Last of 2020 Poets at the Bench featuring Sage and Klam

From Deborah Ramos, host of Poets at the Bench: Please join the global community for our next online Poets at the Bench on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m.  I am honored to have two featured poets for the last Zoom bench of the year, Michael Klam and Sage. Sage is a 15-year-old creative, growing up in San Diego, Calif. As a San Diego High…

Mary F. Lenox, Broken Anchor Poetry Zoom, Saturday, June 27, 1:00 p.m.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mary F. Lenox is a poet, writer, speaker, and educator. She was a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the School of Library and Information Science, later serving as dean for 12 years. She is the author of two books of poetry, Threads of Grace: Selected Poems (2015) and Riches…

Poetry Karaoke winners and Michael Klam & Sharon Elise at Amplified

Congratulations to Tia Meredith for nabbing another first place win with her performance of John S. Hall’s “My Lover” in the style of Gospel. Second place went to Karalani Cross with Jane Hirshfield’s “The Poet” in the style of Musical Theater, and third place went to Gill Sotu for his rendition of Billy Collins’ “Cheerios”…

Poetry & Art, Friday, Oct. 18

Featuring Emdash, Bethel Swift, Andy Palasciano, Pat Andrus, Chris Nelson, and Christophver R, along with Poetry Karaoke

Fall for Writing, Poetry Karaoke, Acid Vault & upcoming P&A

On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m., join hosts Judy Reeves and Steve Montgomery along with judges Michael Klam, Kristen Fogle, and Carol Moscrip for another lively session of San Diego Writers, Ink’s Open Mic Poetry Karaoke. Grab a binder filled with poems of all kinds—from Angelou to Yeats, Brooks to Whitman—and select the one…

Kowit Kickoff, Submissions open for SDPA

Thanks to all who came out for the last Poetry & Art event at the San Diego Art Institute, and thanks to feature reg e gaines! Join the San Diego Poetry Annual on July 10 from 6:30-8pm at the Central Library’s Neil Morgan Auditorium for the Kowit Kickoff open mic. Submissions are now open for…

SDPA at Poetry & Art with reg e gaines on June 14

On Friday, June 14, Poetry & Art Series 2019 at the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) presents the 2018-19 San Diego Poetry Annual (SDPA) reading. The event features author, director and Tony Award-winning playwright reg e gaines, who contributed poetry to this year’s SDPA. Authors published in the 2018-‘19 SDPA and Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual…

Malachi Black

Malachi Black will perform at Poetry & Art on April 12 at the San Diego Art Institute. Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series (chosen by…