Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Denise Low, Walter Bargen, Luci Tapahonso, Jon Davis, & Michael Glaser to read Sun. Nov. 3 at I.A.I.A.

Red Mountain Press and the New Mexico State Poetry Society are launching an initiative to establish a state poet laureate in New Mexico. To further this effort and to celebrate the laureates already among us, we are planning an event on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, 1 pm, with reception to follow. Santa Fe poet laureate, Jon Davis, will read his poem to open the program. Four poet laureates, Walter Bargen (Missouri), Michael Glaser (Maryland), Denise Low (Kansas), and Luci Tapahonso (Navajo Nation), will discuss the merits of instituting a poet laureate position for the state of New Mexico. The panel discussion will be followed by the laureates reading from their own works and a social hour of conversation and book signing. Come and help New Mexico join forty-six other states that recognize the literary arts through an official poet laureate program. See Red Mountain Press for details and browse their books: