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!
It was a great show last Friday — all the seasoned pros and newbies alike brought their best game, had fun, and supported each other loudly and generously! I made it to the third round and came in 4th place overall, and also got some enthusiastic responses from audience members and helpful feedback from coaches. Thanks to everyone who came out (and to those who cheered from a distance!) and felicidades to the winner, the consistently amazing Jessica Helen Lopez who will rep ‘Burque at the national WOW slam in Austin next March! Click here to see some photos of the event!
Oh my! My goal tonight was to not get cut in the first round (of four). Not only did I not get cut in the first round, I came in 6th out of 10. I advanced to the second round and placed 3rd out of 7! Then I went on to the third round and came in 4th of 5! Does that mean I’m #4 in the city? Wow! It was a great night, everyone was on their game, and the crowd had fabulous energy. Damien Flores got the title (felicidades!) followed by Zachary Kluckman and Mercedes Holtry. I’m just stoked to have been included on the stage with some of the poets I most admire in this super-talented city. Today was a good day — buenas noches Burque! 🙂