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V.23 No.39 |

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Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability

Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
AZ/NM poster art by Jeremy “Eyerock” Arviso (detail)

Culture Shock

Crossing the line

Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
"Great art is horseshit. Buy tacos."
Hosho McCreesh

A Drinkable Feast

Down and Out Drinks and Dinner

A late birthday toast to Charles Bukowski

Hosho McCreesh celebrates the “poet of skid row’s” birthday in the way he knows best: with local beer and food.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
“Morning Cup”
all paintings by Eric G. Thompson


“The Painter’s Vision Is Not a Lens”

New work by Eric G. Thompson comes alive

Photorealistic paintings are not a crime. These new works by Eric G. Thompson shimmer with captured energy.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014


The Literary Beat

The wordy side of Burque

You want to indulge your literary side? You want beer? Burque’s got plenty of opportunities for both.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
“Hamsa” by Jacqueline Dodd, featured on the cover of Warren’s humanKind

Art Scenester

Come Together Right Now

From synchronicities to the spoken word, a night of human-kindness promises spiritual dynamism.

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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
More fun indeed
Billy McCall

Culture Shock

The nekkid eye

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Royal Chicano Air Force silkscreened poster from 1976
Ricardo Favela

Collective memory

Albuquerque artsworld wonders get their due in Culture Shock, from a poetic convergence to that pony you’ve always wanted.
V.23 No.21 |


The Daily Word in Maya Angelou, Mr. G. the goat and why you're probably going to get dementia

The Daily Word

Good afternoon, it's Wednesday, May 28

and Western Albuquerque Land Holdings have proposed a 13,700 acre development on ABQ's Westside,

Santa Fe police would like to talk to a man who broke into a home and watched two women having sex before the women noticed and pushed him out the door,

and Bernalillo County residents are facing long 911 response times while dispatchers try to figure out whether the caller is in State, County or City territory.


everyone's favorite poet Maya Angelou died,

a goat named Mr. G. became best friends with a burro named Jellybean,

and a new study suggests that being cynical can make you more susceptible to dementia.

V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014

Book Review

Sing the Bruised Heart

Guernica, revisited

With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
Jessica Helen Lopez at Bookworks in April 2014
Swimming with Elephants Publications

Poetry News

Albuquerque’s New Poet Laureate is Radical

Burque’s got a new Poet Laureate and she’s not afraid to drop an F bomb.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014

Flash in the Pan

The Rhythm of the Garden

A new book explores the poetry of growing things

A new book of poetry explores the literary side of farming.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014

Book Review

Being Poetry, Serving Albuquerque

Time Served

Carlos Contreras’ first book of poems, Time Served, brings you the verbal pyrotechnics and heartfelt emotion that many of us have watched being born in this young man’s work. Reading it is a cause for celebration.
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V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
Ocelot, Leopardus pardalis
Compfight cc via Spencer Wright


Wherein the readers compose ABQ zoo poetry and respond to Paul Gessing’s thoughts on minimum wage, and Weekly Alibi issues a correction for NM Street Press’ “Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction.”

V.23 No.2 | 1/9/2014


Shift Your Paradigm

Jimmy Santiago Baca to appear at Bookworks

Jimmy Santiago Baca is one of New Mexico's treasures—the living, breathing kind. Born in Santa Fe, he spent five years in prison back in the '70s on drug charges. Since then, with words as words sharp and clear as a knife, he's become an award-winning poet and a powerful voice for social justice.
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