Monday, February 2, 2009

Hakim Bellamy @ Sanjevani Poetry Circle

Remember Hakim at last summer's Poets & Writers picnic? Here's more about his February reading @ Sanjevani, mostly but not entirely from Bill Nevins post on abq slam announcement list. As usual, I can't resist hunting down links to add...

Hakim Bellamy @ Sanjevani Poetry Circle happens Monday February 9, 2009--7 pm at Sanjevani Health & Lifestyle Center. 7920 Wyoming NE Suite B-- south of Paseo Del Norte (Bank of the West Complex)

Hakim Bellamy is a two-time National Slam Poet Champion. He was a member of the 2005 National Poetry Slam Champs Team Albuquerque in his first year of poetry slam, 6 months after his first ever slam, which he also won.

Hakim respects the blessing, but could care less about winning poetry slams, as opposed to cultivating creativity. Hence, he is in the process of adding playwright, actor and musical performer to a resume that already includes: freelance journalist, community organizer and social justice advocate. In 2008 he was recognized for his work as a community organizer and journalist with an honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Re Peace Prize.

He Absolutely Had To Be A "Community Organizer" by Hakim Bellamy, Wire Tap, November 19, 2008

YouTube: Hakim Bellamy reading @ UNM for National Poetry Month
Hakim’s poetry and journalism have been published internationally and on Albuquerque inner-city buses as well as in more conventional area poetry publishing venues such as the Harwood Anthology (2006), Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection (2007) and Sin Fronteras Journal (2008)


  1. Thanks so much for following me and all the poets of our communtiy, both page and stage. You give our community life and a voice to the outside world. ou also contribute to its cohesiveness. Thanks, thanks and thanks again.


  2. My pleasure, Hakim. I know I get behind and miss announcements. Other times I grouse about too much calendar-type post - not as much fun as finding new poems to post / poets to post about.

    Love the expression, page and stage - plan to pinch and use liberally. I'm a page person but think bridging the gap matters - having a gap is ridiculous.


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