Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#Migrants: Portraits & Friendships

La Casa de Colores, Hosted by Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2015-

@cilantroman's @LibraryCongress La Familia Theme, Oct15-Nov14, 2015

Every inch of this land is woven with migrant trails. These are pathways from family to family, country to country, and most of all heart to heart. For this month, find a trail and travel through it to a new dream. What do you see in your travels? And how do you make friends along the way? Describe for me in the language of poetry—migrate into new words, use new landscapes of images.
La Familia: La Casa de Colores, A Poet Laureate Project from Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2015- | Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center

Welcome to La Familia, a feature of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Poet Laureate project La Casa de Colores! To contribute to La Familia, an epic poem that will run the span of Herrera’s Laureateship, please use the form below to write up to 200 characters of poetry. Only one submission during each 30-day themed period is permitted per author, and submissions for each month's theme must be received by the 14th of that month. Thank you for participating in La Familia, and we look forward to reading your contribution.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

.@ModPo begins again September 12!

The latest information from Modern & Contemporary American Poetry by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
Greetings from the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, where we are gearing up for the fourth poetry gathering we call "ModPo." We are very exciting about ModPo 2015, and hope you will join us.

Here's the link:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Day Open Mic Poetry Reading @cabq #OpenSpace

ICYMI on Facebook: Dale Harris hosting. 
in conjunction with the Book of Cranes exhibit

Sat Feb 14 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Open Space Visitor Center - Albuquerque NM

admittedly not much in the way of a blog but  hopefully a return to more regular poetry and other not ed/adjunct/academic labor advocacy blogging. I keep filing all the poetry items, news and notices that come in, star promising posts in reader, etc ~ sometimes even post to blogger drafts…but then forget

Thursday, November 27, 2014

.@BroadsidedPress calls for submissions hot off the Virtual Presses

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Broadsided: Putting Literature and Art on the Streets - Vectorize Your Town!

Broadsided: Hot off the Virtual Presses

Posted: Dear Vectors and Friends,
We hope you are feeling deeply connected to the things in your lives for which you are grateful. Among our many gratitudes is that Broadsided is a responsive entity, developing its interactions with the world as situations arise. The events in Ferguson, Missouri have, as we all know, radiated outward to touch upon deep issues in American culture. Race, power, violence, justice, and questions of how we can create and maintain a society that is just and safe for all its citizens.

We have seen powerful poems offered in response--by writers of those poems themselves and also by those looking for voices to help them speak. We want to help gather and honor those voices. To do so, we have launched a new initiative: Groundsourced Anthologies.

We want you to tell us what poems have been meaningful to you in relation to Ferguson. We want you to share them on our Tumblr page so that others can see the chorus of words available to them as they grapple.

Visit this link, scroll to see what's there, and add your voice: You don't need to "join" Tumblr to share or view.

With Thanks,
The Broadsided Editorial Team\

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 pm TONIGHT 9/10 #Poetry at The Range w/@rvargas54 & @MaryOishi

Billy Brown writes, This will be a terrific event, with two of our most powerful poets, Richard Vargas and Mary Oishi. See details below.

Readings Every Second Wednesday of Each Month 7-9 pm at The Range Café Bernalillo New Mexico. Open mic reading sign ups at 6:30 pm Readings start 7 pm.

Mary Oishi has two passions: poetry and public radio. When she gets behind the microphone to deliver either one, her passion comes through. Oishi is a performance poet and a published poet. Since a collection of her poems, Spirit Birds They Told Me, was published (West End Press, 2011), her poems have appeared in numerous publications and on-line sites, as varied as Malpais Review, Duke City Fix, and Indian Country Today. She has three poems in the current issue of Mas Tequila Review, edited and published by Richard Vargas, who is also performing on September 10th.

Richard Vargas was born in Compton, CA, attended schools in Compton, Lynwood, andParamount. He earned his B.A. at Cal State University, Long Beach, where he studied under Gerald Locklin and Richard Lee. He edited/published five issues of The Tequila Review, 1978-1980. His first book, McLife, was featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, in February, 2006. A second book, American Jesus, was published by Tia Chucha Press, 2007. His third book, Guernica, revisited, was published April 2014, by Press 53. (Once again, a poem from the book was featured on Writer's Almanac to kick off National Poetry Month.)

Vargas received his MFA from the University of New Mexico, 2010. He was recipient of the 2011 Taos Summer Writers' Conference's Hispanic Writer Award, and was on the faculty of the 2012 10th National Latino Writers Conference. Currently, he resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he edits/publishes The Más Tequila Review.

Besides these stellar poetry performers, there will be our monthly Open Mic where all poets are welcome, and musicians also are encouraged. The Range Café provides light refreshments and a lovely performance space. Come early and enjoy a meal, or dessert or a fine libation from the Range's restaurant and full bar.

Poetry at the Range Cafe Bernallilo is a monthly free event. Free admission. Donations most welcome. The 2015 Schedule of features is open. Suggestions and self applications welcome. Contact Bill Nevins

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