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!
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!
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! 🙂
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 y’all! I just won first place in the monthly Final Friday poetry slam here in Albuquerque, much to my surprise!! (After a couple not-so-great performances in the last few weeks). Thrilled to share the stage with some super talented local poets and the featured ABQ poetry slam team, leaving for Boston on August 12th! Keep checking my website for upcoming performances, including a feature performance on August 18th!