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!
Not only is a run of Urban Verbs being performed this next weekend, and we still have some tix giveaways for that June 17th going on here, but the Southwest Shootout is taking place also. A power-packed weekend with all the poetry you need…
So yes, as Don McIver says, The Poets are coming! The Poets are coming!
Join poetry slam teams from Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and New Mexico at the 2011 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam in Albuquerque on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. The word slinging begins Friday night at Winning’s Coffee Company and the Peace & Justice Center at 7 PM with two bouts, then the poets drift over to Brickyard Pizza for Head to Head Haiku. Then on Saturday, the winning teams from the night before compete for the title at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from Saturday’s final benefit the 2011 ABQ Slam Team as they fundraise for the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Boston. So, come check out some poetry and support your slam team at the same time!
What: 2011 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam
When: Friday, June 17th at 7 PM and Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 PM
Where: Friday at Winning’s Coffee Company & the Peace & Justice Center
Saturday at NHCC’s Bank of America Theater
How much: Friday’s events are free, Saturday’s finals are $10.
For more information, please visit www.abqslams.orgor call (505)254-2285.
Have a great weekend and enjoy as many shows as you are able to catch!