National Poetry Month Celebration at Bookworks

Bookworks | 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Join Bookworks for their annual National Poetry Month Celebration!

On Monday, April 1st, in collaboration with UNM Press, Bookworks is thrilled to once again celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading and signing featuring six local poets.

Two UNM Press titles will be featured at Bookworks' National Poetry Month celebration: Open Hearted Horizon and Sidewalk CruiseshipFeatured works will include the new anthology Open-Hearted Horizon: An Albuquerque Poetry Anthology — edited by Valerie Martínez and Dr. Shelle VanEtten de Sánchez — as well as celebrating the release of Mary Oishi’s new poetry collection, Sidewalk Cruiseship.

Poets in attendance:

  • Mary Oishi, Albuquerque Poet Laureate, 2020 – 2022
  • Anna C. Martinez, Current Albuquerque Poet Laureate, 2022 – 2024
  • Michelle Otero, Albuquerque Poet Laureate, 2018 – 2020
  • V.B. Price, Multi-Award Winning Poet
  • Hakim Bellamy, Inaugural Albuquerque Poet Laureate, 2012 – 2014
  • Valerie Martínez, Santa Fe Poet Laureate, 2008 – 2010

Our MC for the evening will be Dr. Shelle VanEtten de Sánchez, Arts & Culture Director for the City of Albuquerque.

Books by all the wonderful poets in attendance will be available at the event.