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Jules' Poetry Playhouse
Jules Nyquist, MFA, Founder & President

 Jules' Poetry Playhouse, LLC

A place for poetry and play - writing retreats & classes, publications, library, gallery.

 Jules Nyquist & John Roche


Established 2012 - current location since January 2019.

11 Homestead Lane

Placitas, NM 87043


Watch here for more classes and gatherings ON LINE in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We support physical distancing - staying social!


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Jules Nyquist  interviewed on word.kjzz.org  91.5 FM Tempe, AZ for Int'l Women's HERstory Month
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John Roche interviewed on KJZZ.org for National Poetry Month  April 2020

John's interview starts 19 minutes in, and shares his poem Social Distancing.  John is the second guest on the show after a quite interesting interview with Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowsky.   Click on the blue LISTEN NOW bar to play the interview.  Find out - what would Walt Whitman do in the COVID-19 era?



"One knows what one has lost, but not what one may find"

                                                         -- George Sand


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Jules Nyquist & John Roche at Jules' Poetry Playhouse

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Students Martha and Jude in the classroom


Poetry Playhouse

Black arrow points to the left

Footprints uncertain

             -- Hollie    (from class January 2020)


January 2020 at Jules' Poetry Playhouse

Weathergrams January 2020



Playing Around at Jules' Playhouse

                poem by Megan Baldrige

At Jules' Poetry Playhouse

Jules and Poe are playing Pied Piper

to plucky and pusillanimous poets

who are playing

around with words.


Here at the Playhouse,

poets make a play for the right word.

Sometimes the words

play hard to get,

but they stay in play,

playing the parts of ingenues

and veterans in playful poetry.


Playing hooky from ordinary use,

playing off each other.

Words are kept in play,

playing together,

they play nice, not nice

for momentary pleasure,

or they play for keeps

and we play along.


At play in the fields of this Playhouse,

don't you roll over and play dead

we're playing with poetry

we're not playing at poetry.

We're playing for all it's worth

playing the words up

playing around with them

playing down the humdrum,

bringing all of our voices into play,

and we're in La Burque

so we don't need to worry

if it will play in Peoria.


Megan Baldrige is the author of several books of poetry published by Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications.



Directions to Jules’ Poetry Playhouse

11 Homestead Lane, Placitas, NM 87043


Take I-25 and exit at 242 for Placitas. Head east 2.3 miles. You will pass the Homestead shopping center (and the Merc) on your left. The first DIRT ROAD on your left is Homestead Lane. Jules’ Poetry Playhouse is the first house on the left.   Drive around to your left to the far west end of the wall and the last door is the entrance to the Poetry Playhouse.  Park anywhere near the circular drive.

Note on construction in Bernalillo:  We recommend going I-25 to Placitas. Avoid the Rio Rancho or Bernalillo  areas as there is a 2 year construction project.   If you exit on I-25 into Placitas you will AVOID the traffic delays. Updates: https://keepmoving550.com/ 





Homesick, then by Jules Nyquist

is a 2018 NM/AZ Book Award winner in poetry