New Mexico

In 2018, Michelle Otero was named poet laureate of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Otero will serve a two-year term.

upcoming events

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Apr 11 2019
Voices of the Barrio

Join an "open-mic" community poetry reading with featured guest poets (which to date have included poets from throughout North America, from Mexico and from Ireland), now in our 4th year. Free admission, open to all. Hosted by poet Marcial Delgado.

804 Park Ave SW
(Southwest Corner of Central Ave. and 8th St.)
87102 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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At dusk, by the irrigation ditch
gurgling past backyards near the highway,
locusts raise a maze of calls in cottonwoods.

A Spanish girl in a white party dress
strolls the levee by the muddy water
where her small sister plunks in stones.

Beyond a low adobe wall and a wrecked car
men are pitching horseshoes in a

                —walking along a ridge of white sand—
                                                      it’s cooler below the surface—

                we stop and, gazing at an expanse
                             of dunes to the west,
                                         watch a yellow