Visiting Poet Laureateof Albuquerque Hakim Bellamy will be coming to SFUAD on Nov. 19 for a 7 p.m. reading. It is free and open to the public, and held in O’Shaughnessy Performance Space on campus.
About Hakim Bellamy:
As the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published in Albuquerque inner-city buses and numerous anthologies. Bellamy was recognized as an honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize for his work as a community organizer and journalist in 2007, and was awarded the Emerging Creative Bravos Award by Creative Albuquerque this year.
Recently, Bellamy was named Local iQ's “Best Poet” for the fourth consecutive year on their annual Smart List, and he has been named “Best Poet” in the Weekly Alibi's annual Best of Burque poll every year since 2010. He is the co-creator of the multimedia Hip Hop theater production Urban Verbs: Hip-Hop Conservatory & Theater that has been staged throughout the country. He facilitates youth writing workshops for schools and community organizations in New Mexico and beyond. Having recently released his first book, Swear, Hakim successfully defended his MA Thesis in Communications and Journalism Department at the University of New Mexico in May. He is the founding president of Beyond Poetry LLC.