Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Michelle Otero, Bosque
February 28, 2021
3 pm (MST)
Live via Zoom. Register HERE
Nestled in the heart of Albuquerque is a vibrant cottonwood forest that has flourished for centuries along the Río Grande—providing a home for porcupines, migratory birds, coyotes, and other wildlife as well as a sanctuary for its city residents. In her debut poetry collection, Bosque, Michelle Otero celebrates the importance of water and the bosque to the people of Albuquerque.
Free community event
“Michelle Otero reveals the palette of The Color Brown throughout the magnificent collection of poetry…A must read, Bosque quenches the spirit in time of drought. It is bound to be a classic of Chicanx literature.” — Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue. Michelle Otero was the Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico from 2018-2020. Raised in Deming, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History with honors from Harvard and a Master’s in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to create writing workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico, for women who survived domestic and sexual violence. Her book of essays, Malinche’s Daughter, grew from that experience.
Presented by Bookworks, History and Literary Arts Program/NHCC, and UNM Press.