Conversations with Poets: Jeff Walt! and More National Poetry Month Events

Conversations with Poets at Downtown Library! Watch to learn about the lives of San Diego’s most celebrated poets. These are 30-minute video interviews with questions ranging from writer’s craft to inspirations to performance and publishing.

Four interviews have posted so far: Ron Salisbury, Rudy Francisco, Ted Washington, and Jeff Walt. Coming up next: Sharon Elise, Karla Cordero, Katie Manning, Ying Wu, and Olga Garcia. Check out the interviews linked below!

Jeff Walt

Ron Salisbury

Rudy Francisco

Ted Washington

Subscribe to San Diego Public Library’s YouTube Conversations with Poets channel.


Look: National Poetry Month in San Diego, Events!

Check previous P&A post for National Poetry Month Events here.

And here are three more events to choose from in April:

Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Central Library: To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Friends of Central Library is hosting three of San Diego’s most notable poets who have published a book in 2021. Come join us for a diverse selection of readings, to be followed with a book signing and Q & A with the audience. Authors: Krysada Phounsiri – every passing minute; Joseph D. Milosch & Jim Hornsby Moreno – Poems That Speak to Us:  Selected Poems of Steve Kowit. 
Register and learn more here.

Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m., poet Ying Wu brings an opportunity for children to write original poetry. All the details here: Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual Workshop

Saturday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Garden Oak Press Book Launch and Reading with poets Joe Milosch and Michael Klam at Mission Hills/Knox Library, 215 W. Washington St., San Diego (Hillcrest). Stay tuned for links, images and more here: Poetry & Art San Diego.

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