Albuquerque Poetry Slam Crowns our 2019 Women’s Champion

Tonight at the Outpost Performance, the Albuquerque Poetry Slam closed our 25th Slam Season by crowning our 2019 Women’s Champion: Jessica Parascandola. She will represent the Duke City at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas, Texas, March 5-7th 2020. Many thanks, much love, & much respect to our finalists: D’Nessa MC, Liza […]

15th Annual Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam

Albuquerque, NM – ABQ Slams, The City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Dept., The Kimo Theater, and Zullo’s Bistro are proud to present the 2018 Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Championship — the biggest night of slam poetry in Albuquerque this year on Friday & Saturday, July 20th & 21st at 7:00 pm. 

Poetry Slam is the […]

Gigi Bella is our 2016 ABQ Slams Women’s Champion

After a hard-fought slam before a packed house at Outpost Performance Space. This year’s slam was hosted by Lauren Poole and featured poetry by Robin Reynolds, Gabriella Reyes, Brooke Von Blomberg, Bianca Sanchez, Kristian Macaron, Gigi Bella, Rowie Shebala, and Cathy Cook.; In the end, we had a tie-breaker round between Gigi and Rowie and […]

Your 2016 ABQ Slam Team is. . .

Saturday night, The Outpost Performance Space was sold out for another year and Albuquerque Poetry Slam crowned its 22nd consecutive Slam Team. Our show was hosted by ABQ Slams Legend, Manuel Gonzalez, and featured a slew of first-time finalists and seasoned poets: Kae Piller, Cathy Cook, Robin Reynolds, Marcial Delgado, and Brooke Von Blomberg all […]

ABQ Slams Grand Slam Championship @ The Outpost Performance Space

April 2nd, 7:30 PM, Outpost Performance Space Watch Albuquerque’s top 10 poets square off to represent The Duke City at The National Poetry Slam in August. Tickets available at Don’t miss it! Competing Poets: Audrey Tobyas, Eva Crespin, Mercedez Holtry, Robin Reynolds, Avery Frank, Damien Flores, Marcial Delgado, Kae Piller, Brooke Von Blomberg, and […]

Mercedez Holtry is our Two-Time ABQ Slams Women’s Champion

After a great slam at the Outpost Performance Space on Friday night, Mercedez Holtry was crowned our champion for the second year in a row. She will represent the Duke City at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY this March! Also congrats to our finalists: Avery Frank, Robin Reynolds, Brooke Von […]

December Poetry & Beer Featuring: Lorin Elizabeth & Rachel Calleja

Join us on Tuesday, December 8th for Poetry and Beer! Our featured poets will be Lorin Elizabeth and Rachel Calleja on their US tour all the way from Australia. Open Mic and your last chance to qualify for our ABQ Slams Women of the World Championship on December 12th. Don’t miss it!

A Poem by Sergio Méndez Aguirre

Llego a esta tierra, Seca, amarga, Cubierta con espera. Espera, mi lengua no prospera. Mi lengua no es entera. Deja, que fluya por la tierra. Dulce, la sangre de mis venas. Llego a esta tierra, Con esperanzas de lograr alguna meta. Sin esperar que la tierra me encarcela, Seca, amarga. Quisiera sacar toda la hierba. […]

Final Friday! Featuring: Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Natasha Carrizosa

Don’t miss our special featured poets this month! Joaquin and Natasha are a touring duo from Texas and have stomped all over this world performing their poetry. International, National, and Regional Slam Champs, Joaquin and Natasha put on an amazing show! Open Mic and Slam sign up at 6:30. Show at 7. Winning Coffee Co. […]