Insight New Mexico - Hakim Bellamy

Insight New Mexico - Hakim Bellamy

V.B. Price talks with Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque's first Poet Laureate, about his experience in that role, the diversity and abundance of poets in New Mexico, and the power for poetry to change society and empower the youth.

Hakim helps run Voces: Writing Institute for Youth, a four-week, intensive writing workshop for high school students which culminates this Friday, June 28th at 7pm in a free performance of the student's work.

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V.B. Price is editor and co-founder of New Mexico Mercury. He is the former editor of Century Magazine and New Mexico Magazine, former city editor of the New Mexico Independent, and long-time columnist for the late Albuquerque Tribune. His latest book is The Orphaned Land: New Mexico’s Environment Since the Manhattan Project. He retired as the editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series at UNM Press in 2010. He has taught in the UNM Honors Program since l986.

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