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.

Both volumes of the San Diego Poetry Annual 2014-15 were published on Monday, February 9.  The annual  is now available for purchase on Amazon.com and at our special e-store: https://www.createspace.com/5223730 for the poems in English volume and  https://www.createspace.com/5278041  for the bilingual volume.

Orders made through the e-store get priority fulfillment from Amazon.com.

The poems in English volume retails for $19.95, plus tax and shipping. The bilingual volume, Frontera Piel / Skin Border, retails at $12, plus tax and shipping.

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The special contributing poets discount rate — $12 for the poems in English volume, $6 for the bilingual volume, both including tax with no shipping added — will expire March 31.  See How to Order for details.  These copies cannot be mailed.  They can be picked up at any of our scheduled readings.  See Readings 2015 for details and updates.

Taken from the Goodyear blimp by Carlsbad-based photographer Donald Miralle for Sports Illustrated, the downtown panorama celebrates opening day at Petco Park.

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Four poems from the 2013-14 San Diego Poetry Annual have been nominated by publisher Bill Harding for a Pushcart Prize:

Niñitas Santas, by Alberto Paz (Marca Frontera / Border Mark:  the bilingual volume of the annual)

Out of the Closet, by Nina Blackwell

Carrying the Flute, by Charlene Baldridge

For the Kids, by Steve Kowit

Congratulations to the nominated poets and to all those who contributed work to the 2013-14 annual.

 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.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Featured Poet for the 2014-15 annual.

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  • Gillan is the founder and editor of The Paterson Literary Review and the director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ.  In 2012, she visited San Diego as part of tour for her latest book, The Place I Call Home, and was the featured reader at two events that included poets from the 2011-12 annual.
  • She also serves as Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY.
  • Her latest books are The Silence in an Empty House (2013), Ancestor’s Song (2013)  and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life (2012).
  • Her new work appeared in the last three annuals.

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