In the world of touring performance poets, there is Buddy Wakefield, and there’s everyone else. The three-time world champion spoken word artist is the most toured performance/slam poet in history, and his latest stint of live appearances in support of his newest book, A Choir of Honest Killers (his first book of new work in eight years), will bring him right here to little old Sacramento on Wednesday, Dec. 11. According to his website, the artist is “not concerned with what poetry is or is not” and that he “delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.” For his Sacramento date, Wakefield will be performing at The Sofia: Home of the B Street Theatre (2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento) as part of an event benefiting The Creation District, a nonprofit arts and music program serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. He’ll be joined by local slam poets AndYes, Andru Defeye, Grace Loescher, Jeanette Sem and Tiffany Gold. Tickets are $13 in advance, $17 at the door, and $10 for students. Learn more at or by calling (916) 443-5300. Don’t miss this night of passionate poetry for a great cause at a beautiful local performance venue!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #306 (Dec. 4 – 18, 2019)**