TAOS, N.M. — In celebration of National Poetry Month, held every year in April, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is continuing to bring poetry to Taos. The month-long celebration curated by Ariana Kramer has been reconfigured to take place entirely online. It continues on Saturday, April 11 with a reading via Zoom videoconferencing with Taos poet Veronica Golos and Santa Fe poet Gary Worth Moody.

Everyone is welcome to attend the online poetry reading via Zoom for free. You will need to sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us before the reading. In addition, you will need to sign on to the videoconference with your computer. The Zoom link for the April 11 reading is https://zoom.us/j/441517946 and the Meeting ID is 441 517 946. If you do not have a computer, you can also call in on your telephone, by dialing (346) 248-7799 and entering the Meeting ID when prompted.

Veronica Golos is the author of four poetry books:  GIRL, awarded the international Naji Naaman Honor Prize for Poetry, (Beirut, Lebanon); Rootwork: Lost Writings of John Brown and Mary Day Brown(3: A Taos Press), Vocabulary of Silence(Red Hen Press), winner of the 2011 New Mexico Book Award, poems from which are translated into Arabic by poet Nizar Sartawi, and A Bell Buried Deep(Storyline Press,), co-winner of the 16th Annual Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, adapted for stage and performed at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA.  She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband, David Pérez.

Gary Worth Moody is the author of three collections of poems, HAZARDS OF GRACE (Red Mountain Press, 2012), OCCOQUAN (Red Mountain Press, 2015 shortlisted for the International Rubery Award in Poetry), and THE BURNINGS (3:A Taos Press, 2019). His work has been published in various journals on both sides of the Atlantic and in anthologies, and has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. A falconer, Gary lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is at work assembling a fourth manuscript of poems regarding mortality with the working title, CARRION-DARK LIGHT.

For more information, and the full schedule of SOMOS Poetry Month events, visit this page or call (575) 758-0081.


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