WOC: Featuring Anna Martinez

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Sensual, spiritual, and so very passionate, Anna Martinez will wake you up with poetry that feeds the soul and balances the Chakras! Don’t miss out on her amazing poetry! Please join us!!!

We will have some light refreshments and welcome anyone that would like to bring food to share.

The show will run as follows:
30-45 min Self-identified women of color open mic
30-40 min Feature
15 min break
30-20 min Ally open mic (time permitting)

Anna C. Martinez is a local civil rights attorney, performance poet, mother and grandmother raised in Española, NM. First published in 2014 with ABQ Poet Laureate Emeritus Jessica Helen Lopez and other amazing women in anthology La Palabra: the Word is Woman, and also in Lowriting: Shots, Rides and Stories from the Chicano Soul with artists such as Lalo Alcaraz, Gustavo Arellano and ABQ Poet Laureate Emeritus Manuel Gonzalez. Anna is currently working on publishing her first book of poetry and has opened for poets such as Buddy Wakefield, renowned performance artist Guillermo Gomez Peña and La Pocha Nostra, and in March will open for Irish poet Paul Muldoon and Jimmy Santiago Baca. In-house poet at Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural De Arte in Taos, NM, Anna has held titles as ABQ XXX Haiku Champ, Chicano/a Slam Champ, 2019 City Slam Champ for, and executive council member of team Mindwell Slam with whom she will compete in 2020 at the largest slams in the country, Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Tampa and International Poetry Slam in Dallas. Anna is also on the board of directors for Burque Revolt Slam LLC, co-host of Divinely Inspired Poetry show with goddess Jazz Cuffee on the 4th Sunday of each month, and opens her home for free to traveling poets.


El Chante: Casa de Cultura, Albuquerque, NM

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