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.

Friday, March 20, 2009

alan satow reads poetry!

alan satow, classic, in his hat, with pipe - where is the bell? satow read his far-out, anything but run-in-the-mill, poetry at luna's this week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Gaggle of Poets - McKinley Park Poets visit SPC

Rebecca Morrison, Andy Anderson, Bill Davis and more entertained last night with their special reading. This group of several former peace corps workers and other concerned Sacramentans have written a body of work that would amaze and delight any audience, let alone the experienced reader/listeners at SPC.

This "Gaggle of McKinley Park Poets" have taken an active role in helping the world out with stays in places as diverse as Kenya, Chile and Kosovo. Their poetry is as diverse and interesting. A packed house at SPC HQ enjoyed the show.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

kathy kieth and richard hansen host a rattlesnake reading at the bookcollector bookstore

Rattlesnake Press presented a new chapbook from Norma Kohout, a littlesnake broadside from Patricia Hickerson and a brand new Rattlesnake Review last night at The Book Collector. Open mic read-around followed. Richard Hansen kept the doors open into the night and Kathy Kieth, Editor/Publisher, Host extraordinaire, led the snakes in another wonderful reading-gathering. Some of the guests and Ms. Kohout appear in these images.

Kathy and Annie
Norma and Friend.
Norma autographs some books.
Poet S. Hershey
Cynthia Linville

images from the bookcollector

Richard Hansen is now upgrading and updating our regular SPC website: http://sacramentopoetrycenter.org -- check out the new and improved site!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

dobby gibson and matt hart at the spc, tim kahl hosted

a wonderful night of poetry with dobby gibson and matt hart, as hosted by professor tim kahl.

in attendance, were: quinton duvall, theresa mccourt, danny romero and more.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Luna's Readings

Mario Ellis Hill hosts on First Thursdays of the month at Luna's Cafe on 16th Street, near O street. He, and some other poets, had lovely voice music and wood flute blended in with their poems and words. We missed him at the African American History Month readings at SPC, but he is still doing a stellar job for the literary community. Find an interview with Mario in the archives of our Poetry Now journal on SPC's website http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org