Steve Kowit and Ron Salisbury Poetry Reading
Join us for a special night of poetry with Steve Kowit and Ron Salisbury!
Two of San Diego’s most celebrated poets together for one night of words and wisdom, humor and insight.
Steve Kowit was born in Brooklyn and moved to San Diego over twenty-five years ago, where he teaches at Southwestern College. He earned his BA from Brooklyn College, his MA from San Francisco State College, and his MFA from Warren Wilson College. In addition to authoring several books of his own poetry, he has edited a poetry anthology, The Maverick Poets; written several works on the subject of writing poetry, including the highly praised In the Palm Of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop. He is distinguished by his many awards for poetry, some of which include the National Endowment Fellowship in Poetry, two Pushcart Prizes, the Atlanta Review Poetry Prize, the Ouroboros Book Award, the 2006 Tampa Review Poetry Prize, and most recently the San Diego Theodore Geisel Award. His collection of poems, The Dumbbell Nebula, was a San Francisco Chronicle’s Notable Book of the Year, and his most recent books of poems, Gods of Rapture and The First Noble Truth have attracted rapt attention and praise from reviewers.
Ron Salisbury is a professional public speaker and a veteran of decades of poetry readings. He has studied with many of America’s top writers, has a degree in poetry from Antioch University, and continues to participate in the San Diego spoken word community. His work has been published in various journals and anthologies, including Serving House, San Diego Poetry Annual 2010-2011, and Petaluma Poetry Walk 10 Year Anthology.
Read two of Ron’s poems in Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts.