Poetry Series

June 16, 2019



Meeting the third Sunday of the month at 2pm, The Davis Arts Center Poetry Series typically features two readers. Admission is free but donations are always appreciated and all proceeds benefit Davis Arts Center!  The Series is hosted by James Lee Jobe. Audio archives of previous readings can be found here.


Grizzell_adjust and crop_For June, the Series will feature Patrick Grizzell and as part of June being Music Month, Patrick will also perform.  Patrick Grizzell is a poet, songwriter and visual artist.  His books include Dark Music, Chicken Months (about which Robert Bly wrote, “… the poems have a sweet spontaneity and tenderness.”), Minotaure Into Night (with sumi paintings by Jimi Suzuki), 13 Poems, and It’s Like That. Two manuscripts, Writing in Place, and The Vignettes, are in progress.   He was a founding member and previous director of, as well as an editor for, the Sacramento Poetry Center.   He has performed poetry and music with, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Leon Redbone, Gary Snyder, The Iguanas, Jim Ringer and Mary McCaslin, Ed Sanders, Taj Mahal, Shizumi Shigeto, William Stafford, Robert Creeley and Anne Waldman.  John Lee Hooker once described Patrick’s dobro playing as, “Sound[ing] pretty good.”