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National Poetry Month Celebration w/ Two Poets Laureate
National Poetry Month Celebration w/ Two Poets Laureate

Mon, Apr 01

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Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

National Poetry Month Celebration w/ Two Poets Laureate

Tommy Archuleta, Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2024 and Lauren Camp, New Mexico Poet Laureate 2022-2025 will celebrate National Poetry Month by reading from new works and old favorites.

Date, Time & Location

Apr 01, 2024, 6:00 PM MDT

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation and live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.

Order your copy of Tommy Archuleta's debut work, Susto ($ 16.95, paperback) online here and Lauren Camp's Worn Smooth Between Devourings (Sept. 2023) online here or call the store to order her new work, In Old Sky (publishing April) (505) 988-4226. 

About the Poet Laureates

Tommy Archuleta  was selected as the Santa Fe Poet Laureate in February 2024. He is a mental health and substance abuse counselor for the New Mexico Corrections Department. His work has appeared in the New England Review, the Laurel Review, Lily Poetry Review, the Cortland Review, Guesthouse, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series. A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, he lives with his family on the Cochiti Reservation. Archuleta’s first full-length collection, Susto, published by the University Press of Colorado in 2023. A chapbook, Fieldnotes, was published in the Lily Poetry Review. He is currently working on his second collection. Read more about his Poet Laureate announcement here.

Lauren Camp

New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently An Eye in Each Square (River River Books, 2023) and Worn Smooth Between Devourings (NYQ Books, 2023). She is writer and educator who works in the confluence of sound, psychology and language.

She was awarded a 2023 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship. Other honors include a Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award and the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. In 2022, she was Astronomer in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Lauren is the recipient of fellowships from Denver Botanic Gardens, The Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities and Black Earth Institute. She was a visiting writer at the Mayo Clinic, and artist in residence at Lowell Observatory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Missouri Review, and The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day.

Her work has been translated into Turkish, Mandarin, Serbian, Arabic, French and Spanish. She teaches for Poetry Out Loud-New Mexico and leads her own community workshops.

She has pivoted from a successful career as a visual artist (1996-2008). Her portrait series, “The Fabric of Jazz,” traveled to museums in ten cities. More artwork can be found in cultural centers, hospitals, museums, U.S. embassies and other organizations around the world. For 15 years, she was a producer and host for Santa Fe Public Radio.

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