V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Thursday, Jun 2: Taos Poetry Festival
Story slams, workshops and open mics featuring poetsÂ Ocean Vuong, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Nathan Brown, Sabina Jones and Alyia Martinson.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
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Flyer on the Wall
Poets Vs. MCs
Young folks who have a way with words can have their way with the mic on Saturday, April 14, at Warehouse 508 (508 First Street NW). Admission to witness this lyrical competition is $5, or $8 for two, while it’s $10 to get into the battle. Winners earn a $300 cash prize. Festivities commence at 5 p.m. Call 410-2938 for more info. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
How Do We Love Poetry? Let Us Count the Ways.
National Poetry Month, Albuquerque-style
Let’s be honest about this: Poetry scares people. It can be a challenge to understand and refers to French people a lot. School doesn’t help, since most of the time teenagers are forced to read “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and count syllables in Robert Frost’s work. While I now, as a poet, enjoy both of those things (in terribly small, occasional doses), at 16 I would have rather read transcripts of “The Lawrence Welk Show” than study poetry.