Readings from the San Diego Poetry Annual 2015-2016

in Poetry
San Diego Poetry AnnualPreceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

DateTuesday, August 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook

The San Diego Poetry Annual, published by Garden Oak Press, contains the work of poets from throughout the San Diego County region and beyond. The Annual includes two volumes: one bilingual Spanish-English volume, and one of poetry in English.

The new edition includes an eclectic group of poets, including our first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, who was raised in Escondido.


Enjoy a sample poem from the collection:

Home Office

By Tom Somers

My raucous rooster's crow in twilight gray drives away the night's refreshing sleep. Waves rush in and wash my dreams away tops foaming with commands I cannot keep: Trade your soul, your peace, your all for cash! By duty called I struggle to my feet and plod ahead, in hope some day to fill my stash. Dear God! Why does success elude this clod?

Still here and hopeless I'm not quite: away I cast my phone to stop its ring and forth into my garden take my flight, where startled, fishy island heron now takes wing. Work and worry vex me, yet it's funny: my soul is saved by sunshine and the bunny.


The San Diego Poetry Annual is part of the permanent collections of every college and university library in San Diego County, the county and city library systems, and the libraries of independent cities throughout the area.

Copies of both volumes of the 2015-2016 Annual will be available for sale at the reading.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at or 760-522-1064.