poetry


V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Levi Romero
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

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
to cleave: poems by Barbara Rockman
Photo by Clarke Condé

Art Magnified

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

Art Preview

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.
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V.28 No.1 | 1/3/2019

Local Lit

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
Michelle Otero
Courtesy of Michelle Otero

Arts Interview

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.
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V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Poet Chelsea Bunn hosts reading at South Broadway Library
Courtesy of Chelsea Bunn

Arts Interview

Free Verse

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.
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V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
Virgie Tovar
Sister Spit

Culture Shock

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

Found Objects

Bed Time

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

Poetry News

From Couch to Couch, Never Leaving the House

A selection of poems from local A.M. Langston’s new release

Bombard

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

Valentine Poetry

Amorous Verbiage

Sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Weekly Alibi offers up some sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts.

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V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

Event Horizon

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

Event Horizon

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
Pixabay

Event Horizon

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

Event Horizon

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.

Event Horizon

Words Alive

Thursday, Jun 2: Taos Poetry Festival

Story slams, workshops and open mics featuring poets Ocean Vuong, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Nathan Brown, Sabina Jones and Alyia Martinson.