Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quick Notes & Muse Musings

… on area #NMpoetry events approaching on the event horizon,

Notes first, then musings, space and time permitting. Most announcements here are from Billy Brown and Elaine Schwartz, both of whom maintain excellent and comprehensive poetry mailing lists, a poetry lifeline for the Facebook phobic. There are other calendars and sources... making a ✔ for "jonesing for NM poetry?" as future post topic, but in the meantime...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Got seasonally morbid poems?

…because @HakimBe is…

looking for poems about Halloween/Dia de los Muertos et al… sez "If you have something or someone pertinent, holla at me, and I can hook it up at KUNM. I'll need to put you in touch with them soon, as the show airs next Wednesday. If you are game, send me your e-mail, phone and the title (only the title of your poem). Word!" 

Message him on Facebook or ✉ email

Friday, October 12, 2012

TODAY! Book of Cranes opening Fri Oct. 12, 5 - 8 pm, DSG Fine Art

…biblioartistpoet Dale Harris writes
Hope you can come to an art show I'm fortunate enough to be part of along with Vicky Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Deborah Cole, Stephanie Lerma, Lou Liberty, Margy O'Brien, Ginger Rice, Judith Roderick, Mary Sweet, Linney Wix, and Richard Wolfson. 
Besides individual work, the exhibit includes book arts, calligraphy, poetry, and a thousand cranes origami installation. You can see some of the art at our website Book of Cranes is also on Facebook.
Celebrate the Annual Migration of Sandhill Cranes
to New Mexico 's Rio Grande Valley
A Convocation of Artists, Poets & Cranes
DSG Fine Art Gallery
510 14th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
October 12 – November 30, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, Oct. 12, 5 – 8 pm
Poetry & Origami Open House Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 – 5 pm

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oct9 #NMpoetry REMINDER: AdobeWalls #openmic

 …because it's 2nd Tuesday & time for Kenneth Gurney's monthly event. I'd go on and add others, make this a monster update but won't because I'm trying to cut down on going down the garden cyberpaths of both multitasking and its subspecies, the monster update. #NMpoetry reminders, tagged for Twitter, usually go through Facebook but share does not work from closed groups.

As Billy Brown reminds friends, 

I am delighted to forward this announcement that Julie Brokken will be the featured poet at the Adobe Walls open mike reading, 7 pm, Tuesday, October 9, Page One, SW corner of Juan Tabo at Montgomery.  
This wonderful poetry reading series takes place on the second Tuesday evening each month, and is hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney, creator and editor of the periodical Adobe Walls: an anthology of New Mexico Poetry, published approximately twice annually, beginning in 2010, with stunning cover photo of old (crumbling) adobe buildings! 
I hope to see many of you there! Yours for powerful poetry, Billy Brown

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Foyle Young Poets award: read the winning poems

…because today is National Poetry Day in the UK. So let's celebrate it with our own event or activity. We can do this for the rest of the month too. Check out the Facebook page, Twitter too @poetrydayUK

On National Poetry Day, the 15 winners of this year's Foyle Young Poets award, open to 11-17-year-olds from around the world, were announced. Chosen from a record 7,351 entries to the competition, here are the winning poems to tempt your poetry palate:

Baking by Phoebe Boswall
Smells of baking remind me of you.
Your red apron, my small striped one with the torn pocket.
Your soft stretched skin, fingers kneading dough
into a ball. My fat floury hands
grasped for your amber necklace,
Quick, Phoebe, the oven!
You played with flavours,
made little blobs of buttery dough on the tray
Your warm kitchen, my safe haven.
You taught me your language:
bicarbonate of soda, self-raising flour, vanilla extract,
millilitres of milk, grams of sugar:
caster, muscovado, granulated.
Now your apron hangs empty on the peg.
I wear it from time to time; mine with the torn pocket
doesn't fit anymore.
Reach/Throw/Wade/Row by Phoebe Stuckes
She is the class of crazy that inspires adoration.
She stacks vices like bracelets, works herself into hysterics,
Don't give her matches she will pinch them till her fingers scorch.
I know she is gorgeous like a thunderstorm, but stop trying to hold her hand.
Her heart is too heavy for you to lift.
Her pain is impossible, you can keep wrapping your arms around her but she'll never stay upright.
Her stares are hospital corridors, passageways hiding chaos and anguish.
'No, you can't have a cigarette.'
She lost the ring that I gave her; on ardent impulse I wanted to throw her a lifebelt.
A reminder that she and I are washed up on the same shore.
Being with her is like seeing Alice drink the vial, watching herself become vast and destructive.
I cannot keep her safe; I cannot bear to watch her fold.
Click and read the rest of the winning poems

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oct 12-21 Teatro Paraguas presents Poesia de Mexico

a poetry tribute at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe on October 12-21, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students, Sunday pay-what-you-wish
Info/reservations: 424-1601

 Teatro Paraguas presents Poesia de Mexico, a poetry tribute performance with eight actors performing some of the best of Mexican poetry of the last five centuries in Spanish, accompanied by projected English translations and live music. 
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