V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
Sing the Bruised Heart
Review by Zachary Kluckman
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
Swimming with Elephants Publications
Albuquerque’s New Poet Laureate is Radical
By Zachary Kluckman
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
By Ari LeVaux
A new book of poetry explores the literary side of farming.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Being Poetry, Serving Albuquerque
Review by Don McIver
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.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
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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
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Jan 3 2014 6:08 PM ]
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.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
A Deep & Gorgeous Thirst
Burque poet Hosho McCreesh gets sloshed and eloquent in his new collection.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Busting a Gut and Breaking the Mold
Acclaimed comic Jamie Kilstein benefits poetry, funnily enough
By Shirl Sazynski
Former slam poet and co-host of the politically irreverent podcast “Citizen Radio,” Jamie Kilstein lends his talents to benefit Abq’s Poet Laureate program.
Coming and Going, Endlessly
Review by Kathy Freise
On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World
On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World is about where we belong and where we call home.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
courtesy of Quivira Coalition
Adaptation and the Environmental Beat
Poet-activist Gary Snyder lands in Albuquerque
By Mike Smith
At the Inspiring Adaptation conference, Gary Snyder explores land ethics as only a Pulitzer-winning poet could do.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
courtesy of the artist
Scene and Heard
Happy 21st Beerthday, Poetry and Beer!
An Albuquerque institution ages almost gracefully
By Geoffrey Plant
Time to imbibe: A venerable Albuquerque performance event is finally of legal drinking age.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
An Artist's Church
Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday
By Mark Lopez
Sunday mornings have always been set aside for church, even for the people who organize and coordinate Chatter Sundays, the music-and-arts series that began as the Church of Beethoven.
Found in Translation
Review by Suzanne Buck
Spain's Great Untranslated
Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Torben Bjørn Hansen
Art Theater Preview
Leave the Kids at Home, Pearly Sweetcake
By Lisa Barrow
Did you know how twisted Shel Silverstein, the author of The Giving Tree, really was? A brand new Albuquerque theater would like to show you.
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Douglas Miles (Apache Skateboards)
Let Poetry Be Thy Medicine
Tanaya Winder’s extraordinarily ordinary journey
By Shawna Brown
For many, the word “medicine” conjures images of pills and syrups distributed by doctors cloaked in white. But for poet and editor Tanaya Winder, medicine takes a different form.
Lionhead Bunny Residency: Ipytor Gavyen Machislav at Spirit Abuse
Wine Dinner Benefiting Working Classroom at Club Rio Rancho
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