• MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN
    MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN
  • 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
  • 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.

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Jen Vernon and Marie Reynolds || Monday, November 6, 7:30 pm || SPC 1719 25th St || Free Event

November 1, 2017
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Torsa Ghosal Reading || Monday, October 30, 7:30 pm || SPC 1719 25th St

October 26, 2017

Excerpt from Open Couplets (Yoda Press, India, 2017)           Ira, in the ruins of one world, another finds its spark. That is the two-century old bond tethering Delhi to Lucknow. Journeying from Delhi to Lucknow today is like walking between two parallel mirrors. My language and my story are trapped in this route, eternally recurring […]

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Kate Asche’s 2016-17 Monthly Workshop Reading || Monday, October 23, 7:30 pm || SPC 1719 25th St

October 20, 2017

The Art of the Collection: Readings by the Poets of Kate Asche’s 2016-17 Monthly Workshop Monday, October 23 ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ Sacramento Poetry Center Over a period of eight months in 2016-17, Kate Asche led a group of women poets on a transformational journey into the art of poetry collection-making. These poets (including Kate) […]

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Third Thursdays in the Sacramento Room  [October]

October 16, 2017

Third Thursdays in the Sacramento Room Thursday, October 19 at the Central Library  828 I Street, 12 Noon Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins host Mr. Macklin draws the shade  And lights the candle in Jack’s skull.  Then all the inside dark is made  As spooky and as horrorful  As Halloween.. –David McCord  October is when you […]

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Andrew J. Thomas and Friends book release for Strangeland

October 16, 2017

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7 PM SACRAMENTO POETRY CENTER ~~~ ANDREW J. THOMAS and friends ~~~ LONG AWAITED BOOK RELEASE ~~~ book sale and open-mic follows Andrew J, Thomas: Andrew J. Thomas went about this all the wrong way. He’s never won any contests or been published in any esteemed lit mags. But he did […]

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Mike Owens’ The Way Back – book release celebration || Monday, October 16, Reception 6:30 pm, Reading 7:30 pm || SPC, 1719 25th St

October 12, 2017
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Lisa Abraham’s Book Launch and Catherine French || Monday, Oct. 9, 7:30 || SPC, 1719 25th St

October 5, 2017

Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s work has been published in journals such as Southern Review, North American Review and Poetry East. Her collection Mata Hari Blows a Kiss won the 2016 Swan Scythe Chapbook Contest, and some of her poems will appear in the forthcoming Sacramento Voices anthology. Originally from the Bay Area, she has lived for many years […]

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