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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Visit Rich Boucher at richboucher.bandcamp.com for audio pieces that are combinations of his homemade soundscapes and poetry. "Some of it is not safe for work OR for play. And that is fine. As a matter of fact, everything, without exception, that is 'not safe…Continue
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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Recently I've been exploring what it means for me to be a writer with mental illness (depression and mild OCD). There's a great opportunity coming up to learn from writers with disabilities: (L)INK: The Write Disability, organized by the Local Poets Guild. (L)ink offers a series of readings and workshops Thursday, May 10-Saturday, May 12, at multiple venues in downtown Albuquerque and the UNM…Continue
April 21, 2012
Albuquerque's POETS' NIGHT OUT series presents…
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News media make much of the division between traditional print publishing and digital book formats, generally positing the distinction as an either/or choice meaning the extinction of one or the insignificance of the other. But introducing any book, print or digital, is typically a multimedia project--or it should be.
My forthcoming book of poetry began as text alone. I don't think my publisher does e-book editions, and the…Continue
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Actually, I always loved lists, but there's something faintly sinister about arranging people on a spreadsheet, isn't there? Right now, I'm up to four lists related to publicizing "god-chaser," my forthcoming poetry book: mailing and email addresses, editors and writers to send review copies to, others to give complimentary copies and potential venues for readings.
I use lists all the time to counter my tendency to forget everything and my other tendency to have the same ideas again…Continue
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After a few months playing hermit, I came out of hiding a few weeks ago to find a fantastically active poetry scene. My favorite reading, East of Edith, is on hiatus, but I've still managed to get to at least one poetry reading a week since I came out of hibernation: Poetry & Beer,…Continue
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.
Poets try to never forget anything. Ever. But with love, well with love even the act of remembering is an experience not to be forgotten.
Somehow the noise of America seems timeless. "Can you spare some change?" resonates through much of the 20th century. And here we are in the 21st. Self-help slogans are everywhere. We listen for the soul of our country somewhere in this mix of verbal traffic.
Don McIver is on duty. His eyes are open. He is keeping the watch, even if he can't do much about what he sees.
"Born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, it was after Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison that he began to turn his life around: he learned to read and write and unearthed a voracious passion for poetry." Thus begins his 'official' biography as related on… Continue