About Us

Our Mission
Our mission is to showcase local poets, inform the community of poetry events, and share information on poets and their poetry.


Portia Choi, Director

Portia Choi promotes poetry in Kern County. She has written poetry for 35 years. Portia, with other community poets, has organized National Poetry Month – Kern County in April since 2010. She facilitates the First Friday Poetry Open Mic.

Martin Chang, Co-founder, Webmaster

Martin Chang has several years experience creating websites. He was the Internet Editor and Editor-in-Chief of The Renegade Rip. He also has an A.A. degree in Journalism. He is interested in poetry in all its forms.  In particular, the lyrics and the poetic elements in popular music. His favorite lyricist is Bob Dylan. His favorite music groups are Nirvana, Tegan and Sara, and The Ramones.




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