Los Angeles is burning. Set aflame by its excess. Imploded by its deficiency. Within this, the third in a series of works known collectively as the Edgar Allan Poet Journal, capture the peaks & valleys of the City of Angels—at times the polar opposite thereof. Los Angels, the city defined by beauty & the beautiful, at once violently oxidized by a history of hollow-eyed depravity. This finely honed collection captures that diversity as seen through eyes of some of L.A.'s best living poets and as an elegy for those passed; well represented herein. Dedicated to the memory of two of our most esteemed, beloved artists—Wanda Coleman & Scott Wannberg, it is a celebration of their lives', those beginning their journey, the veterans of an undulating landscape which inspired their work, and the tradition which continues to this day. While there are manifold blends fronting similar sunsets, this piece lops the fat and digs deep, blending economy with a scale to match the magnitude of the storied history of this—the City of Angels. Profound, profligate and all in between, it is certain to arouse the senses. It is greatness found via inimitably powerful word of its poets, taking the reader through what proves to be a wild-ride across an uncensored, irreplaceable crimson mural.