poetry


V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Mercedez Holtry via Facebook

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Show 'Em Who's Boss

Thursday, Feb 25: Burque Women of the World Fundraiser

Albuquerque poets Mercedez Holtry and Eva Crispin present poetry by donation to help pay for their trip to Brooklyn for the Women of the World Poetry Slam next month.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
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Literature

Poetic Saturdays

Horrible Valen-times rhyme

Bad poetry for your valentine.
V.25 No.3 | 01/21/2016

Literature

Former TWA Employee Talks Poetry

A signing event for "Dirt Roads: Poetry and Memoirs"

[ Wed Jan 27 2016 3:12 PM ]

Barbara Jean Ruther, former corporate speaker for Trans World Airlines (TWA), will be at Page One Books 3pm Sunday, February 21, to talk about and sign her new book of poetry, Dirt Roads: Poetry and Memoirs.

The book touches on life, love and memories.

Ruther was a corporate speaker and writer for Trans World Airlines. She wrote destination travel programs, and gave presentations and seminars to travel groups. She is a poet and has been published in small press publications. She also has written a novel, Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket. Barbara was born in New Mexico, has lived in New York and Chicago, and is now back home, living in Santa Fe.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Ruther event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

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"Saving Snowflakes" book

Poem in Santa Fe New Mexican

V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
Xandert/ Morguefile

Literature

Poetic Saturdays

Emo Haiku

Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

Barstool Haiku

Clever poetry swimming in your glass.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
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A Haiku for Cold Weather

When it's cold AF outside...

V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015
courtesy of the artist

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Guitar Fantasy

Sunday, Jan 3: Chatter Sunday: Classical Guitar

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

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
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Night Lights

Thursday, Dec 17: Resolana Luz: Light from Darkness

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

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Baroque? You Can Afford This!

Chatter Sunday: Baroque Gems + Contemporary Works

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

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Eeeeee, She's All Poetic

Sunday, Nov 8: Life of a Burquena

A poetry reading and discussion by Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez.
Ryan Dickey via flickr

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Maximum Bacon Achieved

Saturday, Nov 7: 3rd Annual Southwest Bacon Fest

Celebrate bacon, beer and blues as 50 restaurants, food trucks and chefs serve up their most creative bacon dishes.

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Ode to the Soldiers

Saturday, Nov 7: Armistice Day Memorial Reading of Wilfred Owen's Poems

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

Alibi Picks

A Bouquet of Words

Fat Daisies

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
Diane Di Prima
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arts

You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

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.