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Taos stands in solidarity with the multitude of movements spanning the country, like the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQ movement and the Water Is Life movement. Taos does not want to succumb to the racial and cultural war that is brewing in the United States. Taos is our home, and we would like to set the example for the rest of our country.

Tempo, the arts and culture magazine of the Taos Newsis producing a series on prejudice and reconciliation in our own community.

'To be a poet is a condition, not a profession." That quote is attributed to Robert Graves, and if one does in fact have the courage to call oneself a poet, they most probably would agree. It's a heavy weight to bear, and few carry it lightly. So while April (National Poetry Month), draws to a close, we here at Tempo are celebrating all things poesy, and honoring the poets who bring forth the muse's gifts.

In his posthumously published epic hybrid poem, "Cabeza de Vaca," poet Peter Rabbit (born Peter Douthit in 1936) reconsiders history. Communing through time and space with the famous Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca via ingestion of psychotropics, Rabbit transforms the resilient pioneer into a groovy nomadic beatnik shaman.