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A gaggle of poets: readings with Santa Fe poet laureate Jon Davis

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 10:16 am, Sun Nov 24, 2013.

There’s more to being the poet laureate than writing poems. City of Santa Fe poet laureate Jon Davis has scheduled six readings by six poets, including himself, around the city. Each event features a different group of poets reading with Davis. The second of these gatherings, Santa Fe Poets 2, takes place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Institute of American Indian Arts (83 Avan Nu Po Road, 505-424-2300); there is no charge. The other poets taking part on Sunday are Lauren Camp, host of KSFR’s poetry and music program Audio Saucepan; New Mexico School for the Arts instructor Jamie Figueroa, dg nanouk okpik, the native Alaskan author of the recent University of Arizona Press collection Corpse Whale; Arthur Sze, Santa Fe’s first poet laureate, whose collection Compass Rose will be published by Copper Canyon Press next year; and Joanne Dominique Dwyer, who declares in her poem “Ars Poetica, or Keeper-of-the-Water” from her collection Belle Laide (Sarabande Books) that she feels like gutter poet Charles Bukowski:

Though I doubt I’ll ever be able to bare my soul

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