"Do you have a letter from the county?", the elderly white man working the polls asked me.
Having just returned from a stint back east at a think tank, I responded in the negative, telling him that it might be in my mail, but I hadn't caught up on a month's mail just yet, handing him my driver's license…
My real name is Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. I'm a bioethicist and philosopher, an activist/advocate, a writer, and a mom. I spend enough time at the Sunport that gate crew members recognize me by sight, but given my druthers, I'd rather be biking in the bosque or hiking the Sandias.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Bosque bike trail south of NHCC, B. Ruppe Drugstore; Mediterranean Garden in the Biopark; Las Mananitas, El Modelo, Three Gun Springs Trail; Rio Grande Special Collections Library; sunshine; wonderful people y mi familia
Hi BB, Slamming is getting your voice up and out to an audience, generally in a competition scored somewhat ironically like Olympic sports. slam is the "poor man's X Sport" according the Kenn rodriquez, local slam master/host/poet and nice guy. Slamming happens around town at various venues, oftern preceded by an open mic (no competition) generally each open mic poet gets five minutes at the mike. See ABQslams.org xoxo come back to Dime Stories 3, 6. 9 mins the new choices. Third thurs at The Source
I saw Outchanda mentioned in an earlier post. Did you know that it's now the Eric Griego campaign's HQ? They were across the street (S. 4th St.), but the landlord offered a good deal on this bigger (but funky) building. Hope to see you there.
Hi BB, Well, I haven't been a faithful Duke City blogger, too busy and I lose sites easily--just saw your comments. I am doing a little one day workshop, actually 90 minutes, I think, for Poetry in Place March 26 at the Open Space for the big poetry shindig there. Other than that, not teaching this term, writing on my own--I do attend a salon you would be most welcome to join 2nd and 4th Wed nites 7-9, and Fixed N Free Poetry reading the fourth Thursday every month at The Source in Nob Hill--same as DCDS but 4th Thurs. F&F is a very supportive audience open non-mic reading . Where are you now?