V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 23 2016 1:00 PM ]
Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 16 2016 11:30 AM ]
Clever poetry swimming in your glass.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
A Haiku for Cold Weather
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 9 2016 11:00 AM ]
When it's cold AF outside...
V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015
courtesy of the artist
Sunday, Jan 3: Chatter Sunday: Classical Guitar
By August March [ Fri Jan 1 2016 11:00 AM ]
Hear "Fantasies VIII, IX, X," "Poema della Luce," "Koan" and poetry by Reed Bobroff. Arrive early for espresso and goodies.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
photo taken by Desirre Lee at Lavish Hair Lounge
Year in Review
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 31 2015 1:55 PM ]
As 2015 comes to a close and my birthday approaches, I find myself reminiscing over the last year; so let’s take this trip together! It will be uncomfortable and amusing for all.
January: Depressed. Mildly suicidal. Dropped out of school for the third time.
February: Depressed. Cold. Not suicidal anymore. Auditioning for a lot of films.
March: Not as depressed. Sometimes cold. Dress rehearsals for the summer film.
April: Healthy depressed. Realized the director was as mature as a 16-year-old. Quit the film. Seeing a lot of bands play.
May: Dissociative. Drunk. Childhood friend got married. Don’t really remember anything after that.
June: Dissociative. Warped Tour. All my close friends officially done with college.
July: Not as dissociative. Drunk. Made a lot of music. Hot. Got my hair cut the shortest it’s ever been.
August: Drunk. High. Sad about my friends leaving the state again.
September: Got a job at the Alibi. Busy all the time. Livin’ the dream.
October: Crewing at Balloon Fiesta. Figuring out my new job. Drunk.
November: Cold. Frustrated with dating. Writing. Going to comedy shows most weekdays.
December: Cold as fuck. Going to comedy shows. Happy. Writing.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
Thursday, Dec 17: Resolana Luz: Light from Darkness
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue Dec 15 2015 4:45 PM ]
A program of poetry and music presented in response to the many recent troubles, losses and violence around the world.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
Wikimedia commons, photographer unknown
Baroque? You Can Afford This!
Chatter Sunday: Baroque Gems + Contemporary Works
By August March [ Fri Nov 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Hear works from Biber, Messiaen and Burhans as well as poetry by Liza Wolff-Francis. Arrive early for espresso and goodies.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
courtesy of the artist
Eeeeee, She's All Poetic
Sunday, Nov 8: Life of a Burquena
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Fri Nov 6 2015 7:00 AM ]
A poetry reading and discussion by Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez.
Ryan Dickey via flickr
Maximum Bacon Achieved
Saturday, Nov 7: 3rd Annual Southwest Bacon Fest
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Nov 5 2015 12:00 PM ]
Celebrate bacon, beer and blues as 50 restaurants, food trucks and chefs serve up their most creative bacon dishes.
Ode to the Soldiers
Saturday, Nov 7: Armistice Day Memorial Reading of Wilfred Owen's Poems
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Nov 5 2015 8:00 AM ]
At the first Armistice, Wilfred Owen, war poet, was freshly dead. Honor his address with "the eternal reciprocity of tears."
V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
Big Lucks Books
A Bouquet of Words
By Renee Chavez [ Thu Aug 27 2015 12:00 PM ]
Celebrate the launch of Carrie Murphy's new book of poems. Readers include Carrie Murphy, Mark Lopez, Jennifer Simpson and Nora Hickey.
V.24 No.26 | 06/25/2015
You should flow!
Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend
By August March [ Fri Jun 26 2015 2:41 PM ]
Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!
It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.
Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.
But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.
Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.
The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.
Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.
You ought to check it out, yo.
V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
The Emerging Voice of The Verging Cities
An interview with poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico
By M. Brianna Stallings
The Verging Cities is a five year long love letter to the border.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show
The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken
By Alison Oatman
Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
A War of the Words Hits Home
Women of the World bout it out in Burque
By Mark Fischer
Two years of planning have brought an international battle of words—and a whole lot of fun—to the Duke City.
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