Poets from the San Diego Poetry Annual were featured at a Thursday night poetry/jazz club — Stars at the Star. Opened on May 16, 2013 with special guest poet Diane Wakoski at the Star of the Sea Event Center on the water at N. Harbor Blvd. and Ash St., next to the iconic Anthony’s Fish Grotto. The event ended on Sept. 5, 2013.
The poetry hour started at 7 p.m., followed by live music until midnight, featuring house band Franco Z and Z-BOP! with special guest stars drawn from the top musicians in our area. The venue featured no cover charge, a modest minimum once the music started, a special menu created by Anthony’s, a premium bar and stunning views of the bay.
Rae Rose coordinated the schedule of poets and acted as the emcee of the poetry hour. The event was being sponsored by the San Diego Poetry Annual and Garden Oak Press and channeled through local arts non-profit, the San Diego Entertainment and Arts Guild.