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Natalie Goldberg is the author of 15 books, including "Writing Down the Bones," which has sold over one million copies and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country. In her memoir, "Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home," she shares her experience with cancer - grounded in her practice of Zen and writing. Her latest work, "Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage to the Heart and Homeland of Haiku," is due out in February 2021. more
Taos poet and teacher Lise Goett conjures up poetry in response to COVID-19. more
A memoir workshop in town that transitioned to online meetings on Zoom after the coronavirus pandemic ended the possibility of continuing face-to-face meetings unwittingly created a new virtual model for future workshops and classes offered by the Society of the Muse of the Southwest. more
One month ago, Jean Stevens, the director of the annual Taos Environmental Film Festival, canceled the film screenings to be held at the Taos Community Auditorium in response to the state emergency quarantine order for the coronavirus pandemic. Fast forward to Earth Day, April 22, thanks to the determined efforts of Society of the Muse of the Southwest, director Jan Smith and a stunning roster of local actors, poets, musicians and activists, a different, uniquely Taos community-inspired online gathering of artists will speak to these times. All the proceeds from online donations will go to Holy Cross Hospital to provide personal protective equipment for the staff. more
Tempo asked leaders from the Taos Arts Council, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest and the Taos Gallery Association to give us a snapshot of what they accomplished last year and what's on the docket for the new year. more
"The possibilities are endless when our body, voice and imagination are fully engaged in making the written word come alive," said Taos author/activist David Pérez, who will be sharing his love of both storytelling and performance this weekend at a workshop hosted by the Society of the Muse of the Southwest. more
Lovers of poetry will gather Saturday (Jan. 4) at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, 240 Morada Lane, to honor the 2020-22 poet laureate of Taos, Catherine Strisik. The literary dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. more
"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
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