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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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Monday, May 10, 2010

Dale "Crawdad" Nelson, Maureen Hurley - May 12 at The Book Collector

Join Rattlesnake Press in celebrating the work of Crawdad Nelson and Maureen Hurley this coming Wednesday, May 12, as Richard Hansen hosts at The Book Collector, 1008 24th St., Sacramento, 7:30pm. - - -

Dale "Crawdad" Nelson has been in Sacramento long enough to discover two excellent patches of morels, within walking distance. He also knows where to get lemons, oranges, persimmons and walnuts. His latest collection is Big Drink, from 24th Street Irregular Press, 2009. His poems have appeared in places like the Palo Alto Review, New Hampshire Review, The Bear Deluxe, Sacramento News & Review, and other print and online publications. He works as a writing tutor at Sacramento City College, where he is also a history major, and he believes the study of grammar has profound implications. Read more about Dale at www.myspace.com/crawdadnelson
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Maureen Hurley is a writer, photographer and an artist in the schools who has received many grants from local, state and national arts agencies including seven Artists in Residency grants from the CAC California Arts Council. She also teaches poetry through California Poets in the Schools (CPITS) Maureen's many awards include the Chester H. Jones Poetry Competition. Her work has been nominated for the Golden Bell Award, and the Pushcart Poetry Prize. Read more about Maureen at http://www.myspace.com/maureenhurley2

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