Reading & Booksigning and Walk Along the Bosque with Michelle Otero, Albuquerque Poet Laureate
October 25, 2018
6 pm: Walk Along the Bosque
7 pm: Poetry Reading
Please join us for a reading by Albuquerque’s fourth (and newest) Poet Laureate, Michelle Otero. In addition, Michelle is coordinating a series of walks along the Rio Grande Bosque, “Walking with Poets,” hosted by local poets, highlighting the work of poets we love, and raising awareness of the need to conserve and preserve our beloved Rio. The walks will lead to a bosque poetry anthology, to be edited by Otero. “Walking With Poets” takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month from July through October.
Otero is a tenth generation New Mexican. Her work has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, Brevity, Puerto del Sol, and other literary journals and she is the author of Malinche’s Daughter (essays).
Otero is Creative Director of El Valle Encantado, an organization promoting sustainable development initiatives in Albuquerque’s Atrisco neighborhood. She holds a B.A. in History from Harvard and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College.