IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

April 12-April 26, 2013 | 6 pmMy Favorite Poem Project

Char Teters

Santa Fe poets, politicians, business owners, and students and professors from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will celebrate National Poetry Month with free Friday readings during April.

The My Favorite Poem project, directed by award-winning poet and University of New Mexico professor Luci Tapahonso, invites community members to share their favorite works of poetry by other authors. IAIA will co-host the Santa Fe project at its campus April 12 and April 26. UNM will host its event with local community readers April 5 and 19th. For a listing of UNM readers and more information about the Albuquerque event, click here.

Santa Fe poetry readers include:

Friday, April 12       Friday, April 26            
Tony Abeyta, artist Byron Aspaas, IAIA student
Sasha LaPointe, IAIA student Mark Bahti, business owner, Bahti Indian Arts
Char Teters, IAIA core faculty, artist Bette Booth, Santa Fe Green Lodging Initiative coordinator
Daniel Gibson, Native Peoples Magazine editor Santa Fe Mayor David Coss
IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin Santa Fe Poet Laureate & Creative Writing Faculty Jon Davis
Michael McGarrity, novelist Ann Filemyr, College of Contemporary Native Arts Dean & poet
Mateo Romero, artist Roberta Joe, Santa Fe Assistant County Attorney
Liz Stefanics, Santa Fe County Commissioner Michael Lopez, U.S. Senator Tom Udall field representative
James Thomas Stevens, Creative Writing core faculty & poet   Laura Fragua-Cota, artist
Connie Tsosie-Gaussoin, artist and designer Emmi Whitehorse, artist
Natalia Valles, Wood-Gormley Elementary student Maura Dhu Studi, actor musician
Patrick Lannan, Lannan Foundation president Oliver Prezant, Santa Fe Opera
  Darlene Anderson, Anderson Real Estate


Santa Fe Mayor David Coss

All readings begin at 6 p.m. in IAIA’s Center for Lifelong Education. A reception will follow.

Jon Davis

For more information, contact Dean Ann Filemyr at 505-424-5748 or afilemyr@iaia.edu.

Read a news release about the project.