Calling all Poets! Take the San Diego “Poetry Together” Challenge

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The City of San Diego and its Poet Laureate, Ron Salisbury, invite all San Diegans to participate in the Poetry Together Challenge! Ron Salisbury will be sharing a prompt, and the public is invited to respond by submitting a poem or spoken word piece. Select works will be featured along with a poem by Poet Laureate, Ron Salisbury.

According to Salisbury, “Poetry has been used at times of emotional peaks throughout history. We never ask someone to write a short story to read at a friend’s wedding.  And poetry seems to more immediately and effectively reach into us in times of danger and crisis. I’ll send out a prompt or idea for you to use. Now is the time to put your fingers on the keyboard or around a pen and we’ll all help each other through poems. I will select from your poems, a few poems to feature along with my own, and offer you a new prompt. And like this, week by week, poem by poem, we’ll get through this together.”

For more information and this week’s prompt, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/blog/san-diego-poetry-together-challenge

UC Talks podcast host spoke with Poet Laureate Ron Salisbury in February. Take a listen on UCCA’s SoundCloud channel. More information at https://www.universitycitynews.org/2020/02/27/uc-talks-ron-salisbury-san-diegos-and-university-citys-inaugural-poet-laureate/

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