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Speak Easy Tangents Writing Workshop

Our goal as a workshop series is to create a community of writers and a productive, creative atmosphere. Modern life means we often don't have enough time, finances or inspiration to dedicate ourselves to honing our writing or performance craft in the ways we wish we could.  The Speak Easy Tangent Workshops will create a comfortable safe space to explore the world of poetry. In a casual, encouraging environment, we will explore the writing process, practice prompts to inspire stagnant writers…See More
Jul 20
Adelita replied to Zachary Kluckman's discussion Albuquerque Poet Wins National Poetry Award?
"Cool!  Will vote for you! "
Jun 23
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Albuquerque Poet Wins National Poetry Award?

Well, maybe. With your support :) I have been nominated for 2 National Poetry Awards (kind of the Grammy's for poets). I'm one of only 4 poets from the nation in each of the categories, and the only New Mexico poet in the running, so I am asking you to consider voting for me for Slam Artist of the Year and Slam Organizer of the Year, especially if you've been to any of the events I host. I feel a little self-conscious asking for votes this way, but it would be an honor to represent the Duke…See More
Jun 21
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Naughty Prom at the ArtBar

The (Naughty) Prom You Wish You HadThis June the ArtBar by Catalyst Club, one of Albuquerque’s hippest new ventures, hosts a Naughty Prom that is only for the adults—and you don’t even need a date. Whether your first prom is a treasured memory, or you never went, this unique event on Friday, June 6, offers you the chance to celebrate the sensual side of life with burlesque dancers, poets, 5 of Albuquerque’s most beloved musical acts and more—all the things you wish your prom had (but probably…See More
May 30
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Naughty Prom at the ArtBar at ArtBar by Catalyst Club

June 6, 2014 at 9pm to June 7, 2014 at 12am
Naughty Prom at the ArtBar! Prom for the grown folks?! Why not? Get your fancy duds on and join us for a night of spoken word, live music, and burlesque with some of the state’s most talented artists! Musicians for the night include Bandwidth No Name, Element 37, Ruben Vail, Megan Young and The Bhang, plus the ladies of the Black Widow Cabal and Broken Diamond Burlesque. There’s even a photo booth. This is the prom you WISH you had! ArtBar 119 Gold SW Friday, June 6th 9 pm $5 for Members/$10…See More
May 30
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Globally Acclaimed Spoken Word Icon to Make Unique Appearance in Albuquerque for National Poetry Month

Buddy Wakefield, one of spoken word’s most notorious and accomplished performers will make a rare appearance in Albuquerque to celebrate national poetry month at the Outpost this April as part of his Riled Up and Wasted on Light world tour. A three-time world champion, multi-award winning poet and recording artist on Tori Amos’ Righteous Babe Records, Buddy delivers powerful artistry and an undeniable writing style, alongside some of the city’s own poetic luminaries on April 21st. Albuquerque,…See More
Apr 10
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Globally Acclaimed Spoken Word Icon to Make Unique Appearance in Albuquerque for National Poetry Month

Buddy Wakefield, one of spoken word’s most notorious and accomplished performers will make a rare appearance in Albuquerque to celebrate national poetry month at the Outpost this April as part of his Riled Up and Wasted on Light world tour. A three-time world champion, multi-award winning poet and recording artist on Tori Amos’ Righteous Babe Records, Buddy delivers powerful artistry and an undeniable writing style, alongside some of the city’s own poetic luminaries on April 21st. Albuquerque,…See More
Apr 7
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Speaking of S*x IV: Erotica and More at ArtBar by Catalyst Club

April 11, 2014 from 9pm to 11pm
Speaking of S*x IV ABQ's hottest erotica reading returns! Join us for another unforgettable evening of erotica and verse as we come together in a brand new space to celebrate sex positivity and the sensual through verse and performance! Erotica poetry readings from some of New Mexico’s most talented artists, Sex trivia, Door prizes provided by Self Serve. Lingerie Demos provided by Local iQ Smart List Winner, Pope Joans Poets this year include:Katrina K. Guarascio, Hakim Bellamy, Zachary…See More
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Where I Live:
New Mexico
About Me:
A performance poet since 2006, Zachary Kluckman was a member of the 2012 Albuquerque National Poetry Slam Team, a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, and recipient of the Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize. His work appears in print in numerous global publications from the New York Quarterly and Cutthroat to Contemporary Literature: India and Bottom of the World as well as many contemporary anthologies. His book, “Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection” was a finalist in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards. With spoken word tracks featured on over 500 radio stations worldwide, Kluckman has achieved a rare level of success in the modern music scene. Kluckman has served on the editorial staff of several publications, including the Pedestal Magazine, as well as The Slam National Newsletter, The Journal of Truth and Consequence and Artistica. He has shared the stage with many of the nation’s top performance poets, appearing on notorious stages nation-wide. Kluckman has been recognized for making world history with two unique events, as creator of the world’s only Slam Poet Laureate Program and as an organizer for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change program, the largest poetry reading in history, and a powerful movement for positive change in the world. As an activist, Kluckman is one of the Coordinators for the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, as well as a dedicated youth advocate who has founded numerous programs to better the lives of youth in the community using poetry as a transformative tool. Kluckman lives in New Mexico where he is a single father to three sons and one daughter.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
The Sandias, quick access to Jemez, the amazing poetry scene and literary traditions, and the people
My Website:
http://www.physicalpoet.wix.com/zacharykluckman1
What I'm Reading:
Bob Hicok, Tony Hoagland, Adrian Blevins, Sharon Olds, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jeanann Verlee, Sandra Cisneros, Brendan Constantine and many more.

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Globally Acclaimed Spoken Word Icon to Make Unique Appearance in Albuquerque for National Poetry Month

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Buddy Wakefield, one of spoken word’s most notorious and accomplished performers will make a rare appearance in Albuquerque to celebrate national poetry month at the Outpost this April as part of his Riled Up and Wasted on Light world tour. A three-time world champion, multi-award winning poet and recording artist on Tori Amos’ Righteous Babe Records, Buddy delivers powerful artistry and an undeniable writing style, alongside some of the city’s own poetic luminaries on April 21st.…

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Poetry Saved My Life Anthology - Call for Submissions

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:05am 1 Comment

Whistling Skin anthology seeks submissions





I am very excited to announce an open call for submissions for an anthology of writing that I have been wanting to bring to life for almost a decade now! Tentatively titled Whistling Skin, this collection seeks to explore a subject often overheard but rarely explored in full – Poetry Saved My Life.



I have had the opportunity to speak with many poets who make this…

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Day 1 of the world's only Slam Poet Laureate Program

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 7:29pm 4 Comments

It's almost here. After one year of planning, meetings, fund-raising in a less than prime economy, promotions, meetings, talent scouting, and meetings....the world's first Slam Poet Laureate program is preparing to take off. And what better place than right here in the 505?

After Albuquerque hosted the world's largest national poetry slam in 2005, carrying away the titel in the process, it seems only right that we should again be the torch-bearers and take the next progressive step in… Continue

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