2006 Events History
Does not include private receptions
Two shows: 7pm and 9:30 pm
tickets available at the door on night of show...$15.00
details at Septembersmith.com
Our twelfth POET'S NIGHT OUT on Saturday, March 11 th, 2006 concluded our series for this season.It was a very special TRIPLE HEADER NIGHT featuring... Gary Brower, E.A.'Tony' Mares, & Todd Moore with an 'Open Mic'
Gary L. Brower holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia.A specialist in Hispanic Literature, especially of Latin America, he has published numerous essays on writers such as Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, Juan Carlos Onetti, Manoel Bandeira, Ernesto Sabato, Ezequiel Martinez Estrada & others, in various academic journals. He has also written two books on the impact of Japanese haiku on western poetry: THE HAIKU IN LATIN AMERICAN POETRY (Ann Arbor, MI, University Micro) & AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HAIKU IN WESTERN LANGUAGES (Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press). His poetry (& translations from Hispanic poetry) have been published in magazines such as PUERTO DEL SOL, THE POETRY BAG, PUT POEMS, TANSY, COTTONWOOD REVIEW, NEW AMERICA, ANN ARBOR REVIEW, NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE, MUNDUS ARTIUM, 10.5 ARTS MAGAZINE, THE SIGNPOST & CENTRAL AVENUE. Retired, he is currently a member of the board of directors of the Duende Poetry Series of Placitas and is preparing a collection of poetry for publication. He lives in Placitas, NM.
Todd Moore has had more than a hundred chapbooks and books published since 1976. His work is featured in THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY, Thunders Mouth Press. He coined the term Noir Poetry and his best known work is DILLINGER, a long poem about the Depression Era outlaw, John Dillinger. Critics have hailed DILLINGER, an ongoing work in progress, as "hypnotic when read, cinematic in scope." A new section of DILLINGER is due out from Spankstra Press, Spring 2006.
E. A. 'Tony' Mares is Professor Emeritus of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he taught in the Creative Writing Program. His poems have appeared in numerous local, national, and international publications. His most recent book is the critically acclaimed With The Eyes Of A Raptor, Wings Press (San Antonio, Texas,2004). Forthcoming from Wings Press, fall 2006, is his translation of Angel González book, Casi Toda La Música (Almost All The Music). While teaching at the University of New Mexico, Mr. Mares had his first experiences with networks. He founded and directed the first university internet outreach program in the United States for high school and adult writers, The Writers’ Inn. This program encouraged a network of young writers to develop their writing skills by placing them in immediate contact with University-based, professional writers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mares’s research and publications reinvigorated the study of Padre Antonio José Martinez of Taos, a key figure in New Mexican and Southwestern history. His two books, (editor) Padre Martinez; New Perspectives From Taos (Taos: Millicent Rogers Museum, 1988) and his one-man performance play based on Padre Antonio José Martínez of Taos, I Returned and Saw Under the Sun (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1989) are key works in recent Martinez historiography.
OUR HOUSE GOT ROCKED for CIVIL RIGHTS!!!
SATURDAY MARCH 4th
An SRO crowd gathered for fun and a Music Extravaganza to benefit the AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU-NM) and the Albuquerque PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER in support of ACLU-NM's case representing the Veteran's Adminsitration vs. a Nurse accused of 'sedition' for her letter critical of George W. Bush published in Albuquerue's ALIBI .Music was provided by: TATHATA and The LOST TRIBES OF MARDIS GRAS, who presented Brazilian Samba & Afro Caribbean sound with percussion-driven music.
SEE A DIGITAL GALLERY OF THE SHOW...
POET'S NIGHT OUT ::: Saturday, February 25th, 2006
Adam Rubinstein presented us with an hour long amazing journey with his narrative poem (a whole story book) of a journey through the heartland and coast to coast of Adam's own American wastelands. 'It was pure theater', said one audience member.
Regarding Adam: Internationally renowned latino poet Martín Espada has said reading Adam's poetry has gotten him high. He seemed serious about it at the time. In the fall of 2004, he toured across the US, and now lives in Albuquerque, where he plans to stay until about January 2007. He entertains himself as the Editor-in-Chief and Art Director of Destructible Heart Press, which he founded in mid-2000, and as a counter-jockey at the Hollywood Video on Juan Tabo. Visit Adam's amazingly awesome small press website called, The Destructible Heart .
Femme-O-Lition Derby: Saturday, February 11th, 2006
A SOLD OUT Cabaret Evening Featured Aerial acts, Acrobatics, Spoken Word, Amazing Musicians, Aerial Burlesque and more...
Who: Produced and Curated by September Smith
Starring: Amanda Rich- Vivacious Versifier!
Santa Fe Women’s Slam Collective- Spellbinding Slam Team
Hotrod- Stupendous Spoken Word
Janda- Bad-ass Breakdancer
Kiki Luv- Fierce Femme-Fatale
Rain Anya- Breathtaking Burlesque
Rosie- Amazing Acrobatics
Sasha- Extraordinary Ecdysiast
Stormy- Titillating Torchsongs
Velour- Astonishing Aerialist
& September Smith-Cunning Curator, and High-Flying Hooligan!
About The Femme-O-lition Derby: The Femme-O-lition Derby is a cabaret night curated and produced by New Mexico’s own burlesque bombshell September Smith, The Femme-O-liton Derby aims to showcase the talent of hot, smart, bad-ass, funny, tough,heartbreaking, poignant, strong, sexy and powerful women. We are poets, formally trained opera singers, circus
performers, hip-hop artists, break dancers, burlesque artists and story tellers, and we will take your truck rally of high-femme mayhem! A variety show where you will pay for the whole seat but you’ll only use the edge!
About September Smith:September Smith is a circus burlesque performer now based in Santa Fe who has been performing nationally since 2003. Her aerial, burlesque, and acrobatic performances have been seen at The Sunshine Theatre in
Albuquerque, at Viva Las Vegas in Nevada, at the Femininity Conference in Seattle, WA; and at Madam Marachino’s House of Burlesque in San Francisco. A member of the now defunct Lonely Hearts Burlesque Troupe, she also has been a featured artist at LISP, a monthly queer/trans cabaret in Santa Fe, at various
cabaret shows at Wise Fool New Mexico; Bust at the Armory for the Arts, The 94 Rock morning show and the Alibi Cabaret Fetish Show at the Launchpad. She also made an appearance with the Fluffgirl Burlesque Troupe at the Launchpad. Currently September is gearing up to share her aerial burlesque audacity with the Sex Workers Art Show in late February/March on the Eastern leg of their national tour. www.septembersmith.com
POET'S NIGHT OUT ::: Saturday, January 21st, 2006
A great time was had by all who attended an all-ages traditional poetry reading featuring Lisa Gill & Mitch Rayes with the e1emental orkestra featuring Mike Balistreri on bass, Mark Weaver on tuba, and Jon Baldwin on cornet.
Regarding Poets Lisa Gill and Mitch Rayes:They havebeen working together since 1995 when Mitch coordinated a run of poetry and music shows at Back Door Music and Lisa created the first Poet’s Diner to celebrate 100 Years of anorexia on this continent. They have collaborated on projects ranging from the Albuquerque Poetry Festival and the Odd Fest to basement anthologies, broadsides, and the inanely prayerful sound compilation Dalai Lama Throat Clearings which appears on the Albuzerque vol. 14 cd. They both regularly perform with the elemental orkestra and are currently in cahoots working on Caput Nili, Lisa’s one woman show about violence, which will feature music by Mitch and premiere in March 2006.
Lisa Gill is the author of Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist, one hundred sonnets dedicated to ThomasMerton.Her next book of poems, Mortar & Pestle, is based on medicinal herbs and forthcoming from New Rivers Press in the fall of 2006. She has performed widely, from the Seattle Poetry Festival to the Taos Poetry Circus. She currently publishes the broadside KE5TRA [Sound Literature] in conjunction with th3 e1emental orke5tra’s monthly Poetry-n-Jazz gig at Out Ch’Yonda.
She lives and writes in Moriarty, New Mexico.
Mitch Rayes was born in Detroit. For years he worked as a professional outfitter inthe jungles of Chiapas. During the 90s he was influential in the developing Albuquerque poetry scene as a founder of the poetry non-profit Flaming Tongues, as editor of the Tongue newsletter. (See www.mitchrayes.com )
the e1emental orkestra consists of a dozen or so of New Mexico's finest improvising musicians. Frequently performing with poets, painters, dancers, and other performance artists, their spontaneously-composed music ranges from calming to rousing, imperceptible to booming, trance-like to dissonant, beaty to beatless.