Poetry in Ocean, Author Panel + Open Reading @ Central Library, Oct. 14

Poetry in Ocean: A Celebration of the Sunset, Surf and Sea The ocean inspires, connects, sustains us. Artists, poets, musicians, surfers… beach-goers the world over share a deep admiration and respect for the sea. Famed muralist and conservationist Robert Wyland said, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the…

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…

SDPA Open Reading @ Mission Hills Library w/ Curran Jeffery & Bluestocking Books, Aug. 6

Saturday, Aug.6 from 1-2:30 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual reading, hosted by author Curran Jeffery and sponsored by SDPA and Bluestocking Books. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome. Come to watch, share, and celebrate. Sign up to read by email at mkklam@gmail.com or text (619) 957-3264. Please indicate in your message whether or not you’ve previously…

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,…

CWP with Karla Cordero, Ying Wu at Palabra, Milosch/Klam in Hillcrest and Spacebar, and Jeeyoon Kim in the News!

Surrounded by rare books, manuscripts and artifacts, Professor Karla Cordero and I sat down in the Wangenheim Room at Central Library to talk about poetry, teaching, and ways to create effective spaces for students and budding writers. Check out the new episode of Central Library’s Conversations with Poets (CWP) below and here: _____________________________________________________- Don’t miss…

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: 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.

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,…