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Alexis Levitin

Alexis Levitin at Sacramento Poetry Center

Alexis Levitin and Salgado Maranhão will be reading from 'Blood of the Sun.' Tickets can be purchased from Sacramento Poetry Center....

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Sally Keith

Poetrio with Sally Keith

Sally Keith will be reading her work as one of three featured poets in Malaprop's ongoing Poetrio series....

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Beth Dooley

The Urban Farmer’s Almanac

The Urban Farmer’s Almanac, in its first trial run, is a live-performance written-for-radio variety show about raising food and living close to the ground in the city. Dan Chouinard is host, with a crop of guests bringing stories and first-hand how...

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Chris Santiago wins 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

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Milkweed at #AWP16

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Young Readers Rise Up: A Letter from the Publisher's Desk

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