Live Poetry in February & March

Photo illustration, Sari and Bob with books

We’re breaking our quiet streak to come out for three poetry events this month and next: Bob and I double feature at Fixed & Free on Thursday, February 26; Bob is a guest reader for the release of Nate Maxson’s “The Age of Jive” on Tuesday, March 17; and I’ll participate in two events at the Women of the World Poetry Slam on Saturday, March 21.

Here’s a wee preview (added 2/25/2015):

Fixed and Free Poetry Reading

Small Amounts of Blood by Robert Arthur ReevesThursday, February 26, 7-9 p.m.
Open mic signup begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Source for Sacredness, Garden Room (usually), 1111 Carlisle Ave., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Our first feature of 2015 is also the debut reading for Bob’s latest book, Small Amounts of Blood: Poems 2014. I’ll read mostly from my in-progress memoir-in-poems, along with a poem or two from god-chaser.

Fixed and Free, meeting the fourth Thursday each month, aims to provide a relaxed, welcoming, supportive community for poets, lovers of poetry and other divine creatures to share and enjoy the magic and power of poetry, as well as each other’s company. Reading is optional. Read your own poems or poems by other poets. No subjects, words or feelings are forbidden. Our constitutional freedoms of assembly, association, speech and religion, are respected at Fixed and Free poetry gatherings.

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

“The Age of Jive” Release Party

Nate Maxson Book Release 3/2015Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87107

Join us for the official release party for Nate Maxson’s new book, “The Age of Jive,” with special guest poets Bob Reeves, Rich Boucher, Makayla Shadae Elena Armijo, and Frankie Met.

Get more details at Bookworks or let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

WOW Poetry Slam
Local Poets Showcase
How to Break a Line: Disability, Chronic Illness, & Other Poems

Flier for WOW Poetry Slam 2015Saturday, March 21, 12-2 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.

Main Library, Auditorium, 501 Copper Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

12-2 p.m., Local Poets Showcase
Featuring New Mexico poets with host Mary Oishi.

2-4 p.m., How to Break a Line: Disability, Chronic Illness, & Other Poems
Can unique experiences of body deepen our relationship to language and heighten connection with audience? Lisa Gill leads poets Aaron Ambrose, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Tracey Dahl, Sari Krosinsky, and special guests in a discussion of the intersection of the physical body with the body of poetry. Audience voices encouraged. Broadside included. ASL interpreter on site.

Find more WOW 2015 events or follow the WOW Poetry Slam on Facebook or Meetup.