Our June show of The Treehouse was a success, with a hearty open mic followed by a robust reading from Jessica Lopez. Jessica regaled us with a poetry lush with textured imagery, a subtle feminism and powerful metaphorical girth. We are proud to give a slam poet the opportunity to expand beyond the confines of the competition, and prouder still to see what Jessica did with the opportunity. If you saw it, you know; if you missed it, we pity you. :-)
You might have noticed our custom posters around downtown Albuquerque. The illustration, by Adam’s friend Alexander Butterfield, has been drawing eyes for two months now, and we have started learning to screen print it. We hope that by next month’s show, we will have posters available at the Merch Table for purchase, to benefit the reading.
But none of that can prepare you for what’s coming July 12th, when we feature the legendary author of the Dillinger poems: Todd Moore! Todd has been writing “Dillinger” for over 30 years, often in small bursts of micro-poems, many reflecting an erotic treatment of early 20th Century guns. We can’t express how excited we are to get Todd in front of the Treehouse mic, and if you haven’t seen or heard of him yet, we recommend you park yourself for a remarkable ride into the surreal, virtuosic world Todd has crafted.
A sample Dillinger poem:
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As ever, the details: Sumner & Dene Gallery, 517 Central NW, ABQ Parking is better earlier, and please bear in mind that a little walk will save you substantial cash. 6:30 Signup 7:00 Open Mic 8:15 or so Feature IN ORDER TO END ON TIME, WE WILL START AT 7:00 SHARP. We are overjoyed to see you and still need your support to make this reading a success. Please bring a friend for an evening you won’t forget! Next Month: August 9th, we welcome Destructible Heart poet, 2006 NorAZ Grand Slam Champion and budding novelist, Meghan Jones! She will read from her collection in progress. Love for you all, Jessica & Adam