• 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.
  • 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


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Danny Romero ||| Monday, May 23 at 7:30 PM ||| SPC at 1719 25th Street

May 20, 2016

Get there before the reading to sign up for Open Mic! Danny Romero earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he taught writing for many years. He currently teaches at Sacramento City College. Romero’s poems and short stories have been published in a […]

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Traci Gourdine ||| Monday, May 16 at 7:30 PM ||| SPC at 1719 25th St

May 10, 2016

                                   Sacramento Poetry Center Traci Gourdine’s poetry and stories have been published in numerous literary magazines, and she has been anthologized within Shepard and Thomas’ Sudden Fiction Continued(Norton Publishing). Traci and Quincy Troupe were paired in a year long exchange of letters for the anthology Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books). She is co-editor […]

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Marcene Gandolfo and Shawn Pittard

May 7, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Emmanuel Sigauke Marcene Gandolfo’s debut book, Angles of Departure (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014), won Foreword Reviews’ Silver Book Award in Poetry. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals, including Poet Lore, Bellingham Review, Bayou, DMQ Review, and Paterson Literary Review. She has taught writing and literature at several northern […]

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William Land Elementary School Poetry Reading, May, 14, 2 p.m.

May 5, 2016

Join students from Mr. Pickering’s and Ms. Andorf’s sixth grade classes for a reading of their original poetry at the Sacramento Poetry Center! 2 p.m. May 14th. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Jennifer O’Neill Pickering    

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2016 SPC Writers Conference

April 27, 2016

At 3:00 there will be a brief reading (roughly 12-15 minutes each) for all of the conference presenters which will last until roughly 4:30 Salgado Maranhão has two books published in this country: Blood of the Sun (Milkweed Editions, 2012) andTiger Fur (White Pine Press, 2015). He has an unusual life history, rising from rural impoverishment and illiteracy (to […]

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Stan Zumbiel, Troy Myers, and Albert Garcia

April 22, 2016

Stan Zumbiel, Troy Myers, and Albert Garcia   Monday, April 25 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Stan Zumbiel taught English in middle and high school for thirty-five years and has had a hand in raising four children. He sat on the board of the Sacramento Poetry Center for twenty-five years. […]

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Ian Kappos and Josh Fernandez

April 16, 2016

Josh Fernandez‘s full-length collection of poems Spare Parts and Dismemberment was published by R.L. Crow in 2011. He has written about the arts for Spin Magazine, The Sacramento News & Review, Sacramento Magazine, The Hartford Advocate, Submerge and The Sacramento Bee. He is also a frequent contributor to the punk satire website The Hard Times. His poems, creative nonfiction and short stories […]

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