Category Archive: Fabric of Community

Why ABQ & Belize’s Virginia Hampton Writes & Performs

Fabric of Community:  Why I Write…& Perform By Virginia Hampton When I first moved to Albuquerque, I moved into a little apartment right across from a theatre which had been around since the… Continue reading

What Turning 21 Means in Poetryland, plus Matthew John Conley on Trinidad Sanchez Jr.

Albuquerque’s long-standing monthly Poetry & Beer series is finally old enough to drink–LEGALLY. What does it mean when a poetry series has been around 21 years? Is that even comprehensible? Month after month,… Continue reading

Fabric of Community: Prometheus in America’s Dairyland by James D. Autio

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”–Andy… Continue reading

Fabric of Community: Virginia Hampton Talking Choreopoem & Belize

(Beautiful Morning Pic of Virginia Hampton taken from ABQ by Shrayas) Talking from Belize … Returning to the Choreopoem … Gathering Fragments By Virginia Hampton In the past 6 months, I have been editing a… Continue reading

Fabric of Community: Virginia Hampton Back From Belize Talking Performance

Intro from Lisa Gill: If you’ve been around the Albuquerque scene long, you’ve gotta have some fine memories of Out Ch’Yonda and all the work of Virgina Hampton and Stefanie Willis with grassrootz… Continue reading

In Defense of Writers Block, or How To Advertise a Garage Sale in 1,150 Words

Sometimes, quite often, when I come across any random article, or famous book, or well-meaning how-to blog on the subject of overcoming writer’s block, I suffer a knee-jerk reaction. Overcome writer’s block!?!! I think we… Continue reading

Rabbit: Celebrate the “Good Poet” Peter

When I think of death, and what you’re supposed to do on the occasion of someone’s passing when they matter to you, I think first of my grandmother who threw a vase of… Continue reading