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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#NMpoetry Reminder & Schedule for @PWPicnic Reunion Sat Aug24, Mountainair

Dale's update and reminder...

Here is a schedule for Sat. 8/23. at the Shaffer Hotel. Time slots are short, 10 minutes for featured readers, 15 for music. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and bring a hat, sun screen. Should be a fabulous afternoon!

Emcees: Stewart Warren 12 noon to 2:30 pm, Ken Gurney 2:30 to 5 pm

12 noon to 1 pm: Music (Blue Rose Ramblers), Open Mic

1 to 2 pm: Gary Brower, Dorothy Alexander, Amalio Madueño, Kenneth Gurney, Charles Usmar

2 to 3 pm: Music (NM Celtic Singers), Sharon Niederman, Jane Lipman, Mary McGinnes, Richard Wolfson

3 to 4 pm: Music (Paul Trujillo), Stewart Warren, Bob Reeves, Sari Krosinsky, Merimee Moffitt , Georgia Santa Maria

4 to 5 pm: Music (Blue Rose Ramblers), Carol March, Open Mic, Dale Harris

PS links for reader info, bios here...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday)! #Poetry at The Range hosted by Billy Brown

…featuring Aaron Trumm & Reed Adair Bobroff! Billy writes, 


I am excited about tonight's Poetry at The Range! Bill Nevins is traveling in Colorado & Northern New Mexico, so he asked me to guest-host for him. I am especially pleased that Aaron Trumm, will be exercising his 13-month-old Shiny Lungs with some great poetry, plus (if what's been emanating from his room recently is any indication) some tunes self-accompanied on guitar! I am also thrilled to hear, for my first time, a performance by Diné poet Reed Adair Bobroff.

Should be a great evening!  (More details below)

Yours for powerful poetry, Billy Brown

Poetry at The Range  ~  The Range Café Bernalillo New Mexico. Open mic reading sign ups at 6:30 pm  ~  Reading starts at 7 pm

Friday, August 8, 2014

#Poetry Announcement @PWPicnic #Reunion2014 Sat Aug23 #Mountainair NM

Picnic founder and re-animator Dale Harris sent out simultaneous multiple email notices, so the basic information has been out and about on most if not all NM poetry announcement outlets ~ fortuitously so as I am White Rabbit late getting to the PWP Reunion.

To keep it from being more of the same, I "added value" by packing the post with (mostly missing) links, moving the (sponsoring) art council's Sunflower Festival poster to the bottom of the page, opening with Pop Shaffer's "wild folk art" gate, and otherwise tweaking copy and layout to minimize the old déjà vu all over again.

Poets, writers and aficcionad@s of spoken word are cordially invited to the Poets & Writers Picnic Reunion Saturday August 23 from noon to 5 pm in the Shaffer Hotel Garden in Mountainair?  Just look for the iconic gate and gazebo!

Please join us for a revival of this popular literary event again held concurrently with the annual Mountainair Sunflower Festival. Sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Art Council and The Malpaís Review Poetry Quarterly, the event is replete with live music, featured readers, a rolling open mic plus book signings and sales. Some of your favorite poets & writers will be there, We hope you will be too!

Participant list (watch it grow...)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Selections @Berfrois to read while waiting for 2014 #PWPicnicReunion

Russell Bennetts and Daniel Tutt interview Simon Critchley
Shakespeare isn't a philosopher. Shakespeare is someone who leaves us in the dark as to what reality might be. What we get instead is an experience of ambiguity and opacity. Love is where we end up and it's this activity that Hamlet doesn't possess.  More

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