By Amy Dalness
This and That
Bryan Konefsky has made quirky little films on subjects from radioactivity to dying produce. His latest video installation, Let Me Say This About That, opening at the Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh Street NW) on Friday, April 4, turns the lens on some of Konefsky's favorite local poets and authors in an homage to National Poetry Month. Konefsky's video installation highlights Maisha Baton, Hakim Bellamy, Gus Blaisdell, Lisa Gill, JoEllen Habas, Richard Oyama, Greta Pullen and Mitch Rayes, and includes a poetry reading series. The wordsmiths who inspired Konefsky will read selected pieces on Friday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. with projection-art by Basement Films. The exhibit will be on display in the Harwood's main gallery until April 24.
Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
Review by John Freeman
Human beings make such a mess of getting on in peacetime—you'd think all bets would be off during palace coups. But what if an overthrown government didn’t lead to mayhem? What if it only shined a bold, bright light on the secrets and lies that came before—not those of its officers, but of its citizens?
Weather for Words
The College National Poetry Slam comes to town
By Simon McCormack
Last year, Damien Flores and the rest of UNM's slam poetry team had to brave freezing temperatures and perpetual snowfall at the 2007 College National Poetry Slam in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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