Does Poetry Matter–Andrea Serrano

Poetry in Burque has become an exclusive club, both within the slam community and other types of poetry circles. A club in which there are gatekeepers, favorites and “up and coming” poets who are groomed to become said gatekeepers and favorites. That said, it is increasingly frustrating to participate in a scene that feels so… exclusionary. I find myself going north (Española and Santa Fe) because it feels like poetry -and poets of all types- matter more there than in my beloved city.

~Andrea Serrano