• February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM
  • Real Poets
    Sacramento Poetry Center's Real Poets program pairs trained poet mentors with at-risk youth to write original poems about their lives.
  • MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN

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WinterGarden

Snow Pedal

Snow pedaled to the ground as we waited
for the river to freeze to hold our weight.

With brown and silver blades we skated
upstream into the wind to the village

over grey pebbles where fish and frogs spawn
starlight wrapped in white iced limbs of a darkened arbor.

The river’s segments belong to us because we love
them, assured that desire and beauty twine.

— Alexa Mergen

previously published in Picayune Literary Review

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Walt Whitman is still in love with me,

And I return his love.

But he loves you too, and your children

And even their children beyond.

He thinks we all are beautiful,

He loves to hear us speak.

He says we have beautiful voices.

A soft poetic speech.

He knows that inside we are artists,

American, and deep.

Physically we are splendid,

Outlined against the water.

We are kind to our lost baby brothers

And consider the harlot our friend.

How he does this is way beyond me,

But I try to believe in him.

I want to make him happy.

Kathryn Hohlwein, July 15th, 2014

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Stuart L. Canton and Richard Lopez

January 23, 2015

  Stuart L. Canton and Richard Lopez Mon. Jan. 26 at 7:30 PM 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Stuart L. Canton is a native of the river city and a student at CSU, Sacramento. He has been published in Poetry Now, WTF!?, and Rattlesnake Review, as well as Metonym and, most recently, The American […]

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Connie Post and Jeremy Cantor

January 19, 2015

  Connie Post and Jeremy Cantor Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM 719 25th Street Host: Cynthia Linville Connie Post has been writing poems and presenting them to the public for over twenty five years. She has published in many magazine throughout the U.S., such as Big Muddy, Karamu, Kentucky Review, Poemeleon, The Pedestal […]

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International Styles and Forms (A Frank Graham Class Retrospective)

January 8, 2015

International Styles and Forms (A Frank Graham Class Retrospective) Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm 1719 25th Street Host: Frank Graham A reading by poets who have studied and written poetry of international forms and styles. A rich diversity of villanelles, pantoums, ghazals, haiku, renga, sonnets and more will be read by the original authors. These […]

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Sable & Quill Reception Reading

January 5, 2015

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Bethanie Humphreys, Tim McHargue, Wendy Williams, Cynthia Linville, Connie Gutowsky, William Laws, and Caitlin Pegar Join them at the Sable & Quill for an evening of spoken word and visual art. The Second Saturday Sable and Quill art exhibit showcases visual art created by writers and a reading of their written work. Keyboardist, […]

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Women’s Wisdom Project

January 2, 2015
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Bill Gainer, Laura Martin, Phillip Larrea, Katy Brown

December 12, 2014

Bill Gainer, Laura Martin, Phillip Larrea, Katy Brown Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 PM 1719 25th Street Host: Cynthia Linville Join us for a Twisted-Holidays-themed-reading followed by an open mic for poems on the theme. Holiday treats will be provided. Cynthia Linville hosts. Free. Katy Brown Katy Brown has written a few poems and taken […]

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Dennis Schmitz and James DenBoer

December 5, 2014

Dennis Schmitz and James DenBoer Monday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Bob Stanley Dennis Schmitz’s reputation as an outstanding poet is international. Over his distinguished career, he has seen hundreds of his poems published in magazines and anthologies. His list of awards and recognitions include the di Castignola Award, […]

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American River Review Reading

November 28, 2014
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Jed Myers and Bob Stanley

November 21, 2014

  Jed Myers and Bob Stanley Monday Nov. 24 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Jed Myers is the author of Watching the Perseids, the 2013 Sacramento Poetry Center Book Manuscript Contest winner and another collection of poems, The Nameless (Finishing Line Press, 2014). He won the 2012 Mary C. […]

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