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Convention Center Reading

I finalized my poem for the City of Albuquerque Unveiling of the Newly Renovated Convention Center. As the city’s Poet Laureate I will be reading this coming Thursday, October 23 at the ribbon cutting. 48 more words


ABQ Poet Laureates

The most beautiful first and second: Inaugural Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy and his successor, Jessica Helen Lopez. We are so fortunate for their dedication to this community and for their willingness to serve as official champions of it.


Haunted by I Love You

I will never forget finding the page where somebody wrote, ‘I LOVE YOU! That’s WHAT MATTERS!’ with a small broken heart drawn beside it.

It hurt, physically, to see that, because i could feel how that writer felt, and the hopelessness of that being the only way that writer felt safe to declare his/her feelings. 874 more words

In Our Community

Half an Hour -- Quote (50)

“Take the time to write. You can do your life’s work in half an hour a day.” — Robert Hass


Author Luis J. Rodriguez Named L.A. Poet Laureate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has a new poet laureate — best-selling author Luis J. Rodriguez.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he’s appointing Rodriguez to the two-year post. 90 more words