Santa Fe 11/11-11/17

What: David Lanier & Shaun T. Griffin
When: Tuesday 11/12 6:00PM
Where: Collected Works Bookstore 202 Galisteo Street – 505-988-4226
Price: FREE

David Lanier, who currently resides in Santa Fe, lived for many years in Washington, D.C., where he was on the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Marlboro Review, Louisville Review, and several other small magazines. His latest book is Lost & Found.

Shaun T. Griffin has published seven books of poetry, three poetry anthologies, and one translation. For many years he has taught a poetry workshop at Northern Nevada Correctional Center and published an annual journal of their work, Razor Wire. His newest book is What The Desert Surrenders.


Photo - Dana Levin

What: The Renga Project
When: Fridays 6/2013 – 6/2014 5:00PM
Where: Next to SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta
Price: FREE

The ongoing Renga Project brings together over 100 poets to create a year long collaborative project. Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate, Jon Davis and Axel Contemporary have put up a 10 foot tall sign in Santa Fe’s rail yard. Each Friday a new stanza from a new poet will appear. Over time a true collaborative piece will emerge.

The entire project will be published next year and there will be a reading of the full poem at the New Mexico Museum of Art on 6/22/14.


What: New Mexico School for the Arts Reading
When: Friday 

High school students in New Mexico School of the Arts‘ poetry class, taught by Monika Cassel, share poems and songs written in the Fall semester.11/15 6:00PM
Where: Collected Works Bookstore 202 Galisteo Street – 505-988-4226
Price: FREE


What: MUSE Times Two – Eleni Sikelianos & Sherwin Bitsui
When: Sunday 11/17 4:00PM
Where: Collected Works Bookstore 202 Galisteo Street – 505-988-4226
Price: FREE

Muse Times Two brings new or under-known poetic voices from around the nation to Santa Fe to present their original works. Out-of-town headliners are paired with local poets from New Mexico to enhance both our local and national literary communities. Through such poetic cross pollination, the rich literary heritage of New Mexico meets the national heritage for a vibrant literary experience.

Eleni Sikelianos is the author of six books of poetry, including The California Poem, a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year. She directs the University of Denver’s Creative Writing program. Her latest book is The Loving Detail of the Living & The Dead.

Sherwin Bitsui was born in 1975 in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He is Diné (Navajo) and has a profound connection to his culture. His acclaimed first book of poems, Shapeshift, appeared in 2003. He has been honored by the Witter Bynner Foundation, and his work has appeared widely, including American PoetThe Iowa ReviewFrank, and Red Ink. His latest boo is Flood Song.