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Native Son and Poet returns to Livingston
Monolin Moreno talks about growing up in the city in a different time...
Interview with ‘Manny’ Moreno by Kathy Hibma,
Livingston Chronicle correspondent, Livingston, California; October 15,2008

Native Californian and poet Monolin “Manny” Moreno, at his Modesto reading in July ’08

Manny signs a copy of his debut ... more »

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Ping Pong

From this center of the universe
in the heart of Livingston where
Twilight Zone can’t bust a grape,
I drive through now and then
for old time’s sake,

but it’s not as it used to be
in the days of Leave it to Beaver,
when ethyl was two-bits a gallon,
a Superman comic a dime,
two-flicks, popcorn and a pop
ran less than a buck at Court Theater,

it’s not as it used to be
when my cousins and I
romped like young deer,
mirroring through time
past mom and pop
storefront windows
like Rexall and the Five and Dime,

when there ...

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