Sunday, November 2, 2008

November and December Poetry Events

Saturday, November 8th
Madi Sato, 5:30 PM Potluck, outdoor fire weather permitting, open mic.

Presenting local award-winning singer, songwriter, poet and sound healer Madi Sato. She will be sharing her poetry, as well as, the ancient poetry of Japan. For the past 5 years Madi went from being a touring musician sharing her poetry through her music, live and recorded to going back to her roots of Japan studying and performing ancient and traditional music of Japan. This journey has lead her to the practice of incorporating sound healing into her music and writing. Spend an intimate evening with Madi Sato as she takes you from her personal experiences to the transpersonal expressions of the poetry within ancient Japanese chanting, known as Shigin, as well as, chants from around the world.

NM Youth Unite: Poetry Showcase 2008, featuring youth poets from Santa Fe Indian School, Hands Across Cultures, Warehouse 21 and others.

At Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe NM. Friday, November 7th at 7PM. Free admission. Contact: Chris Jonas,, 505-670-4364.
Warehouse 21, Ironweed Productions, and SFIS Spoken Word (Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word) present a powerful night of live performance featuring top youth poets from across northern New Mexico on Friday, November 7 at W21, 7pm. Poets from Santa Fe , Espanola, Taos and Albuquerque will participate in this two hour event which promises to unify the New Mexico youth community through the electrifying art of performance poetry. Performers interested in participating in the showcase should contact Tim McLaughlin at or Nolan Eskeets at
Images available upon request.


December 6th

Poet Gary Brower, flamenco guitarist El Niño David & flamenco dancer Susana Calzada Garrett will perform at Poetry at Paul's on Dec. 6, in an integrated performance of poetry, music and dance, which will focus on Spanish poets Federico Garcia Lorca, Miguel Hernandez, Antonio Machado and Angel Gonzalez.

Gary Brower, who has taught at various universities including UNM, is a director of the Duende Poetry Series of Placitas, NM, where he lives. He has issued books of poetry the last two years, and a CD this year. He has also published his poetry in many literary publications.

David, Susana and Gary have performed together on the CD "A Tribute to Federico Garcia Lorca" (Vox Audio, 2007), and at venues such as the Duende Poetry Series in Placitas, the Church of Beethoven and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

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