William Harry Harding

Novelist, poet, founder of Garden Oak Press and publisher of the San Diego Poetry Annual

Camille Dungy

Award-winning author, poet, essayist and professor

Rae Armantrout

Language poet, author, and professor and director of the New Writing Series at UCSD.

Jon Wesick

Award-winning poet, poetry reading host, and regional editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual

Chris Vannoy

Performer, beat poet and host of the annual Prose and Poetry in the Park

Viet Mai

Slam poet, open mic host, mentor

Billiekai Boughton

U.S. Army veteran, chair of the SDVC Women’s Network, poet, teacher, mentor

Robt O’Sullivan Schleith

Poet, host of the monthly reading at the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery, and regional editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual

Sandra Alcosser

Poet and founder and director of the MFA in writing program at SDSU

Aja Monet

Internationally established poet, performer, singer, songwriter, educator and human rights advocate