The Mission Poetry Series: Three Poets in Spring

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SBPL and The Mission Poetry Series invite the community to an online poetry event: Three Poets in Spring, featuring Presidential Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, and award-winning Gunpowder Press authors Amelia Rodriguez and Fred Arroyo. The reading offers complimentary digital broadsides, poets sharing their original work, and the chance to e-meet and chat with our featured authors during a Q&A.

MPS's Spring Reading celebrates three featured poets: Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural poet, Education Ambassador of the Academy of American Poets, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and author of many acclaimed books, and co-winners of the Alta California Chapbook Prize from Gunpowder Press: Amelia Rodriguez, associate editor of San Diego Magazine and author of The First Amelia; and Fred Arroyo, author of books such as Sown in Earth: Essays of Memory and Belonging (University of Arizona) and most recently Alba and Other Songs.

MPS program curator Emma Trelles is the recipient of an Established Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council (2023) and the 9th Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara (2021-2023). She is a Poet Laureate Fellow at the Academy of American Poets (2022-2023), one of 22 poets in the United States appointed for their creative and community work. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, and originally from Miami, she is the author of Tropicalia (U. of Notre Dame Press), winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, and has completed her second book of poems, Courage and the Clock. She is a CantoMundo fellow and is the series editor of the Alta California Chapbook Prize, open to Latinx poets in the U.S. and published in bilingual editions in the spring by Gunpowder Press.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.