9780826344830

A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene

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    9780826344830

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    0826344836

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-30
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
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Summary

Exciting words by talented poets who have made Albuquerque's poetry slams so successful.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Introductionp. 1
In Medias Res - NPS Finals 2005p. 5
We Teachp. 7
Two Minutesp. 10
In Our Heavenp. 12
The Sparkp. 15
Making a Scene, 1990-1994p. 19
Albuquerque Poetry Scene, 1990-1994p. 22
Coyotep. 24
The Windp. 25
Albuquerquep. 27
Slam Poetry Demystifiedp. 29
First Slam at Jack's Loungep. 31
Droughtp. 33
Blue Plate Specialp. 34
Chinco de Mayop. 35
Be my pearl jamp. 39
Venues - Best Price Books and Coffeep. 40
The Anatomy of a History Lessonp. 42
Taos Poetry Circusp. 45
One-match Firep. 48
Venues - Gold Coast Coffeehousep. 50
Barrio Madonnap. 52
Venues-Fabulous Dingo Barp. 54
Women Are Like Treesp. 55
ABQ Poetry Slam Hits the Road, 1995-2005p. 57
The First Nationals Team from Albuquerquep. 58
I Amp. 60
1995-2000p. 62
No Part (a.k.a. Chicano Poem)p. 64
In Our 70sp. 66
Satellite Manp. 68
December 1982p. 70
Ashp. 73
Slamming in the Early Yearsp. 75
Remembrance of Trinidad Sanchez Jr. (1943-2006)p. 76
Let Us Stop This Madnessp. 78
Remembrance of Ken Hunt (1970-2005)p. 79
Savannap. 81
Por que Lorca ha muerto?p. 83
The Objectp. 85
Albuquerque Poetry Festivalp. 86
The G-ification ofYour Lifep. 87
Forgetting to Livep. 89
2000-2005p. 90
Mo Ainmp. 92
Jesus Was a Muttp. 93
Zarathustrap. 95
Quincyp. 97
Alburquerquep. 98
Venues - Winning Coffee Cop. 100
Road Tripp. 101
The Hour of the Angelusp. 103
Central Avenuep. 106
Manzano Sunflowersp. 108
Truelovep. 110
the ragp. 111
After the Ultrasound, Week 12p. 112
Venues - Club Rhythm & Bluesp. 113
A Vato Needs All the Help He Can Getp. 114
Venues - Insomniap. 116
Ode to Johnny Cashp. 118
Committing Poetry in Times of Warp. 120
Venues - Blue Dragonp. 121
City Champions and Slam Teams 1995-2005p. 122
ABQ Poetry Brings NPS Home - the Organizers' Storyp. 125
The Bidp. 126
Front Porchp. 129
The Vision - a Bigger Boatp. 129
Fat Manp. 135
Behind the Curtainp. 139
Misfitsp. 141
The Media - Getting Albuquerque Excitedp. 142
The Magic of Performing in New Mexicop. 146
Waiting for a Title in Germanp. 147
Venues - Puccini's Golden Westp. 148
Organizing NPS 2005p. 149
Renaissance Womenp. 151
NPS Experiencep. 154
Courting the Sparkp. 155
The Volunteersp. 158
Holy Waterp. 160
Making the Event Happenp. 163
You Are the Snowp. 164
NPS 2005 and the ABQ Slam Team Champions' Storyp. 167
Letter from the Chair of NPS 2005 (from the Event Program)p. 168
NPS 2005 Schedule of Eventsp. 170
The National Poetry Slam 2005 at the National Hispanic Cultural Centerp. 172
Nerd Slam under the Cottonwoodsp. 175
George Bushp. 177
Albuquerque Nationalsp. 179
Panning for Teethp. 180
Head-to-Head Haikup. 181
Haikup. 181
Forty-Eight-Hour Poetry Jook Joint... Out ch'Yondap. 182
Albuquerque Slamp. 184
A Poetic Audience Perspectivep. 189
Tournament Boutsp. 190
Soweto-Aubervilliersp. 194
Your Best Behaviorp. 198
For Bashirp. 200
Individual Championship - 2005p. 203
Visiting and Competing in NPS 2005p. 204
Headstonep. 205
Being the National Poetry Individual Championp. 207
for those who can still ride an airplane for the first timep. 208
Finals Night - Five Needles (Part I)p. 211
"Q"p. 212
Hosting the Eventp. 215
Homep. 217
Pink and Brownp. 220
Rebel Musicp. 224
They Love You Notp. 227
Mirror, Mirrorp. 229
Dancep. 231
Finals Night - Five Needles (Part II)p. 233
Finals Controversyp. 235
The Event and the Controversyp. 237
Marriagep. 240
Best-Run National Poetry Slamp. 242
What Teachers Makep. 245
The Teamp. 247
Winning It All - Team ABQ 2005p. 250
A möi ngp. 255
Night of the Chihuahuap. 257
Common Groundp. 260
Wednesdays in Phillyp. 263
Albuquerque and NPS2005p. 266
Some Recollections of the National Poetry Slam, Albuquerque, 2005p. 268
Thank You Acknowledgmentsp. 271
ABQ Aftermathp. 275
Aftermath: The Arts Communityp. 275
Artists and NPSp. 277
Aftermath: The Poetry Communityp. 278
2006 Bravos Award in Theatre Artsp. 281
Word-Sure Boyp. 282
Where Do We Go from Here-after the 2005 Championshipp. 284
Rock 'n' Rollp. 286
Billie's Blues Are Minep. 289
Polonius's Advice to His Son (the Remix)p. 292
UNM Spoken Word and College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI)p. 295
Una Novena pa la Tierrap. 297
The UNM Spoken Word Initiativep. 299
New and Rejected Worksp. 300
Dry Spell Dreamp. 303
Women in Slamp. 304
I Dare Youp. 305
Women and Poetryp. 306
Freshwater Fishp. 307
Poets and Writers Picnicp. 308
the rag and Herlandp. 310
Warp. 312
Aftermath: The Wider Communityp. 313
Song for Solomonp. 316
Aftermath: Organizing Communityp. 319
Monsoon Seasonp. 322
Pull the Next One Upp. 325
Afterwordp. 327
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