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 Hakim Bellamy, the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque (2012-2014) and a WK Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow. His first collection of poetry, SWEAR (West End Press/University of New Mexico Press) earned him the 2012 Working Class Studies Tillie Olsen Award for Literature. He holds an MA in Communications from UNM, and is the Deputy Director of the Cultural Services Department for the City of Albuquerque.