Chris Wakefield

“i miss being an alcoholic” I miss being an alcoholic. In the bar nearest to my bed I sit with temples pounding Jaw clenched tight To the rim of a pint Confused between plateaus Of being in love and being alone But I’ve known worse paralogia Than feigning some grand re-entrance To the alcohol game…

Olga García

Danielle LaFrance is a poet, librarian and militant. She is the author of Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks, 2016), Species Branding (CUE, 2010) and Pink Slip (SIC, 2013). Since 1983 she has resided on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Olga García is a bilingual poet, physicist and mathematician and…

The Kowit $1,000 Poetry Prize Event @ Central Library 4/21

April 21, 2018 — Saturday, 4 – 6 p.m., The Steve Kowit Poetry Prize ceremony, Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego City Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.  Live jazz from Danny Green, 2018 San Diego Music Awards Musician of the Year. (Hosts: Marc Chery, Supervisor for the Humanities Section, and Bill Harding,…

Angela Narciso Torres

Angela Narcisco Torres will feature at Cultures Connect in San Diego, hosted by Poetry & Art Series 2018 and San Diego Writers, Ink on April 7 at 7pm. More info. Confessions of a Transplant My first year living in America the scent of frying garlic sent me weeping. My eyes swept the somber avenues starving…

Andy Palasciano at Gelato Poetry on April 13

I’m excited to read with Andy Palasciano and Lisa Ratnavira at the next Gelato Poetry on April 13. Gelato Poetry takes place every second Friday of the month at 7 PM at Gelato Vero Caffe (3753 India Street). Each month, event host Ying Wu brings featured poets followed by an open mic. Palasciano has a B.A….