East of Every Edith in the World!
This Monday, September 17th, our weekly open mic is gonna help you gear up for Globalquerque, the premiere world music festival in Albuquerque every September. We encourage poets to bring poems that are set in other countries or reference travels… and as usual, feel free to share the work of other authors. The open mic has a two poem 4-minute limit. I’m gonna host and intersperse poems from all over the world… some of my faves for sure. And I have one I wrote I want to share that looks at a few odd intersections between China, Moriarty, and Viet Nam… close to my heart, because it includes cochineal!!! (and for other reasons).
Also FYI, there is no feature this time, as the week is huge and has many other events, including a music/text showcase at the Projects on Thursday, a featured reading by Margaret Randall and Tony Mares during Globalquerque’s free daytime Global Fiesta on Saturday… and the Outpost Performance Space presents David Moss, a vocalist who manipulates text, is at the planetarium on Friday as part of ISEA… on and on, a big boisterous beautiful week. (Watch for more blog posts on these other events.)
Also, we’re going to scratch the silent-writing before the open mic until we are able to more fully launch the space in October. Right now, we still have lots of behind-the-scenes shelf-building to do.
Hope you’ll join us to listen and share,