Wordplay/World-Play: Margaret Randall & Tony Mares at Gobalquerque!

Margaret Randall and Tony Mares, two of Albuquerque’s most dedicated and renowned poets, continue Local Poets Guild’s outreach at the amazing world music festival Globalquerque! Margaret Randall will share poems from a new book about Cambodia, and Tony Mares will share poems from recent times spent in Spain. This will be part of the Globalquerque’s free daytime events during the Global Fiesta and take place at 1pm Saturday September 22 in the Wells Fargo Theater on the grounds of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

About Margaret Randall:

Margaret Randall (New York, 1936) is a poet, essayist and photographer. Her most recent poetry collections are RUINS (University of New Mexico Press), MY TOWN, AS IF THE EMPTY CHAIR / COMO SI LA SILLA VACIA and WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (Wings Press). Her most recent book of essays, FIRST LAUGH, appeared from University of Nebraska Press in 2011. A new essay collection, MORE THAN THINGS, is scheduled for release in 2013, and a new collection of poems, THE RHIZOME AS A FIELD OF BROKEN BONES will be out from Wings next year as well. Margaret lives in Albuquerque but travels widely to read and lecture.

About Tony Mares:

E. A. “Tony” Mares has published extensively in local, regional, national, and international venues.  This includes six books of poetry, and one of translations of the poems of Ángel González.  Tony’s poetry books include The Unicorn Poem & Flowers and Songs of Sorrow; With the Eyes of a Raptor, his translations of poems by the noted Spanish poet Ángel González; Casi Toda la Música y otros poemas/Almost All the Music and Other Poems; Astonishing Light: Conversations I Never Had with Patrociño Barela; Río Del Corazón for Voices of the American Land.Mares’s poems have been published in the recent anthologies Elegant Rage: A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie; La Llorona; Malpaís Review; How To; The Más Tequila Review, Albuquerque, NM; Harwood Anthology ; Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, 2006;fiction in the anthology Santa Fe Nativa, and much more.

About the whole Globalquerque festival!

Another unbelievable line-up this year, with musicians from all around the globe. Check out this line-up:

La Familia Vigil (NM, USA), Bettye LaVette (USA),Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (Colombia), Ali Akbar Moradi Ensemble(Kurdistan, Iran), R. Carlos Nakai Earth Sounds Ensemble (Navajo-Ute/Mongolia/ UK), Ozomatli (USA)Plena Libre (Puerto Rico), Razia (Madagascar),Keith Secola Band (featuring the Wild Band Dancers) (Anishinabe), Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès (Haiti), Zeb & Haniya (Pakistan), The Big Spank (NM, USA)Bombino (Niger), Canteca de Macao (Spain), EarthRise SoundSystem (USA),  Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird (Germany)
A huge fantabulous amazing ear experience!!!

All events for Globalquerque Sept 21/22 take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center  (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez)

For information on the whole festival and ticket prices, please see www.globalquerque.org (Our event is part of the festival’s very-generously-free daytime activities which offer tons for kids too…)

This one is a must-attend! ANd Local Poets Guild is honored to be able to participate again and offer important work from Tony Mares and Margaret Randall. Another one I’ll be so honored to host!