I know Levi Romero more as a prof than a poet—I studied New Mexico lit with him at UNM—but I’ve heard him read his distinctive work. His style is highly dialectical, but there’s something else in its essence. Something difficult to distill in description, but something entirely Nuevo Mexicano. Something about this difficult and beautiful land captured my heart, and his work explores that ... something. See what I mean at Chatter on Sunday, Dec. 1, when Romero is featured poet. At The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) starting at 10am, experience Bach's "Suite No 3 in C Major for Unaccompanied Viola," György Kurtág's "Hommage a Robert Schumann" and Robert Schumann's "Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Opus 132" as performed by Keith Hamm (viola), James T. Shields (clarinet) and Conor Hanick (piano). Get there early for gratis espresso. General admission tickets are $15, but students and the 30-and-under crowd pay $9. Children get in for a fiver.