Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology
(Feb. 15, 2019, Santa Fe, NM)--The Telepoem Booth®, a vintage phone booth that people can dial-a-poem on the phone to hear a recording through the earpiece, is now bringing a multi-disciplinary and multi-accessible lecture and poetry reading series to Santa Fe. The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology is sponsored by New Mexico Humanities Council and will celebrate the poetry in the Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe. The series starts April 5 and runs through May 3, 2019 in various venues throughout Santa Fe. 


This weekly series will begin with a panel discussion of technology, poetry and communication by local humanities experts. Subsequent events will honor National Poetry Month with poetry readings by "Telepoets" from the Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe.


The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology is produced in conjunction with the installed Telepoem Booth® Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe and the forthcoming Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe, which feature local, regional and international poets available to dial and listen to through the Telepoem Booth® handset.


The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series features the local poets Devin Baldwin, Sumner Carnahan, Julie Chase-Daniel, Jon Davis, James Gould, Elizabeth Hellstern, Michelle Holland, Che Kuzov-Tsong, Joan Logghe, Mary McGinnis, Carol Moldaw, Mary Morris, dg okpik, Karen Petersen, Stella Reed, Barbara Rockman, Katherine Seluja, Arthur Sze, James Thomas Stevens, Edie Tsong, Anne Valley-Fox, RJ Ward, Darryl Wellington and Moriah Williams. A chapbook featuring these poets and their Telepoem Booth® poems will be available for purchase at the events.


This Speaker Series is free and made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council. 


Fri., Apr. 5, 6 p.m. Panelist Discussion at CCA, Santa Fe, 1050 Pecos Trail. Panelist Discussion at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, located at 1050 Pecos Trail. Featuring Elizabeth Hellstern, Dr. Eugenia Parry, Edie Tsong and Krishnan Venkatesh. Humanities scholars, including a poet, an artist, a tutor at St. John's College and an art historian will have an inter-disciplinary discussion of what poetry does that no other art form can do, the experience of listening to poetry in a booth and how the context becomes psychically important, the importance of listening to poetry aloud, how poetry engages the body in a unique way and we can how to relate to other communications more poetically. This event will have sign language interpretation.

Fri., Apr. 12, 6 p.m. Telepoet Poetry Reading at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe.  Featuring Che Kuzov-Tsong, James Gould, Mary McGinnis, Karen Petersen, Edie Tsong, RJ Ward and Darryl Wellington. This event will have sign language interpretation.

Thurs., Apr. 18, 6 p.m. Essay and Telepoet Poetry Reading at CCA, Santa Fe, 1050 Pecos Trail. Featuring Mary Morris, Dr. Eugenia Parry, Stella Reed, Barbara Rockman, Katherine Seluja, James Thomas Stevens and Anne Valley-Fox.

Fri., Apr. 26, 5:30 p.m. Telepoet Poetry Reading at op.cit. books, 157 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Featuring Elizabeth Hellstern, Michelle Holland, Carol Moldaw, dg okpik and Moriah Williams. This event will have sign language interpretation.

Fri., May 3, 6 p.m. Telepoet Poetry Reading at Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe. Featuring Devin Baldwin, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Julie Chase-Daniel, Jon Davis, Joan Logghe and Arthur Sze.


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