April Poetry in SD? Poet Laureates, Kowit Prize Winners + SDPA 2022-23

Friday, Apr 7 @ 6:30: Meet California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick and San Diego’s new Poet Laureate, Jason Magabo Perez. The laureates will be on hand at Central Library for The Steve Kowit Poetry Prize Ceremony. Register HERE. Details: Instagram @sdpoetryannual and SDPA website. Want to read? After-party poetry takeover open reading info: Poets Underground….

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,…

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….

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

Join us for our National Poetry Month first reading of theĀ 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…