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,…

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…

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…

SDPA June 11 & 18 Open Readings

Calling all poets, SDPA authors, returning poets, and newcomers! The second round of SDPA 2020-21 virtual anthology readings is upon us! We have two dates available, Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 18. Both of these Zoom readings will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poets can choose to read at one or both events….