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.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
Linked in Love
Breaking borders at Celebrate Solidarity!
By Mark Lopez
Immigrants navigate remarkable risks and struggles. Hear their stories and celebrate their triumphs at Celebrate Solidarity!
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
More Human Than Not
Review by Mark Lopez
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
Rio Rancho, We Have a Problem
By Mike Smith
Now that RRPS teacher Katrina Guarascio has resigned, students are finally freed from the destructive power of peer review. Or something.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
By Lisa Barrow
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
From the Land of Enchantment
By Lisa Barrow
From poetry to history, these books are perfect for the lit-nerd in your life.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
By Ian Wolff
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.
V.23 No.39 |
arts & lit
Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability
By August March [ Sat Sep 27 2014 3:09 PM ]
Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Crossing the line
Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
A Drinkable Feast
Down and Out Drinks and Dinner
A late birthday toast to Charles Bukowski
By Hosho McCreesh
Hosho McCreesh celebrates the “poet of skid row’s” birthday in the way he knows best: with local beer and food.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
all paintings by Eric G. Thompson
“The Painter’s Vision Is Not a Lens”
New work by Eric G. Thompson comes alive
By Alison Oatman [ Wed Aug 20 2014 4:32 PM ]
Photorealistic paintings are not a crime. These new works by Eric G. Thompson shimmer with captured energy.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
The Literary Beat
The wordy side of Burque
By Nora Hickey
You want to indulge your literary side? You want beer? Burque’s got plenty of opportunities for both.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival • rock, bluegrass, folk at Low Spirits
High Desert Pipes & Drums Student Recital & Performance at Vista Grande Community Center
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