What's your favorite place in SLO County? Local poets speak out

From the sweeping sands of the Oceano Dunes to the rolling hills and verdant vineyards of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County offers plenty of places to pause and reflect.

Arts Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and county poet laureate Jeanie Greensfelder recently invited community members to share their original poems about Central Coast landmarks.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, here are some of the poems penned by county residents and selected by Greensfelder.

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Morro Bay resident Teddy Llovet writes about one of his favorite places in his poem, "Los Osos: Valley of the Bears." Teddy Llovet