Our 2019 Burque Revolt Slam team has returned from the 2019 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Regional which was held in North Carolina, June 4th-7th. The team of poets (left to right) Mercedez Holtry, Eva Marisol Crespin, Reina Davis, Sophia Nuanez and Gabe Reyes ended with a rank of 15 out of 32 scoring 2nd place the first night in their preliminary bout and 3rd place for the remaining bouts. This team faced some of the top southern poets in the nation and held their stage like no other.
Besides the competition, the poets enjoyed the energy, new friendships, supportive vibes and southern hospitality while in Fayetteville! They supported the other burque poets in attendance and bonded like no other!
We are super proud of the accomplishments and we know they made Albuquerque proud!
RESPIRA: QTPOC SLAM & OPEN MIC
INFO AND EVENT PAGE COMING SOON!
BURQUE REVOLT POETRY SLAM
LOBO SLAM: UNM’S ALL AGES OPEN MIC AND POETRY SLAM
WE WILL BE CONTINUING AT THE SATELLITE PATIO ON CENTRAL AND HARVARD FOR THE SUMMER!
WOC: WOMEN OF COLOR OPEN MIC
YOUTH POETS, WRITERS, ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS! SIGN UP FOR THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR FREE! UNIDOS SUMMER CAMP AT WAREHOUSE 508!
Celebrating more than a decade of Poetry and Coffee!
We say farewell to one of Burque’s most valuable venue! Thank you Winnings Coffee Co for always holding a space for us misfit rebel weirdo poets! We will always cherish the memories we had within your walls!
Here’s some photos of the last Lobo Slam ever to be held at Winnings! Enjoy!
BURQUE REVOLT GETS A FORBES FEATURE AND PERFORMS AT GALVANIZE NEW MEXICO.
That’s right! Forbes! We also had the privilege of meeting NM Congress Woman Deb Haaland, NM Congress Woman Xotchil Torres Small and former cheif of staff to FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Tina T’chen! It was an honor!
Read our feature here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/civicnation/2018/11/30/the-slam-poets-spoken-words-and-intersectionality-of-burque-revolt/?fbclid=IwAR3eMOjwynyBVUkR6-PVsOnV2UEuYN-U8kbC6tD24UBg4Vz1ujpZZPz3mSY#15281395af45
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER SHOWS 2018!
Respira Queer and Trans POC Open Mic and Slam
ABQ Unidos Youth Slam
LOBO SLAM AND W.O.C IN SEPTEMBER 2018!
September was a busy month! Check out these amazing photos from the first Lobo Slam of the season and the debut of WOC – a women of color open mic.
Lobo Slam brought the heat, especially the featured poets for the night. Rez Spit is the Indigenous Youth Collective, rising from the Native American Community Academy. They brought their young resilience and fierce indigenous poetry to Lobo Slam! It was a full house and a fantastic performance!
Then later in the month, we joined together again to honor, listen and embrace the strong and powerful voices of women of color in our community. The amazing and outspoken voice of Free Flow on KUNM 89.9, curator of Burque Noir and award winning poet and artist, Ebony Isis Booth, graced us with poetry from her newest collection “Grinning and Bare”. The night was magical to say the least.
Our first show was a success!
(Photo Credit – Brooke VonBlomberg)