Headshot of Jim Moreno.
Jim Moreno

Jim is a teaching artist with San Diego Writers, Ink. He also taught poetry at Arts Connection San Diego, where he was voted the Residency Teaching Artist of the Year for 2016-2017. Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Poetic Medicine Institute in Palo Alto, California and a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual’s adult, Native American, and Juvenile Hall chapters. Moreno is the author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry for Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007). He’s co-editor with Mary Kowit and Joseph D. Milosch of Poems that Speak to Us: Selected Poems of Steve Kowit (Garden Oak Press, 2021). As co-editor with Joe Milosch, Jim’s third book, The Activists Poetry Anthology: Selected Poems for Good Trouble (Garden Oak Press, 2022) was published July 18, 2022.


Vietnam Veteran Moreno will be providing a free virtual poetry workshop for California veterans and deported veterans on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of April, April 11th & 25th at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Go to www.jimpoet.com for the Zoom link. The national and international veterans’ community is welcome to attend by funding from the Institute of Poetic Medicine, Palo Alto, California.


Jim is the host of 2nd Sunday Jihmye Poetry Open Mic at the Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro in La Mesa. His podcast on Anchor.FM entitled “Make Good Trouble”, is a society and culture adventure with political and artist interviews, & spoken word. Contact him at jimpoet@hotmail.com, www.jimpoet.com, or www.jimmorenopoetryclasses.com.