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,…

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…

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…

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…

National Poetry Month! SDPA Reading, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our National Poetry Month first reading of the 2020-21 San Diego Poetry Annual. Pre-register for the reading here (to get the Zoom link and general info): Friends of the Library Virtual Author Talk: San Diego Poetry Annual 2020-21 | San Diego Public Library (librarymarket.com) To find out more about the annual, submissions, and…