Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Más Tequila en el Malpaís

Más Tequila Review

Celebrating the publication of two new poetry journals September 19, 2-5 pm at Alamosa Books, 8810 Holly Ave. NE, Ste. D, Albuquerque, NM. (505) 797-7101

Press Release (via Richard Vargas): "Más Tequila en el Malpaís," A Small Press Poetry Revival

Two new poetry journals originating out of the Duke City, The Más Tequila Review (ed. Richard Vargas) and Malpaís Review (ed. Gary Brower) are celebrating their inaugural publication at Albuquerque's newest independent bookstore in the NE Heights, Alamosa Books, 8810 Holly NE. The event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2-5 pm, is free and open to the public.

Poets from throughout New Mexico who are published in both magazines will be reading, and will include: Lisa Gill, Marilyn Stablein, Mitch Rayes, E.A. "Tony" Mares, Ken Gurney, Dale Harris, Gary Brower, Richard Vargas, John Macker and Mary McGinnis (Santa Fe) and Amalio Madueño (Taos.) There will also be an open mic (subject to time available.) Ed. note: see Local Poets Guild for bios. 

Los Angeles poet Michael C Ford wrote: "…I paged slowly thru Mas Tequila and assimilated what turned out to be total ambrosia… not a false note in these poems, practically seamless integrity of language… a lesson all who do indie publishing should learn: only print the words which have the ring of truth."
Poet and retired UNM professor E.A. "Tony" Mares writes: "In the Malpaís Review, the words of poetry turn the badlands of the heart and of the disappearing natural landscape into fertile vistas for a better world, for the good lands we all desire." 

Ed. Note: I'm contemplating an ongoing series on publishing poetry, primarily in New Mexico but perhaps with occasional forays into other publishing related topics. Now I need a sharp and catchy title for the series. "Getting it out/there/where"? There's always the "publish/perish" meme but the association is so academic and you know what Beckett called that.

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