Reminders: Thursday night, March 29: Literary Lectures @ SPC; Friday night at Stories on Stage


MARCH 29 — Kenneth Rexroth: The World Outside the Window, presented by James DenBoer

$20 – starts at 7:30 pm @ Sacramento Poetry Center, on R at 25th Street

James DenBoer  is publisher of Swan Scythe Press. Long appreciated by local readers of poetry, James DenBoer’s work has appeared in a great variety of publications in multiple media. DenBoer has authored eight books of poetry spanning almost 40 years, has appeared in another seven anthologies of poetry and literature, and has won awards and grants from the National Council on the Arts, the Author’s League of America, the Carnegie Fund for Authors and the National Endowment for the Arts. Great and recognizable poets have celebrated the poetry of James DenBoer. National Book Award winner William Stafford said that DenBoer’s “readers are immediately enriched by the various dimensions that an original and assured mind can give to the texture of real life in our time.” Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate William Meredith wrote that DenBoer’s poetry “reveals a growth in humor, in tough-mindedness, and in affection for the natural world.” And David Wagoner, former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, has said “”The voice of James DenBoer . . . seems lucid, flexible, refreshing, and important.” DenBoer’s most recent book, Stonework: Selected Poems, was published by Sandra McPherson’s Swan Scythe Press, in the city of Davis.

Next Thursday is the final spring series lecture, featuring:

Surrealism and its Academic Discontents, presented by Tim Kahl

Tim Kahl is the author of the poetry collection, Possessing Yourself (Word Tech Press, 2009), and his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Letters and Commentary, Berkeley Poetry Review, and numerous other journals. He has also translated, among others, the work of German poet Rolf Haufs, Brazilian poets Ledo Ivo and Marly de Oliveira, and the poems of Jose Saramago, the Portuguese language’s only Nobel Laureate. He currently serves the poetry community as the editor for Bald Trickster Press and as the Vice President of The Sacramento Poetry Center. He teaches at Sacramento City College.

Stay tuned for a fantastic FALL 2012 SERIES!


STORIES ON STAGE continues its third season with Rob Davidson & Max Boyd. This month we have two debut performers, p joshua laskey & Cameron Johnson

Friday, March 30th
7:30 PM

Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St
Doors open at 7PM

Rob Davidson is the author of the story collections The Farther Shore and Field Observations. His fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in Zyzzyva, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, The Normal School, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. He’s won the Camber Press Fiction Award, judged by Ron Carlson, and an AWP Intro Journals Project Award. Rob teaches creative writing and American literature at California State University, Chico.

Max Boyd graduated with a fine arts degree from Grand Valley State in Michigan. He currently lives and works in downtown Sacramento as a graphic designer by day and as a writer, producing short stories and longer works of fiction by night. Along with a monthly writing group, he continues to attend workshops, and has had work published by the Sacramento News & Review.

p joshua laskey is a globetrotting theater artist with roots in the Sacramento area. He and his wife Jessica founded Theater Galatea and successfully produced its critically acclaimed production of his play Put Out: An Adulterated Farce—marking the thirteenth time laskey has premiered one of his original works in Sacramento and his latest return to the stage as an actor. This is joshua’s SoS debut.

Cameron Johnson is an actor born and raised in Sacramento California. He studied acting in San Francisco and Los Angeles, which has led to several film and television commercials. Most recently Cameron was on stage as Leonard Vole in “Witness for the Prosecution” and as Dr. Tom Mauro in “Dinners with Augie.” Cameron’s next stage project will be as a Prosecutor/Juror in “Shadow Hour” at Studio Theatre in Sacramento opening in April. This is Cameron’s SoS debut.

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