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Beats of resilience

Tyehimba Jess won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his highly creative poetry book, "Olio" (Wave Books, 2016). His subject matter is compelling. "Olio" is about African-American slaves … more

Seasoned poets, and soon to be

The Taos Environmental Film Festival will continue its tradition of joining with the Society of the Muse of the Southwest to present a collaborative event. This year, the theme is … more

A fitting tribute

In 1967, when his first album of music was released, Leonard Cohen was 33 years old. Before that album, he was best-known as an award-winning poet and novelist.His first book of … more

Words spring forth

Every spring in Taos, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) prepares for a celebration of National Poetry Month. Longtime Taos resident, a frequent contributor to Tempo … more

Glorious obsession

Step out of the 21st century and into the timeless world of rubies, diamonds, amethysts and pearls with local author Cheríe Burns, biographer of Taos' very own fairytale … more

Voices of 'SEVEN'

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own," Audre Lorde, the New York State Poet Laureate, civil rights activist, and … more

Truth be told

Riveting honesty is how Pat Pollard's memoir, "Long Time Lost" struck me, moments into the first few pages. Describing her progress from being an adoptee to a birth … more

Reading rainbow

SOMOS is celebrating “November Prose Month.” The month’s events so far have included workshops from writers Johanna DeBiase and Sean Murphy, and readings from David Pérez, Andres Vargas. Anita Rodríguez, Steve Fox, Lauren Bjorkman, Estelle Laure and Eileen Wiard. more

Flower Power era recalled in stories

“Turn on, Tune in, drop out” is a phrase that can trigger stories about the raucous and raw counterculture movement spanning the 1960s and ‘70s. This same sentiment brings together a community storytelling project happening Thursday (Nov. 9) in Taos. more

Creative writing out loud

November is Prose Month. To celebrate, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is presenting its first celebration of the occasion with nine evenings of prose readings by 20 different writers and three consecutive Saturday workshops on the craft of prose writing and performance. more
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