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 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