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 February, February 11th & 25th at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.  Go to www.jimpoet.com for the Zoom link. The veterans’ California community is welcome to attend by a grant from Poets & Writers magazine.


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.