Poetry often goes by the wayside when it comes to local arts. Don't get us wrong; there's a thriving and active spoken word scene in San Diego, with weekly readings and open-mics in coffeehouses, restaurants and bars all over the county. more

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David Antin is known as a poet and an art critic, but he calls himself a "poet art critic," which is a more fitting description. In this week's podcast, Antin talks about his recen... more


 Rae Armantrout recently won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems, Versed .  She reads her light-hearted piece, "Scumble."... more


San Diego Film Festival 2009 video produced by El Roberto Productions for Citybeat. more

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