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I am proud to be recognized by the New Mexico State Legislature on the floor of the State Senate, thanks to Senator Tim Keller. I am equally proud to be part of the International Day/Asian American Day at the State Legislature festivities…where politics and poetry play nicely. Thank you New Mexico!

I am proud to be recognized by the New Mexico State Legislature on the floor of the State Senate, thanks to Senator Tim Keller. I am equally proud to be part of the International Day/Asian American Day at the State Legislature festivities…where politics and poetry play nicely. Thank you New Mexico!

Thank you Congressman & “soon-to-be” Senator Martin Heinrich for his enduring support to me as an artist, a community organizer AND as a citizen of New Mexico for all these years. I met Martin in his City Council days, then (when I lived with my family) our families worked out at the same gym. I have immense respect and appreciation for Martin as a person. And though there may be other available candidates to vote for that share his politics, I vote for him because we share a relationship…and at the end of the day, I trust him to make decisions with his heart & love of New Mexico…I’ll take that any day, even on the rare occasion that we do not agree on a political issue. Thank YOU for your service, Martin!
Know your elected officials! And then vote what you know!

Thank you Congressman & “soon-to-be” Senator Martin Heinrich for his enduring support to me as an artist, a community organizer AND as a citizen of New Mexico for all these years. I met Martin in his City Council days, then (when I lived with my family) our families worked out at the same gym. I have immense respect and appreciation for Martin as a person. And though there may be other available candidates to vote for that share his politics, I vote for him because we share a relationship…and at the end of the day, I trust him to make decisions with his heart & love of New Mexico…I’ll take that any day, even on the rare occasion that we do not agree on a political issue. Thank YOU for your service, Martin!

Know your elected officials! And then vote what you know!

Congratulations and Acknowledgment from the Senate of the NM State Legislature…to be shared with the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) organizing committee and founding sponsors. It was you, not me, who made the Albuquerque poet laureate a possibility! You, who made me feel like I’ve done the impossible. Thank you APLP organizing committee for your dedication, work and persistence. Thank YOU, Senator Tim Keller, for initiating this recognition. Lastly, we also thank the Senate of New Mexico’s 50th Legislature for following suit.
-Hakim Bellamy
Albuquerque Poet Laureate

Congratulations and Acknowledgment from the Senate of the NM State Legislature…to be shared with the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (APLP) organizing committee and founding sponsors. It was you, not me, who made the Albuquerque poet laureate a possibility! You, who made me feel like I’ve done the impossible. Thank you APLP organizing committee for your dedication, work and persistence. Thank YOU, Senator Tim Keller, for initiating this recognition. Lastly, we also thank the Senate of New Mexico’s 50th Legislature for following suit.

-Hakim Bellamy

Albuquerque Poet Laureate