The Local Poets Guild has received a grant from the McCune Charitable Foundation. We appreciate their faith and support in this organization and are very grateful.
The Local Poets Guild’s mission is to advocate for poetry, develop audience, engage poets and foster the creative process, from conception and craft to publication and performance.
The Local Poets Guild offers programs including a rural writers residency, craft talks and workshops, featured readings, showcases, forthcoming publication of books and cds, and an online information hub, all completely community driven and requiring the best efforts of the poets involved.
The Local Poets Guild hopes to benefit New Mexico’s poets, emerging and established, and the poetry audience and larger community. By supporting and educating our poets, The Local Poets’ Guild is helping to raise the standards of excellence in poetry in New Mexico. Benefit conveys to the audience through better poetry and to the larger community through the integration of highly reputable poetics programming.
As individual poets begin to thrive, greater literature will be produced, increasing the reputation of Albuquerque as a center for great literary arts in the Southwest and helping to generate more national recognition.
More information soon! Lots of events and opportunities coming down the pike!