Thu, Sep 28|
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Levi Romero and Michelle Otero Host Poets Featured in New Mexico Poetry Anthology
New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023 is an "ode and homage to nuestra querencia, our beloved homeland, edited by Levi Romero and Michelle Otero.
Date, Time & Location
Sep 28, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store event and live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.
Pre-order copies of New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023 ($34.95, paperback) online or by calling the store to order (505) 988-4226. Signed copies will be available after the event.
These voices rise as a canto, singing the joys, sorrows, and praises of individual experiences to form a poetry collective that encompasses the poetic-cultural landscape that is New Mexico.”—Levi Romero (New Mexico Inaugural Poet Laureate) and Michelle Otero (Emerita Albuquerque Poet Laureate)
Two hundred original, previously unpublished poems explore themes such as community, culture, history, identity, landscape, and water. From a diverse group of poets, the poems are introspective and personal; reflective and astute; steady and celebratory. Including poignant, unique, even humorous perspectives on life in New Mexico influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, this collective of voices serves as a welcome remedio to all aspects of post-pandemic life, for ears aching for words of beauty, strength, and solace as we emerge from the cocoon of survivability.
The following poets from the anthology will read their work this evening. Following the reading there will be an audience q & a followed by a book signing.
Alfredo Celedon Lujan
Marina deBellagente La Palma
Jessica Ann Sanchez
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington