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Poet Laureate

L to R: Stewart Warren (APLP Founder), Susan McAllister (APLP Organizing Committee), Don McIver (APLP Organizing Committee), Mindy Grossberg (APLP Organizing Committee), Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, Inaugural Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy, Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Fmr. Santa Fe Poet Laureate Valerie Martinez (APLP Organizing Committee)

             Mayor of Albuquerque & Laureate of Albuquerque

My sincerest thank you and all things “Poet Laureate” can be found at http://abqpoetlaureate.org/wordpress/

Links to the “Big Announcement”:

Official Announcement & Press Pic at Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program website (Photo by Wes Naman/Naman Photography)

New Poet Laureate in Burque (by Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe)

Hakim Bellamy named ABQ Poet Laureate (Duke City Fix, Jeff Hartzer)

The Sunday Poem: ABQ Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy…Home Invasion (Duke City Fix, DitchRider)

Hakim Bellamy Albuquerque’s First Poet Laureate (Jeff Hartzer’s Web Blog with video segments of poetry by Hakim Bellamy & NM Centennial Poet Levi Romero at the Poet Laureate Announcement Ceremony)

Best of Burque favorite Hakim Bellamy named Albuquerque’s first Poet Laureate (Weekly Alibi, Laura Marrich)

Albuquerque’s First Poet Laureate: Hakim Bellamy (KUNM, Elaine Baumgartel)

Hakim Bellamy is named City’s first-ever poet laureate (Local-iQ, Mike English) Cover Story/Feature


Albuquerque names its 1st ‘poet laureate’ (The Examiner, Washington, D.C., Associated Press)

Albuquerque names popular performance poet as city’s 1st ‘poet laureate’ (The Republic, Columbus, IN, Associated Press)

Albuquerque names its 1st ‘poet laureate’ (News West 9, West Texas, Associated Press)

Bellamy is city’s first poet laureate (Albuquerque Journal, David Steinberg)

Albuquerque names its 1st ‘poet laureate’ (KOB Eyewitness News 4, Associated Press)

Meet Albuquerque’s first Poet Laureate (ABQ Arts, Carlos Contreras)

Ballet Rep premiere: “Literally Dance - words in movement (ABQ Arts, Editor)


After all, it’s season for renewal (Albuquerque journal, David Steinberg)

Vivid Dreams (Albuquerque Journal, Adrian Gomez)