Celebrating over 30 years as an arts organization.


The Center hosts readings, workshops, lectures, and publishes a variety of poetry publications. SPC is located in the R25 Arts Complex located on the corner of R & 25th Streets in midtown Sacramento.



Sacramento Poetry Center memberships support a variety of local poetry programs, publications, readings, and events. Members receive a free subscription to Tule Review and Poetry Now. Please send your check for $30 or more to SPC, 1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA 95816. Fixed incomes are $15.


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Poetry Now is Now Online

Literary Lectures Begins Again, October 4 at SPC

The second edition of SPC's Literary Lectures. Six Thursday nights in autumn at SPC. This series features lecturers: Camille Norton, Chana Bloch, Rebecca Foust, Indigo Moor, Brad Buchanan, Kathryn Hohlwein, and Ann Keniston. Next holiday season you'll delight your friends... with the new knowledge you have gained from this series of lectures.

Suggested donation of $45 for the entire series of six lectures or $10 for any one lecture. Program managers, Lisa Jones and Kate Asche will facilitate lectures. Frank Graham is the event director and organizer. Contact Frank, Kate, or Lisa for more more information. The second edition of SPC's Literary Lectures. Six Thursday nights in autumn at SPC. This series features lecturers: Camille Norton, Chana Bloch, Rebecca Foust, Indigo Moor, Brad Buchanan, Kathryn Hohlwein, and Ann Keniston. Next holiday season you'll delight your friends with the new knowledge you have gained from this series of lectures.

SCHEDULE

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October 4; Ann Keniston

"The New American Poetry of Engagement: Politics and Contemporary Poetry"

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 October 11; Indigo Moor

"Taming the Hydra: Multigenre Writing"

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 October 18; Camille Norton

"Adrienne Rich and the Politics of Lyric Poetry"

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 October 25; Chana Bloch

"Learning from Translation"

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 November 1; Kathryn Hohlwein

"Understanding Homer's Iliad and Odyssey"

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 November 8; Rebecca Foust

"Rehabilitating the Maligned Cliche"
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Reading This Monday at SPC

Monday, October 1, 2012, at 7:30pm
 
Host: Bob Stanley

Jeff Knorr is the author of the three books of poetry, The Third Body (Cherry Grove Collections), Keeper (Mammoth Books), and Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press). His other works include Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction (Prentice Hall); the anthology, A Writer's Country (Prentice Hall); and The River Sings: An Introduction to Poetry (Prentice Hall). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Chelsea, Connecticut Review, The Journal, North American Review, Red Rock Review, Barrow Street, and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa, 2002).

Albert Garcia has published two books of poems, Rainshadow (Copper Beech Press) and Skunk Talk (Bear Star Press) as well as a textbook, Digging In: Literature for Developing Writers (Prentice Hall). His poems have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, North American Review, and others. Before beginning a career in community colleges, Albert earned an MFA from University of Montana. After that he taught composition, literature, and creative writing for 18 years, first at College of the Sequoias and then at Sacramento City College, where he now serves as dean of the Language and Literature Division.

Ann Wehrman recently completed a MA in English (Creative Writing/Poetry) and Second BA in Music (Flute), both at CSU, Sacramento, and she now teaches English at American River College, University of Phoenix, and Ashford University. Ann’s writing has been honored by numerous awards, including five Bazzanella Awards (2002-2006), the Literary Insight Award (2003), and the Jodie Stutz Award for Poetry (2001). Ann served as Poetry Co-Editor of Calaveras Station Literary Journal at CSU, Sacramento (2008-2010). Her writing has appeared in print and online journals including Poetry Now, Sacramento News & Review, Tule Review, The Mountain Astrologer, Medusa's Kitchen, The Ophidian, Rattlesnake Review, Toyon, Cosumnes River Journal, and Calaveras Station Literary Journal. Rattlesnake Press published Ann’s broadside, Notes from the Ivory Tower, in 2007 and her chapbook, Inside (love poems), in 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Evening for Amnesty

Monday, August 29 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA
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A truly international community of writers and activists will entertain you with a poetry reading to benefit Amnesty International. With so much conflict in the world today, there remains a powerful means of expression as well as an encouraging source of peace, in written and spoken word.

Among those speaking are California state labor leader and Cesar Chavez protege, Al Rojas, and Zimbabwean activist poet and professor, Emmanuel Sigauke. Brian Ang will also bring vigor to the SPC stage - he is the author of two new books, Communism (Berkeley Neo-Baroque, 2011) and Paradise Now (Grey Book Press, 2011). He lives in Oakland, California.

Also: world music, refreshments.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

See if Josh Fernandez has a New Tattoo

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - 7-10 p.m. - Spare Parts and Dismemberment

josh fernandez book release party at the SOL Poetry series

Combining Mics and Moods poetry series at Sol Collective.

2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway). Free.

HOT Poetry in the Park

MONDAY, JUNE 20 - 7 p.m.

Hot Poetry in the Park featuring "Hellcat Hymns",

A poetic performance by Kenya Mitchell, Matthew Chenoweth Wright, Christina Davis and Anara Guard.

In Fremont Park, 16th and P Streets, Sacramento.

Please note early start time of 7 p.m. This reading replaces the normal Monday night reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center. http://fremontpark.net/.



Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. This is always a fun event when the weather is good - and it usually is!

Hosted by the lovely and talented Rebecca Moos.