QUATRO EN MAYO Comes to Teatro Paraguas
Over his 50 years as a published and performance poet, John Knoll has performed and read poetry across a great many of the country's bookstores, art galleries, schools, churches, theaters, bars and street corners. Fused with Beat riffs, Charlie Parker-esque wanderings, and hip-hop grooves, John's work is notoriously both welcoming and armed with molten language. His published works include The Magic Vessel, Wrestling the Wheel, Opera of Virus, Elevator Music for the Dead, and most recently, Ghosting America, published by Lithic Press.
Tommy Archuleta is a native Santa Fean whose work has appeared in Manzanita Quarterly, La Herencia, The Laurel Review, and Pleiades. When not working in the mental health field as a substance abuse counselor, he can be found playing the drums for two Santa Fe heavy rock bands, or spending much cherished time with his loving family. He is presently working on his first collection of poems which aims to see light Spring 2018.
Exiled from communist Venezuela to the US in 1999, Riqui Alvarez began writing poems and stories, and creating drawings at a very young age. His artistic multimedia scope also includes music writing, photography, painting, and film making. Today Riqui is working on rendering a poem of his via the music video format. This project focuses on his own experiences as an immigrant and the struggles of Venezuelans, many of whom are presently fighting to restore democracy and freedom to their beloved country.
Native Bostonian, and now new up and coming Santa Fe voice, Dan Marotta, considers himself "a working class zero who hustles during the day as a do-gooder." Dan's poems reflect a steadfast commitment to the lies he told in the too many to number Catholic confessionals of his upbringing, as well as to the truths he was supposed to be confessing at the time. Where some wish, and perhaps insist, upon taking stock of her or his tormented soul in private, Dan prefers to do so in public parks, long-grass adorned meadows, and criminally enormous mall parking lots.
WHO: John Knoll, Tommy Archuleta, Riqui Alvarez, and Dan Marotta
WHAT: Quatro en Mayo poetry reading
WHEN: May 28, 6pm
WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie
COST: Free, donations gratefully accepted
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