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516 Words: Poetry Reading
March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
The public is invited to an online literary reading in conjunction with the current solo exhibitions, Neal Ambrose-Smith: The (Tense) Present and Afton Love: Perfect Union (on view at 516 Arts through May 22, 2021). Emcee’d and curated by current Albuquerque Poet Laureate Mary Oishi (pictured), this 516 Words event also features Joan Logghe, Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate 2010-2012; Levi Romero, New Mexico’s inaugural Poet Laureate in 2020; and Carmen Tafolla, Poet Laureate of Texas 2015-2016. These esteemed poets will share works resonating with the theme of time, which is a common thread in both of the
516 Words is an ongoing literary arts series started in 2007 by poet Lisa Gill. Each reading is inspired by the theme of the exhibition on view at 516 Arts and features three to five poets who are invited to participate. Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Director of 516 Arts, says, “The subjects of our exhibitions are all about what feels relevant in the here and now, and the
516 Words series reflects that in an interdisciplinary way.”
Free with registration.