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Santa Fe has a mind-boggling number of great poets and writers, known and unknown. This group is a venue for them all. It is the central "bulletin board" for Santa Fe's poetry and prose scene.

As a member you'll receive announcements of book launches, workshops, close readings, poetry festivals, ekphrastic events, open mics, and lots of other activities involving poetry and prose.

People are always asking us what is going on around town and Meetup is a great venue to list the events and strengthen the poetry and writing community. If you know of an event that you don't see listed on here, let us know and we'll get it posted.

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From the Ganga to the Rio Grande: Songs of Benares and Beyond $ rsvp info below

SANGEET MILLENNIUM Presents From the Ganga to the Rio Grande: Songs of Benares and Beyond CONTACT: Amie Maciszewski, Sangeet Millennium Director[masked] Monday, May 27, Paradiso Santa Fe: From the Ganga to the Rio Grande: Songs of Benares and Beyond, the final show of Sangeet Millennium's spring 2019 northern New Mexico tour, is a two-part collaborative performance showcasing the traditional vocal, instrumental, and percussion music of the Indian subcontinent; the second, new music in which traditional melodies of India are blended together with jazz. The project is conceived, curated, and directed by international award-winning sitarist/teaching artist/ethnomusicologist Dr. Amie Maciszewski, a New Mexico native, Texas resident for over 2 decades. Part 1. Songs of Benares, a performance of North Indian classical music showcasing the simultaneously earthy and spiritual style hailing from the ancient city of Benares, charmingly performed by acclaimed vocalist Rupan Samanta (www.rupansamanta.com), on tour from India, with backup vocals and instrumental interpretations of the repertoire by Dr. Amie on sitar. Both artists are longtime disciples of the same legendary vocal guru and performer, the late Hindustani vocal diva Girija Devi of Benares. Uddalak Samanta will accompany on tabla. Here is a link to a track from one of her recent performances:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPsPnt-yxas&feature=youtu.be Part 2. Sangeet Millennium Ensemble - a collective of musicians who fuse non-commercial music of India with jazz and other world music styles, creating elegantly vibrant sounds that are both familiar and exotic. Founded and led by Amie Maciszewski, the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble was selected among the Top Ten Best Performing Bands/World Music[masked] in the Austin Chronicle Readers' Poll. With extensive touring (including outreach) and three CDs to their credit, Amie & Sangeet Millennium’s artistic work has received support from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division [masked]) and continues to receive support from Texas Commission on the Arts (since 2008), Mid-America Arts Alliance (since 2010), and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (since 2017). To learn more about Amie and Sangeet Millennium and view videos of their work, please visit www.sangeetmillennium.org as well as https://www.facebook.com/SangeetMilEns/ . Personnel on this tour are Dr. Amie, jazz saxophonist and songwriter Paul Klemperer of Austin, TX (www.pksax.com), and tabla player Uddalak Samanta, on tour from India. Monday, May 27, 2019 – 7:00-9:00 pm Tickets: Paradiso, 903 Early St., $20 general, $15 students/seniors (w/ ID), Santa Fe, NM 87501 $50 sponsors[masked] Tickets on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-of-benares-tickets-46600479288 For more information, please VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/ www.facebook.com/sangeetmilens www.sangeetmillennium.org

Faraway is Close: a workshop in metaphor, memoir, fiction $ signup info below

Faraway is Close: a workshop in metaphor, memoir, fiction facilitated by Shebana Coelho LINKS TO SHARE https://bit.ly/2Hbqxau http://www.shebanacoelho.com/faraway-is-close.html Inspired by stories and sounds of different cultures - faraway & close - and in a safe nurturing environment, we will imagine, read, dance, speak and create short embodied prose/lyric pieces to awaken the story indigenous to you, the one only you can tell. Through listening to and creating from stories with diverse perspectives, my hope is to connect into what may seem 'other,' dissolve borders and step into our shared belonging to land, story and spirit. In this incarnation of Faraway is Close, we will create from the encounter with literature and songs of India and the Middle East such as Urdu ghazals, classic Bollywood films, and Arabic poetry. WHEN: Four Wednesdays starting May 29, 6pm-8:30pm WHERE: Private home, Santa Fe, North side FEE: $140 early bird (by May 19), $150 regular To participate "virtually" via audio recordings/email, $100 (every Wednesday, audio files with readings and exercises sent to you; you complete them at home and email to me, and at the end of the four sessions, I'll share some feedback) REGISTER at shebanacoelho.com See attached PDF for details. CONTACT email [masked] cell[masked] ABOUT: Shebana Coelho is a writer/director, originally from India, now based in New Mexico. She received a Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Fulbright to Mongolia. Most recently, she produced and directed Nasario remembers the Río Puerco, a documentary about landscape and story, broadcast on New Mexico PBS. Excerpt from her solo play, The Good Manners of Colonized Subjects, which interweaves dance and poetry, will be presented at the Pan Asian Repertory Theater's NUWORKS festival in New York this summer. She has facilitated creativity workshops in Santa Fe, Mongolia, Palestine, Zuni pueblo and American Samoa. shebanacoelho.com

Poets: Carol Moldaw, Madelyn Garner, & Kate Northrop

POETRY READINGS Poets: Carol Moldaw, Madelyn Garner, & Kate Northrop Saturday, June 1, 2:00 p.m. op.cit books 157 Paseo De Peralta (DeVargas Center) Santa Fe, New Mexico Carol Moldaw is the author of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books, 2018), and five other books of poetry, including So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems and The Lightning Field, as well as a novel, The Widening. Her work has been translated into Turkish, Chinese and Portuguese, and has recently appeared in The New York Review of Books, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, Poem-A-Day, Zocalo Public Square and The Los Angeles Review. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carol Moldaw will be reading from Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books, 2018) as well as new poems. About Beauty Refracted, Dana Levin wrote: “In Carol Moldaw’s sixth collection, the veils between worlds shimmer and thin . . . . Life, time, and mind river and loop . . . as Moldaw investigates mys- tery and memory, the losses and lightness that accrue with all change. Earthy in diction, elegant in syntax, Beauty Refracted is . . . rich, surprising, and moving . . . .” Madelyn Garner, poet, editor, master teacher, is the author of Hum of Our Blood, winner of the Tupelo/3: A Taos Press July Open Reading, and finalist for the Julie Suk Award for best book published in 2017 by an independent press and the Colorado Book Award in Poetry, 2018. Co-editor of the anthology, Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined, Madelyn’s recent work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Florida Review, The Pinch, Western Humanities Review, Nimrod, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Water-Stone Review, among others. Confessional. Indictment. Devotional. Revelation. Hum of Our Blood peels back time to the dawning days of the AIDS pandemic when the world seemed to be standing at the edge of a foreboding precipice. In an exploration that is both personal and universal, Garner’s poems expose the best and worst of humanity at times of peril. With language that cuts straight to the nature of grief as the author watches her beloved son’s body dying, Hum of Our Blood also stands as a love song to those, then or now, who would embrace one another despite what smolders in the blood: those who come to understand that death has its own rhythm, and grief, in its darkness, instinctively moves toward light. Kate Northrop is a recent recipient of the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writers Award and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Her recent poetry collections are Clean (Persea Books) and cuntstruck (C and R Press). Her second collection, Things Are Disappearing Here, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and her first collection, Back Through Interruption, received the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Award. Northrop is a contributing editor at The American Poetry Review and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wyoming. She lives in Laramie. Things at the edge are at the center of Kate Northrop’s cuntstruck: a man squatting on a roof with his arms around his knees, kids running over the roofs of row houses at night, ghost decorations tied into trees, the unfocused eyes of the Scrambler attendant at the fair, the circle of foam around a storm drain. The world of cuntstruck is at once the world that was there (the drive-in that now is only a field) and the world that wasn’t (the one we walk around and around but can find no way into); it is winter (a man in the empty road in the snow) and summer (grasses frothing up against a boat); it is certainty (the rain thumping against the house) and uncertainty (the neighbor’s dog in the middle of the pond in the middle of the night). In Kate Northrop’s cuntstruck, things “drop away from us,” and we see “as if on the brink.” cuntstruck changes what we see, and how we see it.

Open Reading at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie

Open Reading Every 1st Monday sign up is at 6:00, read at 6:30 Our Poetry and Prose meets the first Monday of each month Sign-up—6:00 to 6:30 PM Readings start—6:30 PM Approximate time for all readings—1 Hour (Each reader is limited to 3 Minutes) Write on! Directions: Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie Traveling south on Cerrillos Rd., turn right at Richards Ave. (at McDonalds) Go past Home Depot and cross Rufina Richards Ave. becomes Henry Lynch Rd after Rufina Turn right on Calle Marie, the second right hand turn after Rufina Teatro Paraguas Studio is in the second building on left. OR, traveling south on Agua Fria, turn left on Henry Lynch Rd (just before Agua Fria Elementary School) Turn left on Calle Marie, the second left hand turn from Agua Fria Teatro Paraguas Studio is in the second building on left. Teatro Paraguas contact Argos:[masked] http://www.teatroparaguas.org

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