Annual SDPA Open Reading Hosted by Jim Moreno at Spacebar (9/11) + “Good Trouble” Book Release (9/8)

Sunday, Sept. 11 from 3-5:30 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual open reading, hosted by author Jim Moreno and sponsored by SDPA and Spacebar. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome. Come to watch, share, and celebrate. Sign up to read on the day of the event or by email at mkklam@gmail.com or text (619) 957-3264. Please indicate in your message whether…

Festival of Books 2022 w/ Swift & Sparrow Press (8/20)

Festival of Books (FOB) 2022 at USD this Saturday! Author Bethel Swift and I (and Klam fam) will be at Table #AA26 in the Kroc Peace and Justice Courtyard with our publications by Swift & Sparrow Press, Puna Press, San Diego Poetry Annual, and Cheeky Cat Paper. Thanks to Bethel for letting us join her! FOB…

Spacebar on Sunday, Acid Vault on Tuesday, Katie Manning on CWP!

On Sunday, May 8 from 3 to 5:30 p.m., I’m delighted to read again with author Joe Milosch at Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro, 7454 University Ave, Suite A, La Mesa, CA 91942: 2nd Sunday–Jihmye Poetry-Open Mic in person and on Zoom. Jim Moreno hosts, and Alfred Williams provides tech support for Zoom. Meeting ID: 990 814 5215 and Password: poetvoices _________________________________________________ Then on Tuesday,…

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: 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,…

Poets Underground Back in Person at Amplified!

Poets Underground open mic is officially back and in person beginning this Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.! I’m over the moon to get back to Amplified Ale Works in East Village and be in the same room again with founder and poet, Sunny Rey! This first event, open to all poets and aficionados, is…

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…

The Kowit Ceremony

Hosted by: J E F F W A L T / The Kowit Steve Kowit Poetry Prize Awards Ceremony Friday, April 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PT Central San Diego Public Library Shiley Events Suite – 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92260 FB, click here: Steve Kowit Poetry Prize on Facebook Steve Kowit…

SDPA 2021-22 in person @ Point Loma Library, April 11

Register here to participate or watch and celebrate this year’s SDPA authors in person: SDPA at Point Loma Library Registration (Registration says “virtual,” but this reading will be in person only.) Monday · April 11, 2022 · 6:30pmMarla Haas Community Room, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107 You can register (SDPA…