Up, up and away! The annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is underway. Ballooning pix & linx galore coming soon. For now, up, up and away with poetry news.
from Alex Traube, NM CultureNet newsletter:
For CultureNet, autumn means that our poets are at work again in schools around the state. This fall they are working in Santa Fe, Espanola, Pojoaque, and Lovington. In the spring, we hope to be working in the Four Corners and in southern New Mexico. In addition to the deep satisfaction we feel in serving students and teachers, we are proud to support talented writers who work with us to serve youth. For more information about our Poets-in-the-Schools program, visit our website: http://www.nmculturenet.org/poetry/poets-in-the-schools
Anyone up for campaigning to bring Poets-in-the-Schools to Mountainair?
submitted by Dale Harris
Here are some poetry happenings. If you read on, there's a poem at the end:
Friday, Oct. 5, 5 - 8 pm, solo Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Poetry Reading by Marilyn Stablein at the Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque. She will give a short reading at 6:30 pm. Marilyn's art exhibit Microcosm: Collages & Assemblages, continues through Oct. 27, daytime hours 10 am - 2 pm or by appointment, 505-268-0044 www.outpostspace.org To contact Marilyn directly for show info or to schedule a studio visit, 505-792-2985 email@example.com
Tues. Oct. 9, 7 pm, Poets Night at Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM, Earthships Anthology: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, edited by Zachary Kluckman & Jessica Lopez; poets read from their work in this anthology. More info at www.collectedworksbookstore.com and at www.nmpoetrytangents.com
Wed. Oct. 10, 3 pm, Haiku Seminar at Los Lunas Public Library, hosted by Rio Grande Valencia Poets, features Roswell poet Jim Applegate, the publisher of small canyons2, a regional haiku anthology. For info on submissions to small canyons2 contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org 505-623-8267
Thursday Oct. 11, 7 pm CCA's Vox Performa Series features Jimmy Santiago Baca & Regie Cabico in performance at CCA 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, $10. member/$15. non-member. Also at CCA, Thurs. Oct. 11, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Writing Workshop For Youth Jimmy Santiago Baca limited to 12 participants, $15./$20.
Wed. Oct. 10, 4:30 - 6:00 pm Theatrical Slam-etry Telling for Youth, Regie Cabico, $30./$35. For more info or to enroll, contact Jill Battson (505) 982-1338 www.ccasantafe.org
Sat. Oct. 13, 8 pm, 516 WORDS Poetry Series, a Firestorm, featuring Latvian poet Inga Abele and Inara Cedrins, a women's poetry reading & slam, 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque, http://www.516arts.org
Sunday, Oct.14, 3 pm, poetry reading by Matt Donovan at Acequia Booksellers, 4019 4th St. NW, in Albuquerque's North Valley, free event, open to the public. Matt is winner of the Houghton Mifflin Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for Poetry. Acequia Booksellers 505-890-5365, www.acequiabooksellers.com
NM POETRY WEBSITES
Check the Abq Slams website for regular venues and special events www.abqslams.org
LUNAROSITY, an online literary journal, presents in September: POETRY by Sharon Barr, Jim Bennett, Jeffrey Field, Billy Garrett, Taylor Graham, Kenneth Gurney, Dorine Preston. FICTION by Bob Brill, Leo Lichy, Bill Schweizer. Coming in October: Poetry by Inara Cedrins, Donald Levering, John Macker, John Pate, Steve Trebellas, John Tritica, Lawrence Welsh, Keith Wilson, and Ellen Roberts Young, and fiction from James Courter.
SIN FRONTERAS: Writers Without Borders: Soliciting for Volume Twelve deadline ended June 30, 2007. Submissions are being read and we aim to notify by late-September. Visit website for updated information www.zianet.com/lunarosity/sinfronteras.html
2007 Discovery Awards
It's that time of year again! The deadline for the www.recursos.org/wrs.html or email . Discovery Awards is fast approaching. Enter your previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction or poetry by November 1, 2007. For writers who have not previously published a book. Prizes for top three pieces of writing in each category. Full guidelines can be found at
Here's the poem:
She spoke in shadows, glyphs,a woman who covered her face,held her secrets.There were no maps for where she'd been.He was a household name,widely quoted, led a public life.How safely can a flame love the ocean?How close can a moth come to the sun?Great distance was their best meeting ground.