Hello Poetry Fans and Fam! Two live readings in one year? I’m on a roll!
The Fixed & Free Poetry Anthology 2021 is out, and we’re having a book release party! I’ll be joining over 80 of the 135 authors (yes, you read those stats correctly!) for a five-hour poetry-a-thon. It will run from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pacific time this Saturday, October 16th, and I read at 2:45 p.m. Pacific. Held monthly since 2008, Fixed and Free is a love child of poet, Renaissance man, and fellow seeker Billy Brown.
Last week I got to visit Billy when I spent a few days back “home” in Albuquerque. It was really delicious to stand in his sunny living room, with this weighty tome in my hand, basking in Billy’s obvious pride in the book, and love for all things poetry and poet community. He has long been a kind and enthusiastic supporter of my work, and as I left, he said my work is “important.” I hope you agree, and I hope you will be inspired to drink up the imagery, emotion and humanity present in my fellow poets’ work — whether at the party, or in the book itself.
For more information, check out the Facebook event, or register on Zoom to join us live.
See you there!
Hello Fans and Fam! It’s been 6 1/2 years since I was a featured poet (!!!) at a live reading, and the dry spell ends this Thursday evening!
I’ll be sharing the stage with the incredible Lauren Camp at Albuquerque’s long-running monthly Fixed and Free show this Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. Mountain (that’s 6:00 Pacific and 9:00 Eastern). Held monthly since 2008, Fixed and Free is a love child of poet, Renaissance man, and fellow seeker Billy Brown.
After some banter and a little open mic action at 6:30, I’m the first poet at the top of the hour. I’ll be performing a 15-to 20-minute set of some of my best, most popular and most recent work (in no particular order).
It will be good to be back in my poetry home, even just virtually, and see new friends and old! Please stop by for my set, then stay around for Lauren’s work and the open mic. The only thing missing will be Billy’s legendary baking!
For more information, check out the Facebook event, or just log onto Zoom to join us live.
See you there!
Hi! Once again I’ve been included in this cool show run by Samantha and Rudolfo Carrillo. It’s a great lineup and a wholesome (?) good time! Please come out Saturday September 26th at 7:00 p.m. if you’re in ‘Burque…and spread the word!
Hi there fans and fellow lovers of spoken word! Albuquerque is hosting the annual NATIONAL Women of the World (WOW) Poetry Slam this week, Wednesday through Saturday! On Saturday March 21st from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library (501 Copper Ave NW) I’ll be joining TWELVE other female poets to showcase the best of our local poetry and slam talent. Please come out to this free show, and spread the word. Learn more about WOW online, buy a ticket to the final championship even ton Saturday night, and learn more about the show on Facebook. See you at WOW!
A Happening for positivity, change and light! This Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque – spread the word!
Thanks everyone who came out to ArtBar last Saturday night, it was quite a show! If you’re looking for a fun time in Albuquerque this Sunday afternoon, come check out I’ll Drink to That, starting at 4:00 p.m., at the NEW location of Tractor Brewery — 1800 4th Street NW. I’ll be doing a poetry feature performance — and drinking some excellent beer!
One year ago today I first participated in the Albuquerque slam scene as the sacrificial poet at Poetry & Beer. Two championships, three features, multiple slams and tons of new friendships later, I can hardly believe it! All I set out to do was to try sharing some of my poems publically, and while things took off in a way I didn’t expect or intend, I’m still enjoying it and still making time for art and words among my many pursuits and commitments.
So come celebrate with me! Next Saturday, March 15th I offer some poems during the Rhythm & Words benefit for the Agora Crisis Center at ArtBar starting at 7:00 p.m. See Facebook for more info. No better way to celebrate my anniversary and the momentous Ides of March!
Hi! I hope Thanksgiving was a bounteous and restful time for you and yours! There’s one more slam between now and Friday, but chances are pretty good I’ll be in the lineup this Friday to compete with 9 other women to represent Albuquerque at the international level in March! Come out this Friday, 7:30 p.m., Outpost Theater in Albuquerque! Click here for more information and tickets!
Hi! Happy Friday the 13th! Much to my surprise, I made the finals for the Albuquerque city slam championship and the chance to complete for a spot in the Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, WA!
Come out and root for me and my other fabulous competitors next Saturday, September 21, at ArtBar in downtown Albuquerque (Gold & 2nd). Doors open at 6:30 and admission is $7 ($2 for club members, and under 21s permitted with parent or guardian).
This city’s slam poetry talent is super sick. Sacrifice poets are local poetry giants Jessica Helen Lopez and David Maile, and event is hosted by the eminent Don McIver. I share the competition stage with ridiculous poets like Sara Roman and Jesus Lucero — also local slam champs Brooke von Blomberg, Mercedez Holtry, Rich Boucher, Damien Flores, Zachary Kluckman, Emily Bjustrom, and Gigi Bella!
Not too bad for someone who’s only been slamming for a few months! 🙂
See you there!
Hi! If you’re free, come out to I’ll Drink to That Sunday, August 18, 2013, 4:00 – ??? at Tractor Brewery. I’ll be sharing the stage with fabulous local talent like Don McIver, Tanaya Winder, and more! I’ll be doing all new material. Come out for a fun afternoon of excellent beverages, good friends and inspiring artistic expression!