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"An epic poem is a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant to the culture of the poet. Many ancient writers used epic poetry to tell tales of intense adventures and heroic feats." more
Longtime Taos resident Catherine Strisik has been named the new Taos poet laureate, according to an announcement from Jan Smith, executive director of the local Society of the Muse of the Southwest, also known as SOMOS. more
Erika T. Wurth's newest novel, "You Who Enter Here," is not your typical New Mexico story. There are no farmers or curanderas, no historical figures or famous artists. There are no scenic backdrops with rivers and mountains and old adobe homes. more
The third workshop in the Prose Month series is titled "The Power of the Dark Side: Creating the Perfect Adversary." It will be given Saturday (Nov. 16), from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the SOMOS Salon, 108 Civic Plaza Drive. The fee to participate is $45; $40 for SOMOS members. more
Our vast world is populated with numerous diverse cultures. A lifetime of travel would not be enough to see them all. But some people are born to travel and seek out experiences and knowledge that only traversing the globe can provide. more
To some, the month of November is all about writing, and the Thanksgiving holiday is a well-timed couple of days off to finish up their novel before the end of the month. more
On the surface, a play set in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland might seem infinitely remote from the experience of high desert New Mexico. But the play's universal themes -- the interplay of devout faith and elder lore, the death of loved ones and the daily struggle to eke out a living from a harsh environment -- resonated deeply with Taos audiences when it was performed here 30 years ago. more
Writers Levi Romero and Robert Arellano share a passion for culture and education, a deep-rooted connection to Northern New Mexico and a decades-long friendship. Romero is from the Embudo … more
As the eldest daughter of legendary American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Jamie Bernstein has tales to tell. Coinciding with the centennial birthday celebration of her … more
Levi Romero is assistant professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at the University of New Mexico. His most recent book is "Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano … more
The mountains above El Valle amass columns of clouds, but in a low-lying pasture near the home of author William deBuys, 70, four horses graze peacefully, oblivious to the … more
The third annual Taos Writers Conference, hosted by the Society of the Muse of the Southwest, is robust, including a selection of five one-day intensives on Friday (July 12). On … more
Two poets are set to take listeners on a verbal journey through the wilds of their imaginations. A poetry reading by Paula J. Lambert and Ariana Kramer is planned Saturday (June 29), 7 … more
Taos writer John Nichols remembers first meeting Phaedra Greenwood. "I drove up to my old-new house and found this woman sitting there in my driveway playing her guitar. She … more
“Yá’át’ééh sha’ ałchíní. Shí éí Erica Elliott yinishyé. Nisha? Haash yinilyé? The words mean, ‘Hello my children. My name is Erica Elliott. And you? What is your name?’” more
All good things come to an end, they say. So it is with this year's National Poetry Month series at the Society of the Muse of the Southwest, aka SOMOS.This year's celebration concludes … more
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) continues its monthlong series with an Earth Day poetry reading organized by Taos Environmental … more
In celebration of National Poetry Month each April, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) begins a four-week series of events with a free two-day marathon reading of Homer's epic … more
It is a story of babies being removed from their mothers and their homeland, or left behind with no identity papers. Ní Churreáin is traveling from Dublin to Taos to read this and other selections from "Bloodroot." more
Scottish musicians Ben Please and Beth Porter are partners in life and as the duo The Bookshop Band. They will be in town Tuesday (Jan. 29) to record a concert album called "Best of … more
John Biscello's newest novel, Nocturne Variations, is exactly what the title promises, a dreamy narrative landscape bursting with a lyrical kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and perspectives. more
One of the greatest pleasures in life is finding your passion and following it. Falling in love with something and pursuing it with all your heart can transform a life from mundane to extraordinary. more
This year's theme is "Migration." The Grand Finale is Saturday (Oct. 13) at the Taos Community Auditorium. Lineup includes James Navé, Minton Sparks, Debra Ehrhardt and Cisco Guevara. more
"Unmasked" is a new anthology from Weeping Willow Books. The subject matter: women's reflections on sex and intimacy after the age of 50. The book contains poems and essays by a diverse … more
Michelle Adam wrote her first novel lying on the floor of her living room.She had a musculoskeletal injury that kept her from being able to walk for two years. The novel, she says, … more
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