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,…

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…

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

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

Poetry Karaoke winners and Michael Klam & Sharon Elise at Amplified

Congratulations to Tia Meredith for nabbing another first place win with her performance of John S. Hall’s “My Lover” in the style of Gospel. Second place went to Karalani Cross with Jane Hirshfield’s “The Poet” in the style of Musical Theater, and third place went to Gill Sotu for his rendition of Billy Collins’ “Cheerios”…

Fall for Writing, Poetry Karaoke, Acid Vault & upcoming P&A

On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m., join hosts Judy Reeves and Steve Montgomery along with judges Michael Klam, Kristen Fogle, and Carol Moscrip for another lively session of San Diego Writers, Ink’s Open Mic Poetry Karaoke. Grab a binder filled with poems of all kinds—from Angelou to Yeats, Brooks to Whitman—and select the one…