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

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.

Meanwhile,

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Letters

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.”

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Books

Shift Your Paradigm

Jimmy Santiago Baca to appear at Bookworks

I want to tell you:

don't lie! If you're going to read a poem

about a kid getting his head blown off,

don't raw jaw your cotton-tipped tongue

to gain the sugary aplomb and donut favor

of English Department heads, who like you

and never scavenged food from dumpsters, who like you

and never stood in welfare lines, who like you

while gleaning misery topics from The New York Times.

excerpt from “Set This Book on Fire!”

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

His new collection of selected poems, Singing at the Gates, opens with an author's note that delves energetically into his broken youth, how his “work with words, like a blacksmith on his anvil, was slowly breaking the tangible attachments to my criminal and illiterate past and creatingthrough writing and language and reading booksa paradigm shift.” For anyone who's ever had their life changed through art or words, Jimmy Santiago Baca is a poet that speaks your language. See him at Bookworks tomorrow at 3pm.

Jimmy Santiago Baca Reading

Saturday, Jan. 4, 3pm

Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande NW
bkwrks.com, 344-8139
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Book Review

Plastered Poesy

A Deep & Gorgeous Thirst

Burque poet Hosho McCreesh gets sloshed and eloquent in his new collection.

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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Jamie Kilstein

Art Scenester

Busting a Gut and Breaking the Mold

Acclaimed comic Jamie Kilstein benefits poetry, funnily enough

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.
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Book Review

Coming and Going, Endlessly

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.

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V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Gary Snyder and Jack Loeffler
courtesy of Quivira Coalition

Arts Feature

Adaptation and the Environmental Beat

Poet-activist Gary Snyder lands in Albuquerque

At the Inspiring Adaptation conference, Gary Snyder explores land ethics as only a Pulitzer-winning poet could do.
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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Matthew John Conley at Poetry and Beer by Noel Franklin
courtesy of the artist

Scene and Heard

Happy 21st Beerthday, Poetry and Beer!

An Albuquerque institution ages almost gracefully

Time to imbibe: A venerable Albuquerque performance event is finally of legal drinking age.
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V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
Logan “Dirtyverbs” Phillips in action

Art Scenester

An Artist's Church

Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday

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.

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Today's Events

Cine de la Epoca de Oro: La Perla at South Broadway Cultural Center

Screening of the film starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués. Part of the Mexican Classics series.

Coffee & Conversation at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Slaves • experimental, rock • Myka, Relocate • Alive Like Me • Nightmares • Heartist • Youth in Revolt • Painting Promises • post-hardcore at Launchpad

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