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


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

UC Talks podcast host spoke with Poet Laureate Ron Salisbury in February. Take a listen on UCCA’s SoundCloud channel. More information at


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