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,…

Last of 2020 Poets at the Bench featuring Sage and Klam

From Deborah Ramos, host of Poets at the Bench: Please join the global community for our next online Poets at the Bench on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m.  I am honored to have two featured poets for the last Zoom bench of the year, Michael Klam and Sage. Sage is a 15-year-old creative, growing up in San Diego, Calif. As a San Diego High…

Mary F. Lenox, Broken Anchor Poetry Zoom, Saturday, June 27, 1:00 p.m.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mary F. Lenox is a poet, writer, speaker, and educator. She was a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the School of Library and Information Science, later serving as dean for 12 years. She is the author of two books of poetry, Threads of Grace: Selected Poems (2015) and Riches…

Malachi Black

Malachi Black will perform at Poetry & Art on April 12 at the San Diego Art Institute. Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series (chosen by…

Jeff Walt

Poet and regional editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual