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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 ROCHEthe 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.





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.



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 julesnyquist@yahoo.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!
Sestina troubadours:
Mikki Aronoff
Megan Baldrige
James Dilworth
Winter Elise
Kate Padilla

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
Albuquerque, NM
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.
MAY 2016
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

Tuesday, March 8th - 7 pm at the Poetry Playhouse
Visiting Minnesota poet and storyteller Loren Niemi reads from
"Coyote Flies Coach" at Jules' Poetry Playhouse. Free and
open to the public. Books for sale. Refreshments served.
Enter on Granite between 5th and 6th.
Niemi's Coyote Flies Coach is a collection of 20 philosophically unhinged Coyote poems - part of a larger body of work - written between 1990 and 2015. Loren Niemi is an innovative
storyteller, published poet, the author of "The New Book of Plots" and co-author with Elizabeth Ellis of the critically acclaimed, "Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories." He teaches Storytelling in the Theater Program at Metro State University in Minneapolis, MN and provides workshops, coaching, message framing and consulting services for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies around the country.
Saturday, March 12th - join us anytime 11 am onward
Poets in Placitas  Adventures with Larry Goodell:  Literary Tour and Conversation
Explore the history of poets in Placitas with distinguished poet Larry Goodell, founder of Duende Press and a Placitas resident since 1963.


11 am at the Placitas Community Library (453 NM-165):
A Conversation with Larry Goodell

Noon: A Walking Tour of Placitas, led by Larry Goodell, who will point out the places where noted artists and poets have lived, including Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, and Kell Robertson.

1 pm: Lunch on your own (we 'll reserve one or more large tables at The Range, Bernalillo). Some may prefer to eat at The Freight Room, Abuelitas, etc.

3 pm: Poetry at the historic Silva's Saloon in Bernalillo. Featured poet Larry Goodell, followed by open mic. We urge folks to read poems by some of the noted poets who read at Silva's or The Thunderbird Bar in the 1960s and 1970s, including Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Gene Frumkin, Bill Pearlman, and Kell Robertson.
This event is co-sponsored by the Placitas History Project, Duende Press, Jules' Poetry Playhouse, and is event #3 in the Exploding Poems Series.

Saturday, March 26 - 3 to 5 pm
Visiting FootHills poets (and Mo' Joe contributor) from western NY  Michael Czarnecki  reads from his work.  Open mic as time permits.  Free and open to the public, books for sale.
at the Poetry Playhouse, 1001 1/2 5th Street NW (enter and park on Granite)
And, if you are in the Los Angeles area.... (off-site event part of the AWP conference)
Friday, April 1, 2016

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91101
Mo' Joe Anthology Poetry Reading / Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective: Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library/
Mo' Joe Anthology Poetry Reading (Beatlick Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico). Poetry reading by various poets published by the small presses in the Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective: FootHills Publishing (Wheeler Hill, New York), Hummingbird Press (Madison, Wisconsin & Seattle, Washington), Many Voices Press (Kalispell, Montana) and Shabda Press (Pasadena, California). ​
Contact: Teresa Mei Chuc
Organization: Mo' Joe Anthology Poetry Reading / Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective



SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2016  2 - 5 pm


1001 1/2 5th Street NW, Albuquerque (enter on Granite, between 5th and 6th)

free street parking

2 pm - ribbon cutting!

refreshments, open mic poetry reading, music by Be Be La La throughout the day, tshirts, books and merchandise for sale, cookies and treats!

Jules Nyquist (left) and John Roche at the Poetry Playhouse Grand Opening.  January 10, 2016.

 Be Be La La played at the Poetry Playhouse Grand Opening (Maryse Lapierre and Alicia Ultan) 

********* 2015 EVENTS ****************************************************


Sunday, October 18, 1-3 pm at Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque

Come and attend a Ekhrastic Poetry Workshop led by Jules Nyquist during Denise Weaver Ross' show “House of Cards: The Whole Deck.”

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

Coffee and Bagels provided.    Free.  Tortuga Gallery is at 901 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM  87102



Poetry in Place Bosque Workshop and Reading - Open Space Visitor Center, Sat Sept 26, 2015.  http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/events/poetry-in-place-workshop-and-reading


Poetry exploration and reading in Old Town Albuquerque

Saturday, May 30, 2015 11 am to 5 pm

Poetry of Play in Old Town Albuquerque
and the Rattlesnake Museum

“What are you afraid of?” Asks the mama rattlesnake. “My shadow!” says the baby snake. (Shadows can haunt you all your life if you let them). “It’s just a shadow,” says mama rattlesnake. “Turn around and it’s not there, see?” Baby snake coils up, still a bit scared. “Do you love me?” asks baby snake. “Of course,” says mama rattlesnake. All snakes just want a little love.

11 am Meet at Jules’ Poetry Playhouse 1814 Old Town Rd NW, ABQ 87104. Free street parking. Pick up instructions for the Scavenger Hunt in Old Town

11:30 am Walk around Old Town in small groups for poetry scavenger hunt and optional writing exercises. Bring a camera or use your phone to take pictures for the scavenger hunt.

1:30 pm Late lunch at High Noon Restaurant in Old Town. We’ll be in the bar area, nice and cool. Dark. Surrounded by Santos. Share what you found. Buy your own meal.

2:45 pm Walk to the Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town. Admission is $5. Chairs will be set up for our reading at 3 pm. Open to the public. Open mic poems on snakes, amphibians, fish, reptiles, shadows. Bring a poem of your own or from someone else and also share what you’ve written today. Live rattlesnakes are in cages, along with other rattlesnake memorabilia. The Poetry Playhouse has adopted a Costa Rican Rattlesnake. A name for the male Costa Rican Rattlesnake will be voted on, winner gets a small prize. Snacks and beverages provided.

5 pm Depart the Rattlesnake Museum (it’s open until 6 pm if you want to browse) and back to the Poetry Playhouse. Depart for home.

Hope to see you there!


SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015- 6 pm

JIM LENFESTEY reads AT THE POETRY PLAYHOUSE from his new book SEEKING THE CAVE A Pilgrimmage to Cold Mountain (Milkweed Editions)

I am pleased to welcome visiting Minnesota poet James Lenfestey to the Poetry Playhouse. Jim's new book is "Seeking the Cave - A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain" (Milkweed Editions).

In this transformative new book, award-winning poet and essayist James Lenfestey makes an epic journey across the world to find the Cold Mountain Cave, a location long believed to exist only in myths, and the ancient home of his idol Han Shan, author of the Cold Mountain poems and a legend in the history of both Chinese and international poetic tradition. Lenfestey’s voyage takes him from the Midwestern US to Tokyo to a road trip across the expanse of China with frequent excursions into the country’s rich historical and cultural landm...arks. As he makes his way to the cave, Lenfestey learns more than history or geography, he discovers his identity as a writer and a poet.

Interspersed with poems by both the author and Han Shan, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain will appeal to lovers of travel narrative and poetry alike.

"A lively, profound and profoundly personal book." - Gary Snyder

"A lively account of Lenfestey's trip to China, Seeking the Cave unites our brief literary life with the ancient richness of Chinese culture." -- Robert Bly

Doors open 6 pm - Jules' Poetry Playhouse. Reading starts aprx 6:30 pm. Free. Pass the hat for the poet. Books for sale. Short open mic follows. Refreshments provided.

More info on the book: http://milkweed.org/shop/product/347/





THURSDAY, January 1st 2015 - 6 pm

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 - 6 pm

The Poetry Playhouse invites Minnesota poet Lynette Reini-Grandell as she reads from her poetry collection: Approaching the Gate by Holy Cow! Press. Jules and Lynette are long-time friends and met on the Minneapolis Write on Radio! show where Lynette is still host. Please join us for an evening of poetry and maybe some special music by Venus de Mars. Doors open 6 pm, reading starts at 6:30 pm. Free. Pass the hat for the poet. Books for sale.  Mini-holiday party and refreshments.  A short open mic follows. You can find out more about Lynette at http://www.reini-grandell.com/


**************2014 events  **************************************************


OCTOBER 4TH - ALBUQUERQUE - The Poetry Playhouse is pleased to feature  El Paso poet DONNA SNYDER the evening of Saturday, October 4th, 7 pm-  with a special reading co-sponsored by Border Poetics Consortium.   HELD AT TORTUGA GALLERY, 901 Edith Blvd SE,  Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Donna has a new book out from Chimbarazu Press "
Poemas ante el Catafalco: Grief and Renewal."  Thanks to  Amalio Madueño for his generous offer. Donna is his colleague at the Tumblewords Project in El Paso.  Donna and her husband, the late great epigrammatic poet Jesus were featured at the Taos Poetry Circus in the 1990s. 

I look forward to featuring Donna at the Playhouse!


Snyder’s book, Poemas Ante el Catafalco:  Grief and Renewal is due out September 2014 from Chimbarazu Press (New York City).  VirgoGray Press (Austin) published I Am South in 2010, which is due to be reissued in Fall 2014.  NeoPoiesis Press (Vancouver Island, BC and Seattle, WA) will release her book, Three Sides of the Same Moon in early 2015.  She has a full-length collection of poems forthcoming from Slough Press (Austin).
Sunday, October 12, 2014 -  3 pm - Placitas, NM
Jules Nyquist & John Roche - Featured Poets for the long-running Duende Poetry Series
Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas, New Mexico
Free admission - refreshments served. Wine tasting and sales.


For photos, events, creative play ideas and fun!  Keep up with all the updates.



painting by Remedios Varo (1908-1963)

Paralso de los gatos (Cat's Paradise) 1955



THURS  January 9th 2014
6 pm
at the Poetry Playhouse
1814 Old Town Road NW
Albuquerque (corner of 19th)

Erin Lynn Marsh is our FEATURED POET - plus intro and a few poems by Jules
John Roche will also be visiting and may read a few....
plus OPEN MIC - share your poems and your poetry love!

I am pleased to welcome my poet friend ERIN LYNN MARSH from Bemidji, Minnesota.  (yes, the land of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox)  Wise choice for her to be visiting Albuquerque in winter, so let's give her a warm welcome!
Light refereshments - free will offering - Erin may have some items for sale, pass the hat for the poet.

Erin Lynn Marsh has been published in Sugarhouse Review, Post Road Magazine, and Paper Darts. She holds an MFA from Lesley University in Boston, is currently working on her Masters in English at Bemidji State University. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day

To hear Erin read "Tales of an Earwig" on the Beat - Northern Community Radio -  listen here:


Minneapolis book launch of Jules' second book of poems, 'Behind the Volcanoes" with special guest John Roche.
Loss of loved ones, war, grief. Transformation. Healing. Life at the edge of the ridge, a new view behind the volcanoes.
Light refreshments served. .
Museum admission $5. Books for sale

2303 Third Ave S, Mpls



Mo' Joe - the Anthology of Joe Poems from Joe the Poets everywhere!

Summer Solstice - Saturday June 21st
2-5 pm at Factory on 5th Kosmos stage - ALBUQUERQUE
POTLUCK - bring something to share if you like
Open Mic - read your Joe poem
Each contributor can pick up their complimentary copy.
Additional copies for sale at $16 each.
(poets worldwide!)



Factory On 5th Gallery
1715 5th St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Santa Fe Desert Chorale music & Jules Nyquist poet
July 27 @ 10:30 am - Kosmos Kafe in Albuquerque
| $15 reg | $9 under-30 & students | $5 child
[Santa Fe Desert Chorale]

Selections from their program
The New World: Music of the Americas

The program transports audiences throughout the United States and southward through Central and South America in a selection of choice choral works ranging from traditional spirituals to interpretations of Spanish language classics.
Joshua Habermann, Music Director
conducts the 24-member Chorale in their annual visit to Chatter Sunday.

Jules Nyquist poet

Jules will read for 10 min from her latest book of poems on death and transformation: Behind the Volcanoes (Beatlick Press).
Books for sale

Come EARLY (by 10 am) to get a seat - these shows sell out!
More info on Sunday Chatter 7.27: http://chatterabq.org/calendar/santa-fe-desert-chorale-2/





A Reading by Bruce Holsapple, Randy Prus, and John Roche

Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd., S.E., Albuquerque
July 30, 2014, 6-9 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
Book signing by the featured readers

Bruce, Randy, and John met in Buffalo, NY in the 1980s, where they studied with poets Robert Creeley and John Clarke while pursuing PhDs in English. Now accomplished poets in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and New York, they read together for the first time in decades.




Monthly poetry reading series in the heart of Rochester, NY. Join poets Jules Nyquist and Claudia Stanek read from their latest works of poetry. Jules and Claudia both graduated from Bennington College Master of Fine Arts in Writing in the same class.   7 PM - reading 7:30 pm 

Writers & Books
740 University Ave, Rochester, New York 14607

More info on Writers & Books: www.wab.org/

Genesee Reading Series: http://www.wab.org/event/genesee-reading-series-claudia-stanket-jules-nyquist/









 Old Town Albuquerque

SUNDAY November 17
1 - 3 pm
at Jules  Poetry Playhouse
1814 Old Town Road NW
Albuquerque, NM (corner of 19th)

MARILYN STABLEIN  is releasing "A Pot of Soup" collector's edition (limited to 100 numbered copies) letterpress cover with 8 illustrations. 

1 - 1:30 pm  - HOMEMADE SOUP, hot cider and socializing, RAFFLE sign-up  for two of Marilyn's assemblages:  
        Heart Candy Box Shrine  &  Cameo Shrine

each ticket is $5 and one lucky winner will be drawn for each assemblage..

2 pm - Marilyn reads from A POT OF SOUP

2:15 pm - more SOUP and socializing and raffle tickets plus BOOK SALE  (A Pot of Soup is $12 - part of the proceeds will be donated to St. Anthony's Soup Kitchen in the spirit of sharing).

2:30 pm - Jules and Marilyn read a few poems related to food  - and Jules will have violist Alicia Ultan accompany her on two poems.  (Appetites will also be for sale)
3 pm - raffle winners announced for the assemblages, final book sales and wrap-up.

Marilyn Stablein is an award winning poet, essayist and artist.  Splitting Hard Ground: Poems won the Nes Mexico Book Award and the National Federation of Press Women's Book Award. Her collages and assemblages have been featured in The Santa Fe Literary Review, La Llorona Anthology, raven Chronicles, Chokecherries and on the covers of Rattle Magaazine, Gargoyle Magazine and the Malpais Review.  Her award-winning artist books are widely exhibited and are in public and private collections.  An Albuquerque resident and co-owner of Acequia Booksellers, she and her husband will soon be moving to Portland, Oregon.  


7 pm reading
BEATLICK PRESS authors will read from the anthology La Llorona and also have their books for sale. HARP music intro. Costumes encouraged!  Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque
FB event link:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/380418875416943/


MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH - John Roche and Michael Czanercki read/perform at West of Sunset
6 pm Potluck, 7 pm reading till about 9 pm At Wendy Schuman's home


Tue JULY 16—Kevin Zepper visiting poet from Minnesota will perform his work. Free. Short open mic.  6:30 pm.


Tues JUNE 18—Don Paul visiting poet from New Orleans will perform his work. Free. Short open mic.  6:30 pm.

 Wed JUNE 12 - 7 - 10 pm Poetry Playhouse hosts a dessert open house for the National Federation Poetry Society annual convention. ALL ARE WELCOME!  Please stop by to meet poets nationwide, you do not have to be registered for the convention to attend. Go to www.nmsps.org for more info. 


Tues JUNE 4— Karla Linn Merrifield visiting poet from  upstate New York leads her  FUN WITH FORMS WORKSHOP. 6:30—8:30 pm intro short reading, Mercury Heartlink Press. $10. Register in advance with paypal (see FB event page) or at the door. Limit 15 students. If you are in for sure, please email me and I will reserve your spot also. (julesnyquist@yahoo.com)

Saturday May 18th - 6 pm at THE PLAYHOUSE - VISITING LOS ANGELES Poet/Playwright - MICHAEL C. FORD will present a two character, one act, barstool play, 'Bad Night at the Bomb Shelter Bar & Grill." Those of you who were present for Michael's visit last fall at the Playhouse where we did a ten-minute reading will want to be sure to come again! This one is not to be missed. 6 pm refreshments/welcome, 7 pm play performance (about 10 minutes) followed by discussion. In the land of atomic energy, bombs, military bases, nuclear waste sites - what a more appropriate location to premeire Michael C. Ford's one-act play. Wine and beer provided as well as non-alcoholic refreshments plus popcorn and other snacks. Two as-yet unnamed poets will be reading the parts. Held at Jules' Poetry Playhouse (her house) at 1814 Old Town Road NW, Old Town Albuquerque (corner of 19th).
Related event: Michael C. Ford is one of the featured poets at East of Edith on Monday, May 13th, 7 pm.

SW Book Fest - May 10-12, 2013 - ABQ Convention Center SE Hall
plus free Food as Metaphor mini-workshop at the convention

I will be at booth #531 on Saturday May 11 from 1:30 - 5 pm AND Sunday May 12 from 9 am - 1 pm along with Beatlick Press' Pamela Adams Hirst (on Saturday)- stop by to say hi! My book, Appetites as well as other Beatlick titles and fellow NM poets from the NM Poetry Society will be featured. Come browse book tables from your favorite NM presses. I will also be doing a Food as Metaphor 45 minute FREE WORKSHOP from Noon to 1 pm on Saturday May 11. Would love to have you join me for some writing exercises and ideas.
Also on SUNDAY the Poets Laureate will be reading at 1 pm:
Jon Davis, currrent Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy, current Albuquerque poet laureate, Joan Logghe, and Valerie Martinez. Their book signing follows at 2 pm at the Book Works table.

More info:
There is a $10 charge for each day of this event, $8 in advance.
Workshop info - I'm in the Gallisteo Room Sat at noon- no pre-reg necessary, this workshop is free after you get into the bookfest:

May 6 - Jules will be one of the FEATURED POETS at East of Edith at the Projects - 3614 High Street NE, Albuquerque. 7 pm start, sign up for open mic about 6:30 pm. I have a new manuscript I'm working on, come and hear my new work and sign up to share your poems.

June 13 - 18, 2013 - National Federation of State Poetry Societies ANNUAL CONVENTION is in Albuquerque. I encourage you to stop by Fri eve, Saturday and Sunday to participate locally: speakers, awards, open readings, bookstore, music by our fellow poets. Held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town - just two blocks from my Poetry Playhouse. I am registered for the convention and I encourage you to register early, and become a member if you are not already. Plus, if you come to convention, Georgia Santa-Maria and Merimee Moffitt are doing "Haiku in the Garden" at the BioPark Sunday morning.

Saturday, April 6 - 3 to 5 pm - I'll be at the Page One book fair. Stop by to say hi or buy books.  At Page One Books, 11018 Montgomery Blvd, in the NE Heights. An INDEPENDENT bookstore - come out to support.

Thursday, April 18th, 4 pm - I'll be reading in Rochester, NY at the Shop One2 gallery with John Roche. If you know anyone in the upstate NY area, pass the word!  https://www.facebook.com/events/139055876265996/ 


Poet and RIT English Professor John Roche will read from "Road Ghosts" (theenk Books, 2011) and "The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet" (Foothills Publishing, 2012). Visiting poet Jules Nyquist, from Albuquerque, NM will read from "Appetites" (poems on food, drink and sex, plus recipes and photographs) (Beatlick Press, 2012).

Books will be for sale. Come enjoy poetry at RIT's Global Village Shop One 2 (squared) and maybe pick out a poetry gift for a friend or yourself. 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4 pm

SW Book Fest - May 10-12, 2013 - Albuquerque  Convention Center SE Hall
Saturday May 11 -
I will be at booth #531 on Saturday from 1:30 - 5 pm along with Beatlick Press' Pamela Adams Hirst - stop by to say hi!  My book, Appetites as well as other Beatlick titles and fellow NM poets from the NM Poetry Society will be featured. Come browse book tables from your favorite NM presses.   I will also be doing a Food as Metaphor 45 minute FREE WORKSHOP from Noon to 1 pm on Saturday.  Would love to have you join me  for some writing exercises and ideas.
 More info:

June 13 - 18, 2013 - National Federation of State Poetry Societies ANNUAL CONVENTION is in Albuquerque.   I encourage you to stop by  Fri eve, Saturday and Sunday to participate locally: speakers, awards, open readings, bookstore, music by our fellow poets.  Held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town - just two blocks from my Poetry Playhouse.  I am registered for the convention and I encourage you to register early, and become a member if you are not already.  Plus, if you come to convention, Georgia Santa-Maria and Merimee Moffitt are doing "Haiku in the Garden" at the BioPark Sunday morning.

On WED  June 12, 6 - 9 pm I will be hosting the "early bards open house" with dessert, coffee and tea.  PLEASE STOP BY THE POETRY PLAYHOUSE (MY HOUSE) for the open house whether you are an NMSPS member or not and show the NMSPS visitors from all over the country a warm welcome!  All are welcome.  1814 Old Town Road NW (corner of 19th).  A fun chance to socialize and meet new poets!

MORE INFO on NMSPS and the Convention to register, join, etc: http://www.nmpoetry.com/convention-nfsps.shtml

Tues June 18- the POETRY PLAYHOUSE welcomes visiting New Orleans poet Don Paul. 6:30 pm

Tues July 16 the POETRY PLAYHOUSE will welcome visiting Minnesota poet Kevin Zepper. 6:30 pm

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Poet Bruce Noll will be reciting and interpreting revolutionary poet Walt Whitman live for us at the Playhouse. Bruce, recently retired from the University of New Mexico, still teaches a poetry class in the Honor's Program. For 43 years he has performed "Pure Grass . . . an experience with Leaves of Grass" across the U.S. and abroad. Come hear him give excerpts from his program and talk about his years of presenting Whitman.  Poet John Roche, associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York will also join the discussion and share a few Whitman poems. John did his dissertation at the University of Buffalo on Walt Whitman and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Books will be for sale from both authors following the conversation.
Bruce Noll will be performing "Pure Grass" in its entirety this spring - watch for details.
Here is a little something from the Icelandic review on Bruce Noll's "Pure Grass"

and an essay on John Roche's "Walt in Cyberspace"

Conversations with Walt Whitman with Bruce Noll and John Roche
Moderated by Jules Nyquist
The Poetry Playhouse
6:30 pm - Monday, February 25, 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:30 pm JOE SPEER TRIBUTE
Join Beatlick Pamela Hirst as she shares a DVD about her life partner and fellow poet Joe Speer who passed away in February, 2011. Pamela will introduce the movie (about an hour) and discussion follows. I look forward to this enlightning tribute with clips and memories of Joe Speer.   Always free, with free popcorn! Free parking.

Sunday, October 7th, 2012- 6pm VISITING MINNESOTA POET RICH BRODERICK will be at the Poetry Playhouse.

Join Jules with a craft and poetry talk with MN writer Rich Broderick! Rich graciously supported Jules during her Appetites book tour in MN this July, let's welcome Rich to the Playhouse for an hour of conversation led by Jules, plus your questions. We will talk about poetry, writing, MN, NM and anything else we wind up with....Rich is no stranger to NM! He used to live in the Cedar Crest area back in the day and will share some stories



Sunday, July 8th, 2012 - JULES NYQUIST and JOHN ROCHE will each teach a 2 hour writing class at the Bemidji Masonic Lodge and Wild Rose Theater, followed by a reading at 7 pm  joined by curator/poet ERIN MARSH.  The Lodge is at 501 Bemidji Avenue North, Bemidji, MN 56601.  

CLASS INFO:  12 - 2 pm - Jules teaches THE LONESOME SESTINA WORKSHOP (referercing her new book Appetites which contains several sestinas, as well as books and examples from other poets) and from 3-5 pm John Roche teaches WRITING ONE'S ROAD workshop which references John's book Road Ghosts as well as other writings.  Classes are $25 each or take BOTH for $45.  For registration info, please email Jules Nyquist at julesnyquist@yahoo.com and she will forward your response for registration.



Tuesday, July 10th - JULES NYQUIST and JOHN ROCHE will be guests on KFAI's WRITE ON RADIO, 7 pm central time. Listen live or on-line, also archived for two weeks on line.  90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, www.kfai.org

Wednesday, July 11th - ST PAUL BLACK DOG COFFEE & WINE BAR reading - 308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN  7:30 pm

  Jules reads from APPETITES along with John Roche reading from ROAD GHOSTS


7:30 pm.

3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis

JULES READS FROM APPETITES with special friends:  John Roche from upstate New York reading from ROAD GHOSTS and Freya Manfred a longtime Midwesterner reading from The Blue Dress.  Books for sale.



Saturday, July 14th - "Food as Metaphor" writing workshop at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

see: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/literature_writing.aspx   to register  READING FOLLOWS - reading is open to the public

Food As Metaphor: A Writing Workshop (100-07-14-12)
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-Noon
$38 member/$49 non-member, Limit 35, Learning Center

Thursday, April 26 Jules features with Bruce Noll at the Fixed and Free Reading. The Source, 3538 Anderson Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM. 6:45 pm. Open mic follows.




Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 - 3 pm at the Projects - 3614 High Street NE (East of Edith, North of Candelaria) Albuquerque

A special book release soiree! Jules will be reading - photo gallery - viola music by Alicia Ultan

Sample FOOD from recipes in the book:  summer corn chowder, rice pudding, key lime pie, pecan pie, fudge, biscochitos and more!


Thursday, April 12, 2012 Rochester, NY, 8 pm at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street, Rochester, NY.  "Bennington Girls" reading with Jules Nyquist and Claudia Stanek. Open mic follows.



Wednesday, February 22, Santa Fe, NM  6-8 pm

Featuring New Mexico poets:

Tom Jones
Jules Nyquist
Michael G. Smith
Mary Strong Jackson

Followed by public open mic (one poem limit)

Featured in “Liberty’s Vigil, the Occupy Anthology: 99 poets among the 99%”
Poetry reading and OPEN MIC: passionate, public, political!
Books for sale

Lucky Bean Downtown Café
in the Sanbusco Shopping Center
500 Montezuma Ave, Suite 108
Downtown Santa Fe, NM

Ninety-nine poets from 22 states and 6 countries speak out on behalf of the 99%, encouraging their fellow citizens to join in the effort to end corporate excess and income inequality, and win back the middle-class from corporate titans and their political puppets.

Order your book copy of Liberty’s Vigil here: http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2012/id44.ht



East of Edith featured poet, at the Projects, Albuquerque, NM, October 31, 2011.


Tuesday, October 11 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Page One Books
11018 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Albuquerque, NM

The evening will consist of an open mic and a featured reader. Open to all poets. Each open mic participant will have up to 5 minutes of time to read their poems. The feature will be 15-20 minutes. Sign up at 6:45 for the open mic. Sponsored by Adobe Walls
http://www.kpgurney.me/AdobeWalls/Home.html Thanks to Kenneth Gurney for curating this new poetry reading series and for Page One Books for hosting.

Jules Nyquist will be reading from her latest chapbook “Appetites: poems on food, drink and sex” plus new poetry. Alicia Ultan may join her on viola for a couple of performance pieces and there will be a NEW mini-chapbook for sale.

Here are what fellow poets have to say about “Appetites”

“APPETITES was a treat, I loved the way it was put together-- quotes, recipes, prose, and the occasional insidious subtext” - Mitch Rayes

"Maturity and depth without pretension, Appetites explores and exposes the hunger that drives us, that gets us into trouble and that leaves us lingering on the lips of our humanity."
—Stewart S. Warren, The Song of It: a travelogue of Norteño

Jules looks forward to sharing her poems with YOUR poems (or come to listen) for an evening of experiencing that hunger that drives us to become writers and share our voice with the world.

More on the Adobe Walls reading series: http://www.kpgurney.me/AdobeWalls/Open_Mic.html



The Encyclopedia Show
Topic: {{{THE FUTURE}}}
Friday, August 5, 2011  @ 8pm
The Filling Station
1024 4th Street SW - Albuquerque

Another great night of spoken word, music, theatre and MORE!
The topic: THE FUTURE!


Photo:   Poet Jules Nyquist with violinst Alicia Ultan (and the fact-checking nurse)

Bill Nevins
Rich Boucher
Karen Fox
Vivian Nesbitt
Eric Bodwell
Marya Errin Jones
Don McIver
Brian Herrera
Jules Nyquist with Alicia Ultan
& more.

BRING CASH for Booze by Tractor Brewery!


Two Chairs Telling : Judith Heineman, Jules Nyquist

Above photo: Judith and Jules
Tue., May 17, 2011 -  7:30pm
Open Eye Figure Theatre

Jules is the 'native' Minnesotan visiting writer as she returns from Albuquerque for a one-night only performance!

Price: $10; $5 second ticket

curated by Loren NIemi



Two Chairs Telling @ Open Eye for May brings travelers from near and far to journey from the Mississippi to the Rio Grande and from the Hudson with many detours along the way with poems and stories. Judith Heineman, the semi-nomadic founder of the Chicago Storytelling Guild and producer of New York’s Mohegan Storytelling Festival, joins Jules Nyquist, formerly of Minneapolis and now resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico who returns for a visit.

$10 for the first ticket
$5 for the second ticket



Conversations:  with Freya Manfred and Jim Heynen, moderated by Jules Nyquist

photo: Jim Heynen, Jules Nyquist, Freya Manfred

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm

Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis

Conversations with Freya Manfred and Jim Heynen -

Join us as they talk about their shared family stories, their writing lives and their poetry!
Moderated by Jules Nyquist

Sponsored by the Hennepin History Museum

2303 Third Ave S, Minneapolis

$5 donation (free to members), food and wine!
(one block from the MIA) www.hennepinhistory.org



Cheap Theatre:  "Exes"

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 pm

Jules Nyquist is performing her poetry along with others on the theme "exes."  This is a moving send-off event as this will be her last night in Minneapolis before she moves to Albuquerque, NM and will be on the road the next morning.


Black Forest Inn - Cheap Theatre Banquet Room

1 East 26th Street (& Nicollet) - Minneapolis

Doors open at 7 pm, starts promptly at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 - from Jules or at the door from Jules









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