FYI, ABQ! –new way to share news via LPG blog

I’ve created a new online forum specifically to announce literary news that is relevant to the ABQ poetry area. Later, in time, when I figure out the tech issues, we’ll find ways to… 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, Amanda, Hakim Workshop

Here’s more word for Virginia Hampton on the forthcoming workshop July 21. Later, I think she’ll be offering the blog more thoughts and perspectives on choreopoetry, hopefully Belize, and radical subjectivity, but for now… Continue reading

How Marianne Moore Helped Me Travel from a University in Fargo/Moorhead to a Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa

Over beers near the railroad tracks in Fargo, North Dakota, a concrete worker told me that a couple of my landscape poems reminded him of Elizabeth Bishop’s work. Talk about a pick-up line.… Continue reading

Philosophical Knees, Time & the Pill Abacus, Geography & Parietal Community

I reread the blog post intro I wrote for Virginia Hampton’s workshop and realized the dates I referenced were a decade off. Ten full years. WHOAH, where am I? When am I? What… 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

Silence Ire (contemplating the possibility of resilience)

Above is a photo I took hiking the Ojito. Below is a recent LPG project, part of what we hope will become a series of short videos exploring different aspects of survival and… Continue reading

OUTSpoken at PrideFest Saturday June 29th

On Saturday, June 29th @ PrideFest EXPO New Mexico, you will have a chance to hear topnotch poetry from participants in the OUTSpoken series, read in the open mic, catch a cameo from… Continue reading

The EAR, the almost-PODIUM, & the STAGE

Albuquerque has a tremendously healthy and vibrant poetry scene with a true mainstay of wide-ranging opportunities for people to listen, to share, to be featured…. Periodically, LPG tries to check in to give… Continue reading