Anaya Radio Tribute & Social Media Takeover Featured Poet: Levi Romero

In partnership with KUNM’s Generation Justice and Spoken Word Hour, the Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest presents a two-hour radio tribute to Mr. Anaya, “A Celebration of Poets,” on April 25 @7pm, 89.9 FM KANW, featuring local poets Hakim Bellamy, Damien Flores, Michelle Otero, Levi Romero, and Tanaya Winder. Each day this week, our poets will “take over” our English Department Instagram and Anaya Lecture Facebook pages.

Our featured poet is Levi Romero, the inaugural New Mexico Poet Laureate (2020) and New Mexico Centennial Poet (2012). He is co-editor of the anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, co-author of Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland, and author of two poetry collections, A Poetry of Remembrance: New and Rejected Works and In the Gathering of Silence. He is from the Embudo Valley of northern New Mexico and is an Assistant Professor in the Chicana/Chicano Studies Department at UNM.

Follow our English Department Instagram and Anaya Lecture Facebook pages to find out more about Levi’s work. You can also find Levi on his faculty bio page.