Since 2001, the Poetry & Art Series (P&A) has provided interactive arts and culture experiences for all ages at a variety of venues to inspire creativity and expression through visual art, music, and written and spoken word. Through P&A, established writers, artists, and performers have worked with and inspired budding artists to create and grow.

The performers and artists featured on this website have participated in the Poetry & Art Series over the last two decades. This is only a small representation of those who have graced our stage with art, music and words… and there will be much more to come. Thank you to the writers, painters, dancers and all who have made Poetry & Art a pleasure to host.

About Michael Klam


Michael Klam is executive editor and associate publisher of the San Diego Poetry Annual. He co-edits the bilingual edition of SDPA with partner Olga Garcia. Klam hosts Central Library’s Conversations with Poets, a series of video and audio interviews, featuring San Diego’s finest poets.

Klam co-edited the San Diego Writers, Ink anthology, A Year in Ink, Volume 6. His book, Emma and the Buddha Frog (Puna Press), was a San Diego Book Awards finalist. His most recent collections of poetry and visual art collaborations are The Cheapest Flight to Paradise (Puna Press, 2018) and Anything for a Dull Moment, (Garden Oak Press, 2020).