Thirsty World Hosted by James Burbank

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Calling all Poets! Welcome to the premiere of “Thirsty Word” hosted by James Burbank, to occur every second Wednesday of the month. James will read from his exquisite catalogue of poetry and then there will be an opportunity for open mic. Sign up for open mic will be at 6:30pm 10 readers, 3 min each.

James Burbank is an Albuquerque multi-media artist, poet photographer and author of more than two hundred articles, often accompanied by his own photographs, in publications such as Reuters ,Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Gnosis, Village Voice, Financial Planner, National Catholic Reporter, Financial Times, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, New Mexico Magazine. He is author of the Southwest classic, Vanishing Lobo: The Mexican Wolf and the Southwest (Johnson Books, 1990). His long poem, Untitled Outbursts, appears on Dispatches from the Poetry Wars ( His most recent book, OxBow Poems: Slow Walks on the Rio Grande (Duende Press, 2015) features Burbank’s photography, poems and essays. He has done voice work featured in the PBS documentary, Osimi, and the short film, The History of What’s a Gonna Happen, to promote Albuquerque sculptor Ed Haddaway’s work that has been selected for the Venice Biennalle, 2019. Burbank’s poetry/photography assemblages have been shown at the April Price Gallery, ACOG and New Mexico Arts League Gallery. He is former director of the UNM Professional Writing Internship Program in the English Dept where he taught for many years before recently retiring.


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