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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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

An Evening with Billy Childish | Sunday, April 23rd | 8pm |

Legendary DIY artist Billy Childish makes his first-ever Sacramento appearance! Best known as the 'godfather of garage rock', Childish defined the sound and attitude of the lo-fi movement with his bands the Milkshakes, thee Mighty Caesars and thee Headcoats. In addition to releasing over one hundred albums of music, Childish is also a prolific painter, printmaker, author and poet.

The subject of the recent documentary, Billy Childish is Dead, Childish has been a strong influence on artists as diverse as Kurt Cobain, the Mummies, the White Stripes and YoungBritshArtist Tracey Emin. A truly eccentric and original artist, Childish has never lost the defiant punk spirit that has marked his work for thirty years.

Billy Childish will perform two hours of his poetry and blues at Old Ironsides (10th & S, Sacramento) on April 23. Doors open at7pm, show starts at 8pm. $7. Advanced tickets available at The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento (No fee.)

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