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V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
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Event Horizon

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
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Event Horizon

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

Event Horizon

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.

Event Horizon

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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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.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
The Verging Cities

Arts Feature

The Emerging Voice of The Verging Cities

An interview with poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico

The Verging Cities is a five year long love letter to the border.
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Timelessness Machine
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all works by Julie Suzanne Brokken

Arts Feature

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
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V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Michelle Thornton

Arts Feature

A War of the Words Hits Home

Women of the World bout it out in Burque

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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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015

Arts Feature

Linked in Love

Breaking borders at Celebrate Solidarity!

Immigrants navigate remarkable risks and struggles. Hear their stories and celebrate their triumphs at Celebrate Solidarity!
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V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

Book Review

More Human Than Not

Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers

An ABQ poet’s elegant debut “echoes through bars, beaches and roads.”
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
Notorious corrupter of children, Katrina Guarascio

Art Scenester

Rio Rancho, We Have a Problem

Now that RRPS teacher Katrina Guarascio has resigned, students are finally freed from the destructive power of peer review. Or something.
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V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
“Truth,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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Sage Hagan

Culture Shock

Intergalactic indigenous

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Nina Matthews Photography / CC BY 2.0

Gift Guide

Merry Bookmas!

From the Land of Enchantment

From poetry to history, these books are perfect for the lit-nerd in your life.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Naomi Shihab Nye wanders to town this weekend.
Ha Lam

Poetry News

Free Verse

Renowned “wandering poet” Naomi Shihab Nye comes to Duke City for a free reading and discussion as part of the NM Humanities Council’s annual convocation.
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