Thursday, November 27, 2014

.@BroadsidedPress calls for submissions hot off the Virtual Presses

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Broadsided: Hot off the Virtual Presses

Posted: Dear Vectors and Friends,
We hope you are feeling deeply connected to the things in your lives for which you are grateful. Among our many gratitudes is that Broadsided is a responsive entity, developing its interactions with the world as situations arise. The events in Ferguson, Missouri have, as we all know, radiated outward to touch upon deep issues in American culture. Race, power, violence, justice, and questions of how we can create and maintain a society that is just and safe for all its citizens.

We have seen powerful poems offered in response--by writers of those poems themselves and also by those looking for voices to help them speak. We want to help gather and honor those voices. To do so, we have launched a new initiative: Groundsourced Anthologies.

We want you to tell us what poems have been meaningful to you in relation to Ferguson. We want you to share them on our Tumblr page so that others can see the chorus of words available to them as they grapple.

Visit this link, scroll to see what's there, and add your voice: You don't need to "join" Tumblr to share or view.

With Thanks,
The Broadsided Editorial Team\

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 pm TONIGHT 9/10 #Poetry at The Range w/@rvargas54 & @MaryOishi

Billy Brown writes, This will be a terrific event, with two of our most powerful poets, Richard Vargas and Mary Oishi. See details below.

Readings Every Second Wednesday of Each Month 7-9 pm at The Range Café Bernalillo New Mexico. Open mic reading sign ups at 6:30 pm Readings start 7 pm.

Mary Oishi has two passions: poetry and public radio. When she gets behind the microphone to deliver either one, her passion comes through. Oishi is a performance poet and a published poet. Since a collection of her poems, Spirit Birds They Told Me, was published (West End Press, 2011), her poems have appeared in numerous publications and on-line sites, as varied as Malpais Review, Duke City Fix, and Indian Country Today. She has three poems in the current issue of Mas Tequila Review, edited and published by Richard Vargas, who is also performing on September 10th.

Richard Vargas was born in Compton, CA, attended schools in Compton, Lynwood, andParamount. He earned his B.A. at Cal State University, Long Beach, where he studied under Gerald Locklin and Richard Lee. He edited/published five issues of The Tequila Review, 1978-1980. His first book, McLife, was featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, in February, 2006. A second book, American Jesus, was published by Tia Chucha Press, 2007. His third book, Guernica, revisited, was published April 2014, by Press 53. (Once again, a poem from the book was featured on Writer's Almanac to kick off National Poetry Month.)

Vargas received his MFA from the University of New Mexico, 2010. He was recipient of the 2011 Taos Summer Writers' Conference's Hispanic Writer Award, and was on the faculty of the 2012 10th National Latino Writers Conference. Currently, he resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he edits/publishes The Más Tequila Review.

Besides these stellar poetry performers, there will be our monthly Open Mic where all poets are welcome, and musicians also are encouraged. The Range Café provides light refreshments and a lovely performance space. Come early and enjoy a meal, or dessert or a fine libation from the Range's restaurant and full bar.

Poetry at the Range Cafe Bernallilo is a monthly free event. Free admission. Donations most welcome. The 2015 Schedule of features is open. Suggestions and self applications welcome. Contact Bill Nevins

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#NMpoetry Reminder & Schedule for @PWPicnic Reunion Sat Aug24, Mountainair

Dale's update and reminder...

Here is a schedule for Sat. 8/23. at the Shaffer Hotel. Time slots are short, 10 minutes for featured readers, 15 for music. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and bring a hat, sun screen. Should be a fabulous afternoon!

Emcees: Stewart Warren 12 noon to 2:30 pm, Ken Gurney 2:30 to 5 pm

12 noon to 1 pm: Music (Blue Rose Ramblers), Open Mic

1 to 2 pm: Gary Brower, Dorothy Alexander, Amalio Madueño, Kenneth Gurney, Charles Usmar

2 to 3 pm: Music (NM Celtic Singers), Sharon Niederman, Jane Lipman, Mary McGinnes, Richard Wolfson

3 to 4 pm: Music (Paul Trujillo), Stewart Warren, Bob Reeves, Sari Krosinsky, Merimee Moffitt , Georgia Santa Maria

4 to 5 pm: Music (Blue Rose Ramblers), Carol March, Open Mic, Dale Harris

PS links for reader info, bios here...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday)! #Poetry at The Range hosted by Billy Brown

…featuring Aaron Trumm & Reed Adair Bobroff! Billy writes, 


I am excited about tonight's Poetry at The Range! Bill Nevins is traveling in Colorado & Northern New Mexico, so he asked me to guest-host for him. I am especially pleased that Aaron Trumm, will be exercising his 13-month-old Shiny Lungs with some great poetry, plus (if what's been emanating from his room recently is any indication) some tunes self-accompanied on guitar! I am also thrilled to hear, for my first time, a performance by Diné poet Reed Adair Bobroff.

Should be a great evening!  (More details below)

Yours for powerful poetry, Billy Brown

Poetry at The Range  ~  The Range Café Bernalillo New Mexico. Open mic reading sign ups at 6:30 pm  ~  Reading starts at 7 pm

Friday, August 8, 2014

#Poetry Announcement @PWPicnic #Reunion2014 Sat Aug23 #Mountainair NM

Picnic founder and re-animator Dale Harris sent out simultaneous multiple email notices, so the basic information has been out and about on most if not all NM poetry announcement outlets ~ fortuitously so as I am White Rabbit late getting to the PWP Reunion.

To keep it from being more of the same, I "added value" by packing the post with (mostly missing) links, moving the (sponsoring) art council's Sunflower Festival poster to the bottom of the page, opening with Pop Shaffer's "wild folk art" gate, and otherwise tweaking copy and layout to minimize the old déjà vu all over again.

Poets, writers and aficcionad@s of spoken word are cordially invited to the Poets & Writers Picnic Reunion Saturday August 23 from noon to 5 pm in the Shaffer Hotel Garden in Mountainair?  Just look for the iconic gate and gazebo!

Please join us for a revival of this popular literary event again held concurrently with the annual Mountainair Sunflower Festival. Sponsored by the Manzano Mountain Art Council and The Malpaís Review Poetry Quarterly, the event is replete with live music, featured readers, a rolling open mic plus book signings and sales. Some of your favorite poets & writers will be there, We hope you will be too!

Participant list (watch it grow...)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Selections @Berfrois to read while waiting for 2014 #PWPicnicReunion

Russell Bennetts and Daniel Tutt interview Simon Critchley
Shakespeare isn't a philosopher. Shakespeare is someone who leaves us in the dark as to what reality might be. What we get instead is an experience of ambiguity and opacity. Love is where we end up and it's this activity that Hamlet doesn't possess.  More

Friday, June 27, 2014

Post It Note #Poets from @VocesAuthors via @HakimBe

…A Voces 2014 Production. Want more? Don't FREE End-of-Program performance 7 pm TONIGHT Friday, June 27

Published on Jun 23, 2014

There was a Friday. In fact, it was the first Friday of the Voces program. Seems like years ago. Armed with only markers and Post It Notes...we told a story of what a world of Post It Note prophets would look like....

Word by word, we wrote one by one and painted the National Hispanic Cultural Center in a confetti composition.

Here is the end result. We hope to see you at our FREE End-of-Program performance on Friday, June 27th at 7pm. Come see what we've been working on all summer.

Let us know you are coming on...

We're on Facebook and Twitter @VocesAuthors

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Announcing 2014 @PWPicnic Reunion at #Mountainair #SunflowerFestival

Dale and workshop group reading '09

…prefaced by a nostalgia trip, reblogging a 2010 post announcing what turned out to be the last picnic until this year: picnickery among sunflowers. Expect more. Besides those who remember the Picnic, there's a new crew to initiate and educate. The short version: a day of poetry and music in the Shaffer Hotel Garden: go through the gate and meet us at the Gazebo 

After comings and goings, the Picnic list is set, if not totally proof against the vagaries of fate. What is? Close enough to call for now. This 13th annual Picnic, emceed by Kenneth Gurney and Dale Harris (who also perform), features poetry and prose readings, live music and a group slam performance.

Friday, June 20, 2014

ABQ #Poet @ZacharyKluckman needs your love…vote too

…and writes, Hola friends,
I find myself in a strange sorta place today, lol…an exciting and nerve-wracking one to be sure, lol. This year I was nominated for TWO National Poetry Awards (sort of the Grammy's for poets) ~ for Slam Artist of the Year and Slam Organizer of the Year ~ needless to say, I am beyond honored to be recognized with the nominations. I like to think this is a testament not only to hard work and a passion for poetry, but also a testament to the influence and creativity of New Mexico's poets and organizers who have challenged and inspired me daily.
Now, I would like to humbly ask for your support ~ as silly as I feel asking, this is the process, so will you please vote for me?

2014 National Poetry Awards
National Poetry Awards - NPAs is the foundation for poetry communities across America. The NPAs award and recognize poets and spoken word artists for their talents ...
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Duende Poetry Series 3 pm Sunday June 8, Anasazi Fields, Placitas

…featuring Sherwin Bitsui and Levi Romero

The Duende Poetry Series of Placitas is now in its 10th year. It is a free event at Anasazi Fields Winery. The featured poets will be NM Centennial Poet Levi Romero and Dineh (Navajo) poet Sherwin Bitsui.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

TuMan Presents: Promise featuring @HakimBe « @ABQSlams

…Try this on for Saturday should be bumpin some wake and
bake tunes anyways...why not give this a listen...I wrote it for you.

Friday, April 18, 2014

NOW Poetry Reading Saturday April 19

Saturday April 19, 3-5 pm, the Albuquerque National Organization for Women presents: A Poetry Reading in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Special Collections Library in the Botts Auditorium,423 Central NE (corner of Edith & Central), Albuquerque, NM 87102Listen to a preview interview with the poets on KUNM Carol Boss's Women Focus show at 1 pm

Featured Poets:

Dale Harris, Mary Oishi, Erin Northern, Ann Hunkins,Tanaya Winder, Jasmine Cuffee, Sylvia Ramos Cruz and Gayle Lauradunn

Event is free and open to the public.For more info contact Cat Jabar,

More about the venue, it is the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Special Collections branch, located on the northwest corner of Central & Edith, directly across Central from the Artichoke Cafe, which is both good food and a good landmark! The library itself is a 1925 Pueblo/Spanish Revival style home and is a historic building, really fun to visit. Parking is tricky, watch out for signs about not parking where it is permit only. Metered parking is available on the west side of Edith though. Come early, carpool, ride your bike or walk if you are nearby, enjoy this gorgeous spring weather.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TONIGHT! Open Mic #Poetry at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo

In Honor of National Poetry Month, Larry Goodell features with Open Mic at Poetry at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo April 9 Wed 7-9 pm. Free!

Poet Larry Goodell will be the feature performing poetry at Poetry at The Range Cafe, Bernalillo, NM, 7-9 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  7- 9 pm.  Free admission. Limited open mic (2 poems per poet) with signup at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy a fine dinner, dessert and libations before the show in the Range Cafe. Signed copies of the authors' books will be available at the reading and in the Range Gift Shop.

Hosted by Bill Nevins, Poetry at the Range happens every second Wednesday of each month at The Range Cafe, main street in Bernalillo New Mexico

  was born in 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. He is married to Lenore Goodell, photographer & phenologist, and has lived in Placitas since 1963, extending poetry into its ceremonial roots – performance, masks, costume, lighting, song, scene, with cloth or painted backings to poems when appropriate. Although tagged as a performance poet since the early 60's he loves the printed page and founded duende press in '64.

His writing comes from the myth of local inspiration, and often generates from organic gardening and love for New Mexico. He is a risk-taker in language who avoids revision considering the hand written original as precedent. His work is often satirical and seriously funny. Books: Cycles, 1966 (duende press), Firecracker Soup, 1990 (Cinco Puntos Press), Out of Secrecy, 1992 (Yoo-Hoo Press), Here on Earth, 1996 (La Alameda Press). His online work is on the move, see for interviews, articles, numerous poems, plays, songs and a blog on 3 dimensional poetry.

Bill Nevins

Monday, January 27, 2014

Help Find Albuquerque's Next #PoetLaureate!

…in case you've missed the Facebook, Twitter & local media traffic ~ no small % of which has been generated by current (and first) ABQ Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy ~ reminding you... here's another

Applications for the 2nd Poet Laureate of Albuquerque close on January 31st.
Please forward and share this announcement to all the poets, authors and writers in your network.

The application is available here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Billy Brown's Fixed & Free Poetry

…featuring Elizabeth Galligan & Don DeNoon, 7pm, Jan 23 at The Source…#BillyBrown writes,

Poets and Poetry LoversI am pleased to announce the January 2014 Fixed and Free poetry reading, Thursday, January 23, 7-9 pm, at The Source, featuring Elizabeth A. Galligan and Don DeNoon. Find more information below about these two wonderful poets! Please come out to support these terrific poets and hear their inspiring poetry! Also, please invite friends who love poetry.
While you are at it, read some of your own poems and/or favorite poems by other poets.
Below you will also find a complete schedule of Fixed and Free readings for 2014, which always occur on the FOURTH THURSDAY of each month, January – October.
I am inclined to skip readings for Thursday, November 27, 2014, which is Thanksgiving Day and Thursday December 25, 2014, which is Christmas Day.  If there are people who would like to meet on one or both of those Holidays, please tell me, and I'll see what I can do.
Yours for Powerful Poetry,
Billy Brown, 401-8139
DETAILS for January 2014  Fixed and Free Poetry Reading
  • Featured Poets: Elizabeth A. Galligan and Don DeNoon
  • Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Time: 6:30 pm open mike sign-up, 7–9 pm reading
  • LocationGarden Room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE
  • HostBilly Brown, 401-8139
  • Cost: We appreciate donations of $ 2-3 from each in attendance,to help defray a $ 20 fee for using The Source, to help pay the featured poets, and for ingredients for baked goodies.
  • Rule: 5 minute limit on the open "mike"
  • Food/drink: There will be pastries available to those who donate and for sale (50¢ each) to those who do not donate. Hot water is available in Source kitchen for coffee and tea
ABOUT OUR FEATURED POETS: Elizabeth A. Galligan and Donald DeNoon

Elizabeth Ann Galligan
Her city of choice is Albuquerque, where she pursues reading, writing, poetry, photography, and gazing at the Sandia Mountains.  Her poetry appears in several anthologies, including our Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology 2011, in university publications and in her two chapbooks Poems at 65 and Striations.  She is active in SouthWest Writers and Fixed and Free poets and promotes poetry readings at local libraries.  Her first novel, Secrets of the Plumed Saint: A Tale of Intrigue from Northern New Mexico, was published in 2012.  Her writing is informed by many years of teaching English to speakers of other languages in Brazil, Japan, on the Dine reservation and in adult ESL programs in New York and California.  I find particularly fascinating that she helped edit and contributed to Pioneers of Education: Essays in Honor of Paolo Freire.  She is a member of the board of the Albuquerque Martin Luther King Jr. Mulicultural Council.  Elizabeth is a wonderful poet and writer.

Don DeNoon an active member of Southwest Writers (SWW), where I first met him, and the NM State Poetry Society, from which he has won several awards for his poems, including his humorous "Midnight on the Rio Grande."  Don has been a featured poet at the series of readings in local libraries organized by Elizabeth Ann Galligan.  He also has attended and read at some of my Quarterly Poetry Open House events as well as annual SWW readings during April celebrations of National Poetry Month.  I enjoy Don's poetry very much, and I am sure that you will too.

LAST OCTOBER: our October 2013 Fixed and Free gathering was a terrific evening of poetry, with four members of the group Albuquerque Word Weavers reading poems, many from their new book Weavin' 2 !  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your inspiring poetry. 

NEXT MONTH:    February 27, featuring Shirley Blackwell and Eleanor Grogg Stewart

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pasatiempo's Ultimate Guide to #Poetry in Santa Fe

Pasatiempo's Ultimate Guide to "Poetry in Santa Fe"
Pasatiempo Magazine Poetry Edition

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