Adrián Arancibia — email@example.com
Adrián is a founder of the Chicano/Latino performance poetry collective Taco Shop Poets. Born in Iquique, Chile, he is co-editor of the Taco Shop Poets Anthology: Chorizo Tonguefire (Chorizo Tonguefire Press). His poetry collections include Atacama Poems (City Works Press), The Keeper/El guardador (Editorial La Ratona Cartonera) and Poems of Exhaustion (Parentheses B.C. Press, 2019). He currently works as a professor of English and Creative Writing at Miramar Community College.
Billiekai Boughton — firstname.lastname@example.org
Billiekai is an activist, spiritual sprite and nature-loving powerhouse who is learning to be a better human through her work as a Unity Minister. Service and education are her passions. She is an Army Veteran that holds a graduate degree in Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in 16th Century Literature and Contemporary Poetry.
Brandon Cesmat — email@example.com
Brandon has earned San Diego Press Club awards for film criticism and San Diego Book Awards for Ice Drum, Light in All Directions, and Driven into the Shade. His CD of original songs, adapted from his books, is Califor-Noir. He teaches at CSU-San Marcos.
Karla Cordero — firstname.lastname@example.org
is a Chicana poet, educator and author of How To Pull Apart The Earth (Not A Cult, 2018) a 2019 San Diego Book Award winner and awarding-winning finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Recent poems have appeared in the O-Oprah Magazine, NPR, Academy of American Poets, among other publications. Karla is a 2021 California Arts Fellow and Professor in Creative Writing and Composition at MiraCosta College and San Diego City College. Follow her @karlaflaka13.
Adam Greenfield — email@example.com
Adam is a published poet, podcast producer, and word enthusiast. His podcast, “The Written Scene,” discusses the craft of writing with writers and artists of all kinds. His book of poetry is Regarding the Monkey (Puna Press, 2015), and you can find him hosting a monthly online poetry reading, Viral Poetry Series, every third Wednesday of the month on Instagram (@viral_poetry_series).
Ameerah Holliday — firstname.lastname@example.org
Ameerah is a dancer and self-proclaimed poetess from San Diego, Calif. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from San Diego State University and currently serves as social media manager for Ebb & Flow Publications and junior agent for Serendipity Literary Agency.
Michael Klam — email@example.com
Michael organizes the Poetry & Arts Series, ongoing since 2001, and hosted events for the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park. He is also the host of the San Diego Central Library’s Conversations with Poets. His newest collection is Anything for a Dull Moment (Garden Oak Press: 2020). Previous books include The Cheapest Flight to Paradise (Puna Press: 2017) and Emma and the Buddha Frog (Puna Press: 2007).
Seretta Martin — firstname.lastname@example.org
Seretta holds an MFA in Creative Writing from SDSU and hosts special readings at libraries. A finalist for the Philip Levine award, her second book, Overtaking Glass, is pending publication. CEO of Blue Vortex Publishers, she co-directs Border Voices Poetry and teaches at San Diego Writers, Ink and in area schools. bordervoices.com, cpits.org, sandiegowriters.org
Jim Moreno — email@example.com
Jim is the coordinator of the San Diego/Tijuana ReEvolutionary Poets Brigade. He’s authored Dancing in Dissent; Poetry For Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007). He is co-editor with Joe Milosch and Mary Kowit of Poems That Speak to Us: Selected Poems of Steve Kowit (Garden Oak Press, 2021). He hosts Second Sunday Jihmye Poetry-Open Mic at the Spacebar in La Mesa, CA. jimpoet.com
Ron Salisbury — firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron, the inaugural Poet Laureate of San Diego for 2020-2021, has taught poetry for 40 years. He has an MFA in Poetry from SDSU and his book, Miss Desert Inn, won the 2015 Main Street Rag Poetry Prize. Widely published in journals, Ron teaches the Certificate in Poetry at the San Diego Writers Ink.
Robt O’Sullivan Schleith — email@example.com
Robt has served as a regional editor for the San Diego Poetry Annual since 2008. He hosted The San Diego Poetry Slam and concurrently published the Drift Wood Highway poetry anthologies from 1998-2002; hosts Escondido’s Poets INC (Inland North County) since 2007; currently serves on the board of directors for Escondido Arts Partnership; and has been publisher of EAP’s Summation Anthology of Poetry & Art since 2017.
Jon Wesick — firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon has published hundreds of poems and stories in journals such as the Atlanta Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Pearl, Space and Time, and Tales of the Talisman. He is the author of the poetry collections Words of Power, Dances of Freedom and A Foreigner Wherever I Go, as well as several novels and short story collections. His most recent novel is The Prague Deception. jonwesick.com
Ying Wu — email@example.com
Ying is an editor of Writers Resist and the Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual, and hosts the Second Saturday Poetry Café in San Diego. Examples of her work can be found online at Poetry & Art San Diego, Serving House Journal, Blue Heron Review, and Writer’s Resist, as well as at the San Diego Airport. She leads research on insight, problem solving, and aesthetic experience as a project scientist at UC San Diego.
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Olga García — firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga is a poet, translator, physicist and mathematician, and a Tijuana-San Diego cultural promoter who writes in English and Spanish. She is the editor of Anuario de Poesía de San Diego, the San Diego Poetry Annual bilingual edition, and a member of San Diego Haiku Study Group. Her latest poetry books ÍÍÉ, Dark Matter, and Emily were published in Mexico and Visitaciones in Chile. These collections were signed under the name Olga Gutiérrez Galindo (enriKetta luissi).
Para las pautas de entrega en la convocatoria bilingüe, por favor póngase en contacto con la editora arriba mencionada.