Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Richard Vargas: Poetry Journal Inaugural Publication

The Más Tequila Review, edited by MFA student Richard Vargas, will celebrate its inaugural publication at Albuquerque’s newest independent bookstore in the NE Heights, Alamosa Books, (8810 Holly NE, Ste. D, 505-797-7101.) The event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2-5 PM. Free and open to the public.
Poets from throughout New Mexico will be reading, and will include: Lisa Gill, Marilyn Stablein, Mitch Rayes, E.A. “Tony” Mares, Ken Gurney, Dale Harris, Gary Brower, Richard Vargas, John Macker and Mary McGinnis (Santa Fe) and Amalio Madueño (Taos.) There will also be an open mic (subject to time available.)

Los Angeles poet Michael C Ford wrote: “…I paged slowly thru Mas Tequila and assimilated what turned out to be total ambrosia… not a false note in these poems, practically seamless integrity of language… a lesson all who do indie publishing should learn: only print the words which have the ring of truth.”

Poet and retired UNM professor E.A. “Tony” Mares writes: "In the Malpaís Review, the words of poetry turn the badlands of the heart and of the disappearing natural landscape into fertile vistas for a better world, for the good lands we all desire."

Learn more about The Más Tequila Review at the website here.

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