Thu, Jul 20|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Legible Walls: Poems for Santa Fe Murals
Challenging and opening our perceptions of the city, this collection of poems, essayistic prose fragments, and images rounds out Darryl Lorenzo Wellington’s tenure as Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2021-2023. Darryl will be in conversation with mural artist, John Paul Granillo.
Date, Time & Location
Jul 20, 2023, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store presentation and will be live-streamed to Zoom. Register to watch on Zoom here.
Purchase signed copies of Legible Walls from CW by calling the store to order (505) 988-4226.
“I see mirages—my books, that is, generally speaking begin with collections of riddles, tiny insidious lights, mysterious UFOs and mirages that beckon me. After I became the Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2021-2023, I crisscrossed the city bringing my lessons to public and private schools and schoolchildren. Then I retraced my routes bringing the poems they had written back home. I visited sections of the city I had never visited before, and along the way—whether to success, failure, or poetry and play—painted walls beckoned me…” – Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
About the Poet
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, 2021-23 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, is a poet, playwright, performance artist, essayist, and journalist who has lived in Santa Fe for ten years. Mr. Wellington has over twenty years of experience as a freelance journalist and essayist publishing magazine feature articles, political commentary, poetry, and book reviews appearing in publications such as Dissent, The Nation, The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Crisis (The NAACP magazine,) The Christian Science Monitor, The Progressive, The Common Review, Boston Review, ABZ Magazine, Drum Voices, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education N+1, amongst others.
His poetry chapbook Life’s Prisoners received the 2017 Turtle Island Quarterly Chapbook Award. Wellington has been featured on the Travis Smiley Radio Show. He also writes a syndicated editorial column for The Progressive Media Project. Since 2016, he has been a Writing/Communications Fellow with the Center for Community Change, a Washington, DC-based organization that supports low-income people of color.