Coming up this Monday night, April 23rd at 7pm, we will be having our regular open mic at the Projects (3614 High Street NE, East of Edith and just north of Candelaria through the open garage doors). Jules Nyquist will tackle hosting duties – thank you, Jules! – and this night looks to be a wonderful evening for poetry and for poetry in Albuquerque!
Here’s a little bit about Ben:
Benjamin Bormann has been writing and performing poetry in Albuquerque since 2005. In 2007, he was a finalist in the Albuquerque Grand Slam at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. He has been published in various local prints, including “Earth Ships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection“, “The Fixed and Free Anthology”, UNM’s “Medical Muse”, and “Artistica: A Poetry Zine”. He has featured at the Sumner & Dene art gallery poetry series “The Treehouse”, in the multi-art showcases “Les Artes Eclectic” and “The Dancing Cup”, and twice held spotlight features at the Sunday Spoken Word Series at the ABQ Center for Peace & Justice. His poetry strives to evoke a common, and ancient, sense of place and self, and explores the intimacy of the relationship between humanity and its home.
The East of Edith Poetry Open Mic takes place every Monday night at the Projects, 3614 High Street NE. Sign-up to read between 6:30 and 6:50 pm.
Hope to see you all on Monday night!