Poet Laureate Celebration

A farewell to the current Albuquerque Poet Laureate


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Jun 27, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Albuquerque, NM 87102


Join the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) to celebrate Michelle Otero, the city’s Poet Laureate, as she finishes her two-year term. This event will feature a farewell reading by Otero, tributes by New Mexico Poet Laureate Levi Romero and Margaret Randall, music, and a dance party.
The evening will also include the mixing of a celebratory “mocktail” (bring your own glass; add your own spirits), created especially for Otero, along with a toast poem by Tanesia Hale-Jones. Dress up, bring your dancing shoes and cocktail glass, and celebrate our outgoing Albuquerque Poet Laureate.

This online event is free and open to the public.

The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) celebrates poetry by recognizing a resident poet who makes meaningful connections, honors and serves our diverse community, elevates the importance of the art form, and shares poetry with Albuquerque residents. APLP is coordinated by a seven-person Organizing Committee. The Poet Laureate is chosen by a separate seven-person Selection Committee, through a thorough review of the competitive applications received and a unanimous decision-making process. The program is generously supported by the City of Albuquerque.

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