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Poetry Reading: Bruce Holsapple, Jules Nyquist, John Roche

May 5, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

For Day Two of Art Magdalena, kind of a small array offers poetry readings by three New Mexico poets, Bruce Holsapple, Jules Nyquist,
and John Roche.

About the Poets:
Bruce Holsapple, worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Magdalena Municipal Schools for several years. He’s published seven books of poetry, most recently Wayward Shadow (La Alameda Press, 2013). He is currently at work on his eighth book, Sun, Wind, Rain. His study of William Carlos Williams’ poetry, The Birth of the Imagination, was published by the University of New Mexico in 2016.

Jules Nyquist is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse in Placitas, NM, a place for poetry and play with writing classes, readings and retreats supporting community poetry. Her latest book Atomic Paradise, winner of the 2021 NM/AZ Book Award for New Mexico History, is an exploration of growing up in the Cold War and living in the Land of Enchantment. Her poetic memoir, Homesick, then, is a 2018 NM/AZ Book Award winner in poetry.

John Roche lives in Placitas, New Mexico, partnering with Jules’ Poetry Playhouse and is editor of Poetry Playhouse Publications. He was chief organizer of the Black Mountain North Symposium, and an instigator of the annual Cloudburst Council poets’ retreat in the Finger Lakes, New York. His poetry collections include On Conesus, Topicalities, Road Ghosts, The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet, Joe Rides Again: Further Adventures of Joe the Poet, and his latest, Tubbables.


May 5
2:00 pm—3:30 pm
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106 N. Main St.
Magdalena, NM 87825 United States
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