City of Albuquerque Names First Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy

An Historic Day for Albuquerque Poets...

33 year old Albuquerque poet Hakim Bellamy is named POET Laureate by Mayor Richard Berry. Earlier this month, Hakim was also named Albuquerque's BEST POET by the Weekly Alibi.


Here is a take on the fabuloso morning in our beautiful Main Library in downtown Albuquerque including both photographs and links to two YouTube videos of Hakim Bellamy our new POET LAUREATE and Levi Romero New Mexico's Centennial Poet pontificating poetry...


Quote of the day for me was this wise and exquisite turn of a phrase...


"I will solicit poetry from every tongue..."

Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque's Poet Laureate


It's a delight to have you as our city's first Poet Laureate E-V-E-R.

Congratulations, Hakim ! We love you, man. 



Hakim Bellamy before the big announcement
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry
with Breanna Anderson, Communications Director
Joan Logghe, Santa Fe's Poet Laureate
Mayor Berry
Mayor Berry and Hakim Bellamy
Hakim Bellamy, Don McIver, and Jeff Hartzer
Catch us if you can 4/21/12 at POETS NIGHT OUT:a Triumvirate


Hakim Bellamy on YouTube reading his first poem as Albuquerque's First POET LAUREATE 

New Mexico's Centennial Poet, Levi Romero reads a Luci Tapahonso poem on YouTube

All photographs courtesy Jeff Hartzer

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Comment by Johnny_Mango on April 14, 2012 at 11:31pm

Congratulations Hakim!

Comment by Dee Cohen on April 15, 2012 at 6:33am

Congrats to Hakim and ABQ too....


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