Friday, April 10, 2009


ABQ GRAND SLAM is this Saturday, April 11: the top 10 performance poets in the 505 battle for a spot on the 2009 ABQ National Poetry Slam team and the Albuquerque City Championship at Saturday's 2009 ABQ Grand Slam at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The top four from the Grand Slam will represent Albuquerque at the International National Poetry Slam, West Palm Beach, FL, August 2009. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or the NHCC Box Office @$8 general admission & $5 seniors & students. Information: call/text Kenn Rodriguez at 505.379.2666 or email

LIBROS - A reminder from Dale that this Saturday April 11th, 1 - 3 pm is the LIBROS Book Arts poetry reading at the downtown Main Library in the Auditorium on the lower level (across from the Children's Books section, which sounds about right, doesn't it?)

Saturday's reading is held in conjunction with the LIBROS annual exhibit (on the 2nd floor) during the month of April where you can see some stunning, poetry based book art - and at the reading you can hear the poetry that went into them. Featured readers are Rachel Ballantine, Karin Bradberry, Debbie Brody, Ken Gurney, Dale Harris, Sandra Lynn, Marilyn Stablein and Elaine Schwartz. The reading is co-hosted by Dale Harris & Karin Bradberry. Please bring some work to read on the open mic

Sanjevani Poetry Circle, April 13

Wednesday, April 15, MASPoetry will celebrate National Poetry with the infamous BAD POETRY SLAM - the worst of the worst – original poems preferred but poems by others accepted. All other rules are in effect. Clear out that briefcase under your bed where you hide your most wretched writing attempts and come share your biggest misses with us on Wednesday, April 15 at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE. Show starts promptly at 7 p.m. with sign-up at 6:30. We’ll also have bad open-mic & terrible music.

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