September 13, 2008

Small Press Fair 10:00 until 4 Harwood Art Center
NMLA presents this book fair with featured readings by Bruce Holsapple, Joan Logghe, Richard Vargas, Marilyn Stablein and more, plus continuous round robin reading hosted by Kenneth Gurney and Gary Brower, haiku hoo-hah, one-page bookmaking demos by Libros, picnic, catapult, trebuchet, confessional and more.

Action Poetry
Youth Workshop 10:30 Saturday Harwood Art Center
Danny Solis offers a writing workshop for middle school and high school students that starts with a poetry performance and ends with writing poems on clay and firing them from a trebuchet. ($10, sign up on site)

Waiting for Goodell
Poetry Picnic 12:00 Harwoood Art Center
Larry Goodell hosts this reading outside at the Poet’s Plaza with poets Jill Battson, Dale Harris, Sari Krosinsky, Tony Mares, Robert Reeves and Patricia Clark Smith.

Panel Discussion 2:00 Harwood Art Center
VB Price moderates a discussion of “Can Poetry Matter” with Regie Cabico, Dana Levin, Demetria Martinez, Margaret Randall, and Richard Vargas

Metaphor as Map
Poetry Workshop 2:00 516 Arts
Miriam Sagan leads participants in an exploration of metaphor as map, poem as cartography, from urban or rural to imagined and visionary. ($20) To register, call 516 ARTS at 242-1445.

Book Lung
Gallery Reading 4:00 516 ARTS
Expect to hear a fast-paced ride of poetic responses to visual art in Cautionary Tales: A Visual Dystopia and the Finding a Pulse exhibitions at 516 Arts. Participating poets include Tani Arness, Jill Battson, Amy Beeder, Hakim Bellamy, Debbi Brody, Jennifer Frank, Teresa E. Gallion, Gabriel Gomez, Renée Gregorio, Lisa Hase, Michelle Holland, Gary Jackson, Zach Kluckman, Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Maria Leyba, Joan Logghe, Tony Mares, Mary Oishi, Richard Oyama, Greta Pullen, Margaret Randall, Mitch Rayes, Miriam Sagan, Maureen Seaton, Rudolfo Serna, Diane Thiel, Maresa Irene Thompson, John Tritica, Richard Vargas, Mark Weber, Rachelle Woods, Chris Wrenn.

Through the Milky Way
Joy Harjo 7:30 South Broadway Cultural Center
Joy Harjo performs work from her new album Winding through the Milky Way with the Arrow Dynamics Band. Opening set includes poets Hakim Bellamy, Dana Levin, Demetria Martinez and violinist Cármelo de los Santos.

Group Pieces Slam 10:00PM One-Up Bar
Kenn Rodriguez and Maresa Thompson host this competition which features Duets, Trios and Quartets of poets performing in unison judged by random audience members. Group poetry pieces are rarely seen outside a national poetry slam event and several New Mexico and Southwestern teams will compete for a grand prize of $300. Sacrificial poets will include Regie Cabico, Catherine Kidd, and Sheri-D Wilson

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