Los Angeles River

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
KCET (PBS, LOS ANGELES) -- While living in a town north of San Francisco called Bolinas, MacAdams was elected to the Water Board, where one of his early tasks was to oversee the rebuilding of the road that went up to the town's water source, the Arroyo Hondo. There, he learned to wield a wrench and actually participated in public works. All the while, he made his living giving poetry readings for a $100 each appearance and taught poetry in San Francisco State University.