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Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets


This anthology, edited by Sacramento’s former poet laureate Bob Stanley, collects work by 117 local poets—the first such anthology in more than a decade. In this city of trees and poetry, where there’s a reading series for almost every night of the week and nearly as many small presses, broadsides and poetry blogs as there are tattoo parlors, Late Peaches: Poems by Sacramento Poets (SPC Press, $20) opens with an invocation poem by Pulitzer Prize-winner Gary Snyder and offers a taste of local cool. Available at The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street; www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com.