The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) has awarded a grant to the San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild (SDEAG) for poetry books used in workshops for Poets in Juvenile Hall and Veterans in Vista Jail — both led by contributing poets to the San Diego Poetry Annual (Regional Editor Jim Moreno and Joan Gerstein).
These under-served communities are part of the outreach programs of SDEAG. Copies of the San Diego Poetry Annual 2015-16 will be offered at cost to both programs. Copies of Steve Kowit’s In the Palm of Your Hand and Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s Writing Poetry to Save Your Life will also be purchased with the grant money. Both Kowit and Gillan have been Featured Poets in the annual.
SDPA Publisher Bill Harding will accept the CECO grant on behalf of SDEAG at a March 22nd award breakfast downtown.