Projects and Events

Friday, September 21, 2018

Poetry & Art Series 2018

San Diego Art Institute ,
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park

Presents a reading by Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Poetic Matrix Press authors and poets from 100,000 Poets for Change, featuring authors Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Joe Milosch, Jim Moreno, John Peterson, Tomas Gayton, Brandon Cesmat, Jeeni Cricenzo, Michael Turner- Ortega, Lori Walkington, Theresa F., and Rex Butters. Hosted by Michael Klam. DJ Barry Thomas will provide music and sound throughout the show.

This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $6 at the door.

So Many Voices

Friday, September 14, 2018

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Gelato Vero Caffe
3753 India Street ยท San Diego, CA

How to find us

We'll be UPSTAIRS at Gelato Vero Caffe (3753 India Street) at intersection of India and Washington in Mission Hills. Parking is usually available on Washington Street, San Diego Boulevard, or on the surrounding residential streets.

"So Many Voices" is Poetic Matrix Press 20th Anniversary Author's Anthology celebrating two decades of poetic vibrance. With Joe Milosch, Tomas Gayton, Shadab Hashmi, Brandon Cesmat and John Peterson. The editors and other poets featured in the volume will present highlights, followed by an open mic. Bring whatever you are working on. We want to hear your voice.

Reading Events for "So Many Voices"

There are 4 readings coming up for our recently released So Many Voices - Authors' 20th Anniversary Anthology 1997 to 2017 that we would like to welcome you to. Find out when and where right here.

March 18 th - Oakland, CA

3 dates in April - San Diego area, CA

PMP Over the Years

Poetic Matrix Over The Years

Muir Ramble Route

Now is the time to get Peter and Donna Thomas' hiking guide, Muir Ramble Route. This is a detailed guide to John Muir's original walk from San Francisco to Yosemite in 1868. The Thomases have researched and written out this guide along with Muir's writings on this walk drawn from his various accounts. They also add their account as they walked in Muir's footsteps. Get this guide now and plan all or part of the hike, the best time is in mid to late spring when the wild flowers are blooming along the way.

Muir Ramble Route

Muir Ramble Route

by Peter and Donna Thomas
187 pages, retail price $19.50
Maps, Photos, Drawings
ISBN 978-0-9724276-6-8

Nature Journal with John Muir
A companion book:
write your account of your own hike.
Nature Journal with John Muir

A Writing and Sketching Journal
edited by Bonnie Gisel
160 pages, retail price $16.00

Available from Bored Feet Press and from the publisher. Look for them at REI.

He Named Me Malala

by Lyn Lifshin
127 pages, price $17.00
ISBN 978-0-9860600-2-1

A new film about Malala is in theaters, He Named Me Malala, Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Check it out and check out our title.

As most of us know by now Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani young woman who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, was chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 along with Indian child advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Though her injuries were significant, she recovered and has become an even more powerful advocate for the rights of girls and all children to have a good education. Her voice has become even more important worldwide.

In 2014 our press had the great opportunity to publish Lyn Lifshin's beautiful tribute to Malala. In this tribute to Malala Yousafzai, Lyn uses her gift of poetry to take us through Malala's recent life experience, the attempted assassination by the Taliban and Malala's recovery. "This is not journalism, rather it is a work that is best suited for poetry, a deeply personal work where the poet reveals, through compassion and insight, some moments of revelation."

To assist Malala in her efforts on behalf of the girls of the world join the Malala Fund, co-founded by Malala and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, at

Poetic Matrix Press and Lyn Lifshin will donate a portion of the proceeds on the sale of Malala to the Malala Fund.

If poets and lovers of poetry don't write, publish, read, and purchase poetry books then we will have no say in the quality of our contemporary culture and no excuse for the abuses of language, ideas, truth, beauty, and love in our cultural life.