April is National Poetry Month!

Here are a few of the many National Poetry Month events happening in April at libraries, colleges, bars, galleries, and cafés around San Diego. Hope to see you out there, in person! ​Friday, April 1, at 3 p.m., poet Chrystophver R, hosts The Poetry Party (The Poetical Party of Choice) in the Santa Fe Room (Balboa Park…

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…

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,…

Poetry of Resilience–From Haiku to Free Verse at Downtown Library

Details and registration here: https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/poetry-resilience-haiku-free-verse Join us on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. for a star-studded poetry event at the downtown San Diego Public Library (SDPL). This program, featuring San Diego’s most recognized poets, is part of SDPL’s quarter-long project, The Rebellious Miss Breed: San Diego Public Library and the Japanese American Incarceration. This…

Kids! SDPA Virtual and Hybrid Poetry Workshops for Ages 6-12

Kids writing poetry! Here are two great workshops for kids and families: There is an online event tomorrow afternoon, Nov 2 at 4:00. (Sorry for the late notice).  There is a second hybrid event (online and in person) at the San Ysidro Library on Nov 8.   Below is info and registration for both: Tuesday, November…

Garden Oak Press Reading, Nov. 7

I am so honored to be part of this reading. I hope you can join us in person on Sunday, Nov. 7: Address: Escondido Municipal Gallery262 E. Grand Ave. (@ Juniper St)760-480-4101 Schedule:1 – 2 pmA dizzying presentation of a few of the most recent books published by Garden Oak Press, featuring local San Diego poets…