Happy New Year! SDPA Pushcart Nominations & Summation 14

Happy New Year, and congratulations to our Pushcart Prize nominees from San Diego Poetry Annual! __________________________ I’m headed up to Escondido for the final reading of Summation 14 on Jan. 8 (details below). I’m over the moon to have a poem in the collection and to participate alongside the anthology’s extraordinary artists and poets. Robt…

San Diego Poetry Annual + San Diego Writers, Ink @ Inspirations Gallery

Sunday, November 20: SDPA reading and tribute to Seretta Martin from 5-7 pm at Inspirations Gallery • Liberty Station Barracks 16, Suite 204. Here are the details from from Judy Reeves: From 5-7 pm at Inspirations Gallery • Liberty Station Barracks 16, Suite 204, San Diego Writers, Ink and the San Diego Poetry Annual invite…

SDPA Open Reading @ Encinitas Library: Poetry Takeover! Oct. 22

Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. (SDPA open reading from 2-4 p.m.): The POETRY TAKEOVER! at Encinitas Library features a San Diego Poetry Annual reading in the Community Room hosted by the legendary Marit Anderson, a KIDS! San Diego Poetry Annual workshop and much more.  Check out the flyer above, and hope to see you in the afternoon on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at…

Jimmy Jazz: New Book, CWP Audio Interview + Reading @ Twiggs

Jimmy Jazz is a writer from San Diego. Jimmy Jazz has written several books. Pirate Enclave Books is releasing his complete works. M-Theory (PE 2020) is a short story collection. His novels include The Sub (incommunicado 1996), House of the Unwed Mother, The Cadillac Tramps, Rube Goldberg Suicide Machine & Where Life is Inappropriate. His “magnum opus” The Book…

SDPA Reading (La Jolla 7/23) & Poetry by Ameya Pandit

Saturday, July 23, 2-5 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual reading with special guest Jack Webb, founder and director of the Border Voices Poetry Program. Join us at the La Jolla/Riford Library, located at 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. Hosted by Seretta Martin, Managing Editor, SDPA. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are…

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,…

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,…

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…