February 2011


Melissa Stein and Sharon Campbell Read on Feb 28 at SPC

7:30pm at 1719 25th Street, Free

MELISSA STEIN’s poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Mark Doty, and was published by American Poetry Review in association with Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Harvard Review, North American Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won awards from Spoon River Poetry Review, Literal Latte, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis, and is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.

SHARON CAMPBELL studied the Great Books at St. John’s College and the University of Chicago, where she also practiced the art of translating poetry, mostly from Russian. While she has done lots of academic writing, she repressed the creative urge until she met her Muse in the spring of 2009. Her poem, “Little Boy Blue,” won first prize in the 2010 Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared recently in the Blue Moon Review, Song of the San Joaquin, and the forthcoming issue of The Mom Egg. She writes about motherhood, loss, love, jazz and the high desert.

Feb 21st 7:30 pm at SPC 

A reading by members of the Ignimbrite School of Poetry, formed last year during a conference for writers called “Poetic Spirit: An Exploration of Inner and Outer Landscapes.” Readers include Julia Connor, William O’Daly, Barbara March, Ray March, Beth Tozier, Jeanie French, DeAnna Beachely, Judy Bertlesen, Jesse Graustein, and Sharon Walbridge.

7:30pm on Monday, Feb 21st at 1719 25th Street   

Bob Stanley hosts

Monday Feb 7 at California Stage               2509 R Street   

An evening of improvisation and collaboration featuring the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet and 5 poets: Eve West Bessier, Mario Ellis Hill, Bob Stanley, Anna Sprowl and Mary Zeppa.

This Free event is sponsored by SPC, and the SMAC Poet Laureate Program

The Sacramento Poetry Center welcomes all styles of strong, well-crafted poems for the next Tule Review.

Submission deadline for the next edition is:  August 27, 2011

  • Include no more than three poems, maximum 96 lines per poem.
  • Include the following information at the right-hand, top of each page: your legal name, name used for publication (if applicable), e-mail address, street address, and phone number
  • Poems continuing onto a second page should be indicated as follows: “Title of poem, page 2″
  • Also, indicate if there is or is not a stanza break between the first and second page: (stanza break) or (no stanza break)
  • Include a short, five-line bio on a separate page / in a separate email attachment.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but sometimes consider previously published poems. If previously published, note the name and date of prior publication on the page below your poem.
  • If your poem(s) (is) are accepted, you will be notified via email (or via US mail if you do not have an email address).
  • Submit via email at tulereview@sacramentopoetrycenter.org Include all submitted poems in a single attachment to your email (not within the email itself).  Your attachment should be in MSword format (.doc  or .docx).  Please, no .pdf
  • Submit via USPS at Sacramento Poetry Center | c/o Tule Review | P.O. Box 160406 | Sacramento, CA 95816.   Include an SASE if you wish to be notified via US mail instead of email.