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a place for poetry and play
1001 1/2 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Enter on GRANITE, between 5th and 6th. (Granite is one block south of Mountain)
Free parking after 5 pm and on weekends.
*********2016 EVENTS ***************************
NATHAN BROWN – Writing Workshop - Saturday, October 1 – 10 am – 2 pm
How to have a daily writing practice/organize your poems into themes/edit & perform your work. Nathan is a poet/musician and the former poet laureate of Oklahoma.
LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE – $40 includes refreshments. Register at www.julesnyquist.com (events) or at the door
MANUEL GONZALES – ALBUQUERQUE POET LAUREATE – Friday, October 7 @ 6 pm – with daughter Sarita. This is the First Friday Art Crawl – check out new art by local poets in the Poetry Playhouse Gallery! Free.
DICK BAKKEN & NATE MAXSON – Tuesday October 11 @ 7 pm, doors open 6:30.
Free – pass the hat for the poets – books for sale – refreshments. Open mic for first 5.
JOHN ROCHE – the Projective Poem
Reading and Writing Open Field Poetry- 4 week class -
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 - 6-8:30 pm
Charles Olson's "Projective Verse" essay, Jack Kerouac's "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and Denise Levertov's "Some Notes on Organic Form" were essential to creating the New American Poetry of the 1960s and 1970s a re-envisioning of free verse that became known as Projective Verse or Open Field Poetry or Black Mountain Poetry, and helped influence seven decades of experimentation. We will be reading these key essays and others by Robert Creeley, etc., plus some of the poetry they inspired, as well as trying out these approaches in our own writing.
LIMITED to 10 PEOPLE - $65 for four weeks.
Includes all handouts. No books required. Refreshments.
Register on line www.julesnyquist.com (events)
DONALD LEVERING – Writing Workshop – Saturday, November 5 – 11 am – 2 pm
Pumping up the Pantoum
Join Santa Fe poet Donald Levering as we explore the pantoum!
LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE - $20 includes refreshments. Register at www.julesnyquist.com (events) or at the door.
SUNDAY, NOV 13 - 2 pm MARGARET RANDALL AND DVD: el corno emplumado
Jules' Poetry Playhouse is happy to welcome Margaret Randall! We will be showing the DVD: el corno emplumado:the history of the sixties and poet Margaret Randall will join us for discussion. DVD is aprx one hour.
el corno emplumado (the feathers of Quetzalcoatl with the jazz horn)
was a journal started by Margaret Randall and Sergio Mondragon in Mexico that debuted in January 1962. The documentary takes a journey into the past to revisit the histories, thoughts, dreams and visions of those poets that during the sixties came together to produce the Plumed Horn. in the eight years of existence, it became a cultural bridge between North and South America and one of the most significant poetry magazines in the vanguard of the era.
Margaret Randall will also have DVD's for sale of this film. She will also have some of her many books and be available for signing.
Free. Donations accepted. Refreshments and popcorn served.
Come join us for this very special event with Margaret Randall.
Note the Poetry Playhouse is a small space that holds about 15 to 18 people. DVD will be shown on a regular (vintage) tv screen.
Doors open at 1:30, come early, film starts at 2 pm and discussion follows.
LAWRENCE WELSH- CANCELLED
Wednesday, December 7 at 6 pm
Albuquerque poet Mary Dezember reads from her new book of poems,
Still Howling to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems.
A clip from the movie “Howl” will also be shown, followed by discussion. Free. Refreshments. Books for sale.
LEGENDS & MONSTERS ANTHOLOGY READING & BOOK SALE
Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) Poets contributing to the Legends & Monsters anthology share their work! Featuring: Mikki Aronoff, Karin Bradberry, Debbi Broady, Tina Carlson, Deb Coy, Susy Crandall, Jesse Ehrenberg, Teresa Gallion, Ginny Gaskill, Iris Gersh, Jules Nyquist, Susan Paquet, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, John Roche, Jeanne Shannon, Jon VerPloegh, Denise Weaver Ross, Scott Wiggerman and Artwork by Eliza Schmid and Denise Weaver Ross. Art and books for sale, refreshments. Free admission.
The entrance to Jules' Poetry Playhouse is on GRANITE, between 5th and 6th, Albuquerque. Free street parking.
Questions? email email@example.com
******PAST EVENTS 20106 ******
Monday, July 18th - MOVIE NIGHT - 6 pm - at Jules' Poetry Playhouse
enter on GRANITE between 5th & 6th, Albuquerque.
6 pm - doors open, popcorn and refreshments!
6:30 pm - movie starts (1 hour)
followed by discussion
MOVIE: "The Practice of the Wild: A Conversation with Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison" (52 minutes, DVD)
I've been wanting to show this film ever since Jim Harrison passed away earlier this year. This movie follows Snyder and Harrison as two old friends wandering along the trails of the central California coast, debating the pros and cons of everything, poetry and life all-around.
Jules will share some of her favorite Jim Harrison poems and bring his books. Others are welcome to share any Snyder or Harrison insights, stories, poems or books that they like.
WED July 27, 2016 - 7 pm John Dorsey and the Cringers: the Poetry Sucks Tour
From the shores of Lake Erie, poets John Dorsey, Nathanael Stolte, Mistral Khan-Becerra, and Robert Smith present the "Poetry Sucks" tour.
at Jules' Poetry Playhouse - enter on GRANITE between 5th & 6th, Albuquerque.
John Dorsey is a poet, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter who has lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio, where he writes for the Toledo Free Press and the Glass City Muse. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including "Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer" (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), "Sodomy is a City in New Jersey" (American Mettle Books, 2010), "Leaves of Ass" (Unadorned Press, 2011), and "Appalachian Frankenstein" (GTK Press, 2015). Dorsey has performed with noted poets like S.A. Griffin, Scott Wannberg, Ellyn Maybe, and David Smith, and co-edited, with David Smith, "Numbskull Sutra: The Selected, Collected, and Rejected Poems of S.A. Griffin" (Rank Stranger Press, 2007). His play "Moon Magnets" was produced off-Broadway at the Producer’s Club in NYC and a feature-length motion picture, "Buffalo Diamonds," is in post-production.
Nathanael William Stolte co-hosts the Ground and Sky Buffalo Poetry Series at Rust Belt Books, is a member of Just Poets of Rochester, and published his first chapbooks "A Beggar’s Book of Poems" and "Bumble Bee Petting Zoo" in 2015. This year he has published "9 by NWS" and "8 by NWS." His fifth chapbook, "Fool Song," is due this summer. He is one-third of CWP Collective Press and co-founder of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. He is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo bred and corn-fed poet. His works have been described as cathartic-confessional and nostalgic-reverie.
Mistral Khan-Becerra is the first person in her Chilean family born in the United States. She is also a member of Just Poets of Rochester. Her writing focuses on the discrepancy between perceived intimacy, and actual intimacy present within familial and romantic relationships. Her first chapbook, "Could I Stay Here?", was published in February of this year. Mistral is one-third of CWP Collective Press and co-founder of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective.
Robert Smith (not that Robert Smith) is a second-generation American. Born in the West of Buffalo, and raised in the South, Robert draws his poetry from memories that are splattered across his Buffalo upbringing. Whether the message be abstract or concrete, the foundation of the poem is most likely rooted from some corner in the Frankenstein city that is Buffalo. Writers from the Beat Era play a large role, and he also draws from early American Romantics. Robert writes to express the struggle of the poverty American upbringing, and hopes to capture it, and preserve it.
April 1, 2016 - Pasadena, California Public Library at 2 pm
AWP Poetry Reading
Reading at the Mo' Joe event at the Pasadena Public Library on April 1 at 2 pm will be Beatlick publisher Pamela Hirst, FootHills publisher Michael Czarnecki, and Shabda Press publisher Teresa Mei Chuc, as well as Michael C. Ford, Gayle Lauradunn, Adam Francis Cornford, Sandra Mendez Rosenbaum, Jules Nyquist, and John Roche. For more info on the AWP conference:
facebook: Mo'Joe Pasadena Library Poetry Reading
Saturday, April 9 - UNM 12th Annual Writer's Conference
Jules will be presenting a poetry workshop at this conference.
.Editors and agents from New York City will join with authors and teachers to explore the latest trends in publishing including short stories, novels, narrative non-fiction, poetry and memoir. In addition individual pitch sessions with agents and editors at no additional cost will be offered to those who register before April 1
More info and to register: http://ce.unm.edu/enrichment/classes/writers-conference.php
Sunday, April 17 at 3 pm at Jules' Poetry Playhouse
on GRANITE between 5th & 6th, Albuquerque.
The Lonesome Sestina class students will be reading their sestinas from our 6 week class. Books will also be for sale!
Editor/instructor/host Jules Nyquist
Come and see what the sestina excitement is all about! Free. Refreshments. Books for sale.
Saturday, April 23rd - NMSPS Albuquerque State Convention and Book Fest
10am - 5 pm
Jules Nyquist & John Roche will be presenting a workshop on Poetry & Play.
LOTS of workshops and events - I encourage you to register early and become a NM State Poetry Society Member for $20.
If you are member you can also sell your books at the book table.
New Mexico State Poetry Society Convention and Annual Meeting
Monte Vista Christian Church
3501 Campus Blvd. NE
Plan to join us in a day of celebrating poetry. The day will include poetry workshops, Open Mic reading time, youth poets, spoken word performance poets, the NMSPS business meeting, lunch, and snacks.
There will be a table available for NMSPS members to sell their books.
Wednesday, May 25th - 6:30 pm at Jules' Poetry Playhouse
Santa Fe poet Donald Levering reads from his work.
Free and open to the public, books for sale.
PREVIOUS 2016 events****************
Sunday, January 31 - 2 - 4 pm at Tortuga Gallery
House of Cards Anthology poetry reading - poets from the in-process poetry anthology will read their work
Exhibit on display by Denise Weaver Ross (if you haven't seen her House of Cards paintings, this is another chance!)
Free and open to the public, books for sale
Tortuga Gallery is on 901 Edith Blvd SE, ABQ (off Broadway & Pacific, park on Pacific)
Monday, February 15th - 6:30-8:30 pm at the Poetry Playhouse
Reading from the newly-released anthology:
Poetry in Place: Autumn Writing from the Bosque
All poets in this anthology are encouraged to read - invite your friends! Books also for sale at a special $5 rate (normally $10 on line) Refreshments and poetry reading. Free and open to the public.
The Poetry Playhouse is on Granite Street between 5th & 6th (1001 1/2 5th Street NW, ABQ)
Saturday, February 27th - 3 pm at the Poetry Playhouse
Jeanne Shannon reads from her new book: Summoning. A collection of poems and hybrid works that address the natural world, art and music, the dreamlike regions of memory, and the mysterious. (Mercury Heartlink) Free and open to the public. Books for sale. Refreshments.
The Poetry Playhouse is on Granite Street between 5th & 6th (1001 1/2 5th Street NW, ABQ)
Saturday, March 5th - 4 pm at the Poetry Playhouse - $5
Troubadour poet/musician Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown is the former poet laureate of Oklahoma and has performed readings and house concerts from South Texas to Minnesota, as well as from Portland, Oregon to the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. In an evening of songs, poems, and stories carefully woven together in and through themes of family, faith, heroes, and lost love, this poet/troubadour takes us back to the days of the French salon. These intimate gatherings of like minds and lovers of the arts allow for unique dialogue and a sharing of intellects between performer and audience that are hard to achieve in any other setting.
An intimate house concert of poetry, music and storytelling especially for the Jules' Poetry Playhouse audience.
Seating is LIMITED to 20 people. Tickets are $5 on-line and at the door.
PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS ON LINE http://www.julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10244970.htm