• 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
  • MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN
    MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN
  • 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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About the Authors

WILLIAM O’DALY is a poet, translator, fiction writer, and editor. His translations include eight
books of the poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda — Still Another Day, The Separate
Rose, Winter Garden, The Sea and the Bells, The Yellow Heart, The Book of Questions, The Hands
of Day, and World’s End (Copper Canyon Press). Chapbooks of his own poems include The Road to
Isla Negra (Folded Word) and The Whale in the Web (Copper Canyon Press). O’Daly was a finalist for
the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry and was profiled on NBC’s The Today Show. A National Endowment
or the Arts Fellow, his poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in journals and
anthologies. With co-author Han-ping Chin, O’Daly recently completed a historical novel, This
Earthly Life, which was awarded as a Finalist in Narrative’s 2009 Fall Story Contest. He has received
national and regional honors for literary editing and instructional design. To learn more, please visit
him at: WilliamODaly.com

JS GRAUSTEIN is the Editor in Chief of Folded Word and calligrapher for its three haiku
collections: Wasp Shadows by Ben Moeller-Gaa, What Was Here by Julie Warther, and A Year
Unfolding by Debbie Strange. She is also the author of How to Write an Exceptional Thesis or
Dissertation (Atlantic Publishing Group). She holds a Master of Science in Biology from Northern
Illinois University, DeKalb where she studied wetland dynamics under the tutelage of the Aquatic
Ecologist Dr. Carl N. von Ende, PhD. She also holds a Literary Publishing Certificate from Emerson
College, Boston. Her photography has appeared on the covers of numerous Folded Word titles, as well
as the publications of many non-profits. She lives and breathes amongst the trees in the picturesque
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Writers On the Air-Featuring Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

March 20, 2017

Title: Writers On the Air-Featuring Jennifer O’Neill Pickering Location: Sacramento Poetry Center 10-1pm Link out: Click here Description: Join featured reader, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering reading prose and selections from, Blooming In Winter hosted by Todd Boyd in a live radio recording and an open MIC at 10a.m.-1p.m. Please RSVP tsbyd@yahoo.com Date: 03/25/2017 upcoming readers include: April 22nd […]

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February 22, 2017

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Black History Month Reading: Angela James & Takeitha Buford ||| Mon, Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

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