V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
photo by Clarke Condé
New Mexico’s First State Poet Laureate
A conversation with Levi Romero
Weekly Alibi sat down with Levi Romero to talk about the people of New Mexico, what makes this place endure and the plans he has for his tenure as the state’s first poet laureate.
V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
Photo by Clarke Condé
to cleave: poems
Barbara Rockman Situates Poems in Place
The collection of poems in to cleave: poems by local teacher Barbara Rockman takes on the subject of domestic family life.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Justin Thor Simenson and Hakim Bellamy
Haunting City Portraits
Poet and photographer team up for book and exhibit
We Are Neighbors is a new collection of poems and photos from poet Hakim Bellamy and civil designer/photographer Justin Thor Simenson, both of Albuquerque.
V.28 No.1 | 1/3/2019
Her Beautiful Blood
Mercedez Holtry unites city’s poets
Mercedez Holtry formed a collective of poets called Burque Revolt with one goal: Creating safe spaces for any and all poets, regardless of their identities or ages, to be heard.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
Courtesy of Michelle Otero
Words of Praise
Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate
Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.
V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Courtesy of Chelsea Bunn
Chelsea Bunn unpacks the power of poetry
For many, poetry feels inaccessible. As a teacher, Chelsea Bunn hopes to share that poetry doesn't have to be “abstruse or inaccessible,” but instead a vehicle to find greater understanding of both ourselves and the world around us.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
The Art of Anti-Assimilation
Sister Spit brings QTPOC writing and art to The Tannex
Sister Spit's QTPOC Cruising the West tour artists are people of color, queer, trans, disabled, or fat—people normally not represented by mainstream publishers pandering to white women in the Midwest.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
There's plenty to do this week! BEDtalks, KiMo's Poetry Party and Itzá & Vibrator Nation book signings.
V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
From Couch to Couch, Never Leaving the House
A selection of poems from local A.M. Langston’s new release
Local poet A.M. Langston recently released From Couch to Couch, Never Leaving the House, his first book of poetry.
V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
Sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Weekly Alibi offers up some sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
Healing One Word at a Time
Saturday, Dec 3: Women of the World Poetry Slam Championship
Ten of the best female performance poets in Albuquerque compete to claim the title of Best Woman Slammer in Albuquerque.
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
Words With Meaning
Sunday, Nov 13: Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last
Touring author Justin Boening reads with Albuquerque poet Erin Adair Hodges.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
A Night of Sinn
Friday, Jul 15: Vagrant Variety Presents: Fire and Lions
A variety show featuring the best local talent in comedy, music, drag, magic, poetry, belly dancing and fire performances.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Courtesy of Wyrdteenth's Facebook Event Page
No Fear of a Black Planet at Wyrdteenth
Sunday, Jun 5: Wyrdteenth
Celebrate cultural aesthetics and critical dimensions of Afrofuturism with zines, poetry and performances from Ebony Isis Booth, Marya Errin Jones, Brielle Leilani, Tanesia Hale-Jones.
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.