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,…

End of April Reading with Joe Milosch!

I’ve been invited to read with author Joe Milosch at Mission Hills Library on Saturday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m. I’m honored to share the stage with Joe, a poet who I’ve admired for many years. Joe has published a beautifully crafted book of love poems for his late wife Patsy called A Walk with…

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,…

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…

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…

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…