Thursday, April 8, 2010

UNM Bookstore Celebrates National Poetry Month

Poetry MonthThe UNM Bookstore began its Noon Poetry Series today in celebration of National Poetry Month. The series begins with David Wilde and continues each Wednesday through April 28. Other featured poets include Rebecca Aronson, V.B. Price and Ken Stewart. The series is open to the public. The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central.

April 7: David Wilde
Originally from South Wales, long time UNM researcher and scholar David Wilde writes about southwestern history and local biography.
April 14: Rebecca Aronson
Rebecca Aronson's first book--Creature, Creature--won the Main-Traveled Roads Press poetry book contest, and was published in 2007. She has poems recently in Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, Cream City Review, and other journals and is the recipient of a Prairie Schooner Strousse Award and the Loft Literary Center's Speakeasy Poetry Award, among others. She is a contributing editor to The Laurel Review, and lives in Albuquerque.
April 21: V. B. Price
V. B. Price, lecturer emeritus, UNM honors program, is the recipient of the Arts Alliance Bravo Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, the Erna Fergusson Award for Outstanding Achievement from the UNM Alumni Association and the ACLU-NM First Amendment Award. He is the editor of the University of New Mexico Press's Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry series and author of Albuquerque: City at the End of the World and The University of New Mexico and, with Baker Morrow, Anasazi Architecture and American Design and Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest.
April 28: Ken Stewart
The Smell of Blood is a memoir in poetry form of Stewart's experiences overseas—he discusses in honest, visceral language the immediate experience of watching friends die, as well as his later reactions to the political and social ramifications of sending an entire generation of men off to fight a needless battle. Stewart is donating all proceeds from the book to Veterans for Peace.
Parking will be validated in the parking structure for up to one hour with purchase. Please contact Lisa Walden at 505-277-7494 or for more information.
Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales, (505) 277-5920; e-mail:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...