SDPA Open Reading @ Mission Hills Library w/ Curran Jeffery & Bluestocking Books, Aug. 6

Saturday, Aug.6 from 1-2:30 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual reading, hosted by author Curran Jeffery and sponsored by SDPA and Bluestocking Books. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome. Come to watch, share, and celebrate. Sign up to read by email at mkklam@gmail.com or text (619) 957-3264. Please indicate in your message whether or not you’ve previously…

SDPA Reading (La Jolla 7/23) & Poetry by Ameya Pandit

Saturday, July 23, 2-5 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual reading with special guest Jack Webb, founder and director of the Border Voices Poetry Program. Join us at the La Jolla/Riford Library, located at 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. Hosted by Seretta Martin, Managing Editor, SDPA. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are…

CWP with Karla Cordero, Ying Wu at Palabra, Milosch/Klam in Hillcrest and Spacebar, and Jeeyoon Kim in the News!

Surrounded by rare books, manuscripts and artifacts, Professor Karla Cordero and I sat down in the Wangenheim Room at Central Library to talk about poetry, teaching, and ways to create effective spaces for students and budding writers. Check out the new episode of Central Library’s Conversations with Poets (CWP) below and here: _____________________________________________________- Don’t miss…

End of April Reading with Joe Milosch!

I’ve been invited to read with author Joe Milosch at Mission Hills Library on Saturday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m. I’m honored to share the stage with Joe, a poet who I’ve admired for many years. Joe has published a beautifully crafted book of love poems for his late wife Patsy called A Walk with…

Olga García Interview and Reg E Gaines Audio Poem!

Olga García is a bilingual poet, physicist, mathematician, and editor of San Diego Poetry Annual’s Spanish/English edition. In this episode of Central Library’s Conversations with Poets (CWP), Olga and I discuss her extraordinary life. We talk about everything from the inspiration and influence of her unparalleled grandmothers to her resolute determination to become both physicist…

Conversations with Poets: Sharon Elise

In this episode of Central Library’s Conversations with Poets, I sit down with Sharon Elise to talk poetics, sociology and sociopoetics: CWP Sharon Elise. If you enjoy and want more, please hit the like button and subscribe to the San Diego Public Library’s CWP channel. Find upcoming National Poetry Month events in San Diego here.

2021-22 SDPA Anthologies Now in Print and Online!

Look what just arrived! The 2021-22 San Diego Poetry Annual, Pozol (the bilingual edition of SDPA in English and Spanish), and Kids! SDPA are hot off the presses and now available at every college and university library in the San Diego region. Each edition is also donated to all San Diego public libraries. The books…

Central Library’s Conversations with Poets, hosted by Michael Klam

Watch and 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. Three interviews have posted so far: Ron Salisbury, Rudy Francisco, and Ted Washington. Coming up next: Sharon Elise, Karla Cordero, Katie Manning, Ying Wu, Jeff Walt,…