As part of April as National Poetry Month, here in Taos there have already been many wonderful gatherings, readings, and performances devoted to our love of poetry and local poets here in Taos. There are three more events this week, one workshop and two evenings of poetry readings. I will be presenting something different than I have ever before ~ a cross-pollination between my poetry and my photography, as well as a chance to share a number of my visual poems.
On Saturday evening at 5:30pm at SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest), I will be joining curator Ariana Kramer and two other poets, Sonja Kravanja and Fiona Sze-Lorrain, to share on a theme of Poetry in Translation. If you are any where in the local area of Taos, New Mexico, please consider joining us! These events are free (a few specific ones are not) and are presented by SOMOS and the Taos Arts Council, along with our amazingly creative curator (and also poet), Ariana Kramer. The latter of the month has another 4 events. See the flyer below for more details.
Concurrent with these events, I am also participating in “Poetry in Public Places”, where local poets have printed a poem of theirs, which was then placed in a frame and now dons the walls of one of numerous local establishments. My poem, “Brightness Spectrum“, is at Coffee Cats in the John Dunn Shops arcade right near the Taos Plaza. If you go for a visit to read the poems, please thank our hosts, Coffee Cats, for participating in this cultural celebration of poetry and local poets. 🙂
And a final note of mention, since my presentation is in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, I will have it documented and hope to share it here on my blog, in future!
Tomorrow here in Taos, New Mexico, we will be having our January edition of The Spoken Word Open Mic Series. If you happen to be close enough to join us in person, please do! 🙂
I am posting tonight to let you know that tomorrow:
Tuesday March 3rd from 11am to Noon MT (that’s starting at 10 am PT and 1pm for ET zone), I will be reading a selection of my poetry LIVE on Julia Daye‘s KNCE Radio show on True Taos Radio 93.5 FM. There will be three other poets reading their works, as well.
You can listen in online, if you aren’t local to Taos or don’t have an actual radio to listen to: http://truetaosradio.com/show/things/
There is an open mic event coming up this Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm at The Coffee Spot in Taos, New Mexico called The People’s Mic Poetry Night. Julia is host of the open mic and invited four poets to read ON AIR on Tuesday to drum up the spirit for this upcoming live poetry reading and musical open mic.
Thank you to all the recent followers of Contemplative Fire. I really appreciate your interest and continued reading of new poems and posts. THANK YOU ALL for supporting this blog and my continued writing. I only regret that I have not thanked you each personally!
Janice, Contemplative Fire