I met Kate Padilla when we were both Word Weavers, a group of Albuquerque women poets who have since disbanded. Kate’s talent is true to W.C. Williams’s dictum “No ideas but in things.” Kate whittles her poems like the work of her oft mentioned blades. Her message isn’t sharp in a hurtful…Continue
What can I say about Mary McGinnis? I’ve been fortunate to sit with her in a writing and dining group, happy to be in her aura of infectious optimism, her joy in the creation of never-before-syntactically-linked phrases. She is a jewel of the desert, an arranger of desert jewels. I am so honored…Continue
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Greetings and Salutations!
I can't believe it has taken me so long to share the work of one of my favorite local poets and educators.…Continue
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Damien Flores is a poet, high school teacher, storyteller, and a proud Albuquerque native. He is full of energy and poetry. He is deeply loyal to his family, his mentors, his heritage, his community, and to the spoken word. He is talented, funny, and outspoken. Photo credit: Adam…Continue
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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…Continue
Amanda Sutton is the Marketing & Events Director for Bookworks in Albuquerque’s North Valley, a freelance editor with West End Press, and a member of the organizing team that brought Women of the World Poetry Slam to…Continue
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Valerie Martínez is a poet, teacher, translator, playwright, librettist, editor and collaborative artist. She is a patient, generous, tenacious, organized, and witty woman living in Albuquerque who commits her time to building community and…Continue
This is one busy weekend! Plan it all out so you can do it all!
Friday, December 5
• Everything old is new again. An ABQ man wants to bring a modern-day drive-in theater to the city, using Kickstarter community funds.
• Catching the bus… and some poems.…Continue
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I stumbled upon two poems by my sister, Professor Sharon Barba (Rising Tides) and was surprised that a comment was made to the mystery of the life and death of Rose at a relatively young age (49). The mystery is more that so few people seemed to have any interest at all. University of El Paso Texas honored her posthumously (Women in History) a couple years after her death and if not for Professor Lois Marchino, that would have never happened.
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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.…Continue
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Ok, so for my first Duke City Fix blog, here's a few of my poems....
People stand on land
not knowing who came before…Continue
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April 21, 2012
Albuquerque's POETS' NIGHT OUT series presents…
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As I plan on doing here more often. Got to hang out with Chantal this weekend (AWESOME!). I also just read Megan's post on Urban Verbs (AWESOME!). I'm a lucky guy who loves mu community and my community actually loves me back. Thanks Fix.
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A poem written by two people is pretty unusual, and here Lopez and Drake tackle one of the most complicated and passionate relationships that ever existed: that of Frida Kahloe and Diego Rivera. What an incredibly rich piece! Perhaps the only thing better than reading it would be watching them perform it...so a video of them doing just that follows. Wow.
Leaves are about to fall. This is a poem you really need to read before they do...because, as he says, "Leaves are the words of trees / whose chosen work is remembering."
Who do poets write for? It is seldom the anonymous public...it is for you, my love.