The San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild (SDEAG) has created the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize.  Entries open on June 15 and close on October 15.  The inaugural award — $1,000 ($250 for second place, $100 for third) — will be presented in April, 2017, at the Art Gallery on the campus of Southwestern College.

Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in next year’s San Diego Poetry Annual.

For details, visit sdeag.org.




Three poems from the San Diego Poetry Annual 2014-15 are being nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry:

          From the poems in English volume:

Una Nichols Hynum:  The News  (page 166)

Joseph Milosch:  The Way It Was (page 191)

         From the bilingual volume:

Omar Pimienta:  Inspección Secundaria (page 86)

translation by  John Pleucker:  Secondary Inspection (page 87)

Congratulations to our nominees.

 For the last four years, the bilingual volume of the San Diego Poetry Annual, edited by Olga Garcia, has been used as a text book at Southwestern Community College.

The college bookstore stocks the bilingual volume for purchase by students in the English composition class taught by Dr. Francisco J. Bustos, a regular contributor to the annual.

In keeping with its policy of creating permanent status for the annual in public and university libraries throughout the region, Garden Oak Press makes copies of the bilingual volume available at cost to the college and earns no profit from the sales.


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