New Mexico Authors
March & April
Saturdays at 10:00am
March 16, 2019
Joseph Charles MacKenzie is a Nuevomexicano Lyric Poet. Mr. MacKenzie will be at the Library in full Scottish kilt including the MacKenzie tartan to recite a mix of some of the poems from his book Sonnets for Christ the King, which is a lyrical sequence around the traditional themes of love, death, and the passage of time, and a substantial sampling of Scottish lyric poetry, including poems from Samuel Gilliland, Scotland’s last living bard, and Hugh Mac Diarmid, Scotland’s most important poet of the 20th century. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind lyrical presentation.
April 6, 2019
Anthony Anella, and Mark C. Childs, co-authored the book Imagine a City That Remembers: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project. The book grew out of a series of articles and photographs published in the Albuquerque Tribune in 1998 and 1999. It contains an expanded and updated collection of photographs that revisit Albuquerque nearly twenty years after the original articles were written. The book juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city’s history and development.
The authors will be presenting information gathered for the book, sharing their insights, understandings, and beliefs of Albuquerque as a small city that is still in touch with its history and argue that what makes Albuquerque a great place is the continued presence of its strong traditions.