2021 Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Psalms at the Present Time
Date, Time & Location
About the Event
If you plan to join us in-store, we will be taking COVID precautions - masks will be required for the duration of the program and seating will be spaced accordingly. We will be simultaneously live Zooming our events for those out of town or who would prefer it. You can register to watch it here on Zoom.
Pre-order signed copies of Psalms from CW. Book publishes November 15.
As a poet, playwright, performance artist, essayist and journalist, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is a writer of many forms. But even his poetry presents a broad and multicultural aesthetic - spoken word, literary and verse forms, politics, and more. In Psalms at the Present Time, he is at his eclectic best. “On and beyond the horizon, Wellington’s excursions into our body politic, psyche, purpose, and existence are multilayered and multifaceted. Content and craft are given equal time and focus. There is a nuanced reacquaintance with poetry’s significance in Psalms at the Present Time. This poet chooses sturdy ethos and empowering authenticity. It is a worthwhile expedition.” —Uche Nduka, Author of Living in Public and Facing You.
About the Poet
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is the 2021-23 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An uprooted Southerner who is now a New Mexican, he has been a professional journalist for the over 20 years, with articles, fiction and poetry in The Nation, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and many other places. His essays on poverty, economic justice, race relations, African American history, civil rights history, and post-Katrina New Orleans have appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic, Dissent, Crisis (The NAACP magazine), The Guardian, and many more. Psalms at the Present Time is his first full-length collection. In the arts (sometimes in life) he loves playing with fire.