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Slam of Enchantment Kick Off Party at Witch's Brew

July 25, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are kicking off our new monthly show at Witch's Brew (formerly the Blue Dragon) with an amazing show! The ladies of Paris A GoGo Burlesque will be in the house, along with DJ IllStyle, the 50's best poets and more! Anything goes open mic, a qualifying poetry slam, a surprises galore! Be there!See More
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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
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"The Slam of Enchantment is such a wonderful and welcoming environment for all styles of writers and performers. So glad this group began and is gaining momentum."
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New Mexico Poetry Slam is Expanding Nationally

Albuquerque has long been a city known for it's thriving and diverse poetry community. From being a stopping place along the career path of writers such as Sandra Cisneros to lifelong residents like Jimmy…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
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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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New Mexico Poetry Slam is Expanding Nationally

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Albuquerque has long been a city known for it's thriving and diverse poetry community. From being a stopping place along the career path of writers such as Sandra Cisneros to lifelong residents like…


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.…


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…


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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