• Real Poets
    Real Poets
    Sacramento Poetry Center's Real Poets program pairs trained poet mentors with at-risk youth to write original poems about their lives.
  • Labor of Love Reading
    Labor of Love Reading
    Monday September 4 Labor Day 6-8 PM (note the earlier time)
  • Aug. 1-30 Reception Aug. 12 [5-8 PM]
  • Robert Hass reads at The Crocker Art Museum
    Robert Hass reads at The Crocker Art Museum
    Sacramento Poetry Center was an organizer and sponsor of the Squaw Valley Benefit Reading


David Watts and Tim Kahl || Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm || SPC, 1719 25th St

September 13, 2017

The Delicate Sprigs of Love He is sitting next to her. The firmness of her thigh is pressed against his. There is no light between them. He listens so heavily into the heartbeat of her that he hears the murmuring of aspens on the hillside. He tells her this. How could he sit next to […]

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Richard Robbins, Albert Garcia and Tom Mitchell || Monday, September 11, 7:30 pm || SPC, 1719 25th St

September 6, 2017
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Hot Poetry in the Park featuring CharRon Smith and Marvia Xia || Monday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm || Fremont Park, 16th & Q

August 21, 2017

Marvin Xia was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Fresno, California, Marvin is a first generation ABC (American Born Chinese). An aspiring writer and relative new comer to the Sac poetry slam community, his vivid and detailed works explore issues regarding self-identity, racial discrimination, and many other social issues. Touch the Heart No truer […]

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Josh McKinney’s Class – Long Poem Reading || Friday, August 18 @ 7:00 || SPC 1719 25th St

August 18, 2017


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Cynthia Atkins and Josh Fernandez || Monday, July 31 @ 7:30 || SPC, 1719 25th St

July 26, 2017

Cynthia Atkins is the author of Psyche’s Weathers and InThe Event of Full Disclosure, and the forthcoming chapbook, Still-Life With God (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Apogee Journal, BOMB, Cleaver Magazine, Cultural Weekly, Del Sol Review, Florida Review, Green Mountains Review, Harpur Palate, Hermeneutic Chaos, […]

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