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Robt O'Sullivan Schleith

..currently hosts the monthly poetry reading with Escondido Arts Partnership at the Municipal Art Gallery ; hosted the Poetsperformance readings in San Diego until 2003; is the (retired) founder of the San Diego Poetry Slam, and editor of the Drift Wood Highway series of poetry anthologies, which ran from 1998 thru 2002; serves as one of five regional editors for the San Diego Poetry Annual.

His poems have appeared in print with Dan River Press, North Woods Press, Northern Virginia Review, City College CityWorks anthologies, the San Diego Poetry Annual and The Philosophical Library's 'Paths'; on-line his poems have appeared at Poetry SuperHighway, the Map of Austin Poetry, muse apprentice guild, and Sun Runner Magazine.

Robt publishes under his mother's name O'Sullivan, as well as his stepfather's name Schleith, to honor both of them with his poems.

Catherine O'Sullivan Schleith


Four Collections, in progress

T.S.o.t.G., t.R.o.t.C.

Big Dreamy

A Span of Time, a Bridge

Plate Lunch Poetry


~Vita~
1990-1995
Publishes twenty poems with Dan River Press.

1996
April - "unearthing" wins 2nd place in SD Bay Books citywide contest.

1997
May - "the Tahquitz trail" wins 3rd place in Northwoods Journal national contest.
June - takes over from Lizzie Wann as host of Java Joe’s bi-monthly open poetry reading.

1998
May - "Waters-edge" wins 1st place in SD City College annual anthology CityWorks
Sept - placed fourth in SD Street Scene citywide poetry slam representing Java Joe’s.
Oct - "Poem for Leo" wins third place in Poetry Superhighway national online contest.
      Publishes article on Street Scene in SD Espresso News entitled Slam Diego!
Nov - editor and publisher of Joe’s Journal, Best of the Beach anthology; 150 copies first run.

1999
Apr - contestant in first SD radio slam, KPBS- San Diego State University.
May - begins “Last Sunday” monthly poetry slam in order to send a team to 2000 Slam Regionals at Big Sur.
Oct - official sponsor of 1999 Poetry Superhighway annual national contest.
Nov - editor and publisher of Drift Wood Highway 1999, second in series of the annual poetry anthology: 200 copies first run.

2000
Jan - local Fox affiliate Channel 6 News covers the “Last Sunday” Slam.
Mar - “Last Sunday” Slam is certified by Poetry Slam Inc. as a national slam venue.
April - Chosen for role as commentator for on-air KPBS radio slam.
June - places fourth in qualifying slam held to choose team to represent the city in our first-ever Slam Regionals.
July - San Diego team places fifth (out of eleven) at Big Sur Slam Regionals.
Oct - official sponsor of 2000 Poetry Superhighway annual national contest.
Dec - Drift Wood Highway 2001, third in series of the annual poetry anthology: 200 copies first run.

2001
San Diego Poetry Slam goes bi-weekly and sends a team to National Poetry Slam in Seattle;
Dec - Drift Wood Highway 2002, fourth in series of the annual poetry anthology: 300 copies first run.

2002
July - San Diego team places 2nd (out of twelve) at Big Sur Slam Regionals.
Aug - San Diego Poetry Slam sends a team to National Poetry Slam in Minneapolis

2003
Mar - retires from hosting San Diego Poetry Slam;

2007
Sept - new host of First Sunday poetry series, at Escondido Municipal Gallery.

2008
Nov - selected as one of four Regional Editors for the 2008 San Diego Poetry Annual.

2009
May - selected as one of five Regional Editors for the 2009 San Diego Poetry Annual.

2010 Jan - cohost with Jem Geran of The Payday Slam at City Heights Performance Annex.



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