Annual School Poetry Event Greets New Speakers

Poetry Days & Spoken Word Event

Annual School Poetry Event Greets New Speakers

We are excited to greet four new poetry and spoken word queens to MMAC’s annual Poetry Days for Mountainair Middle and High School students. Davine Torres, Miriam Sagan, K. Benally, and Letsjusb bring their talents to Mountainair middle and high school classrooms all March 2021.


Organized by Karen Smith, MMAC board member, Young Arts Club director, and owner of Two Ponyz Ranch, the monthlong event is being held both virtually and in-person through English and writing classes.


Parents—ask your kids what’s inspiring them this month and what kind of beats they’re writing in this popular writing event!

Davine Torres

Wed/Thu, March 3 & 4

Forms of Poetic Expression

Davine Torres
Mountainair Poet and Musician
Attended Mountainair Public Schools

Wed/Thurs, March 10 & 11

Before Texting…there was Haiku

Miriam Sagan
Associate Professor at Santa Fe Community College and Writing and Editing Consultant
Harvard University, BA
Boston University, MA

Miriam Sagan
K. Benally

Mon/Tues, March 15 & 16

Nurture Your Creative Groove

K. Benally
Diné Poet and Hip Hop Artist

The Poetry Days and Virtual Poetry Slam contest is sponsored by Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Manzano Mountain Art Council, Hancock Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and New Mexico Arts.

K. Benally and Letsjusb

Wed, April 7, 2021, 10 am – noon

Virtual Poetry Slam Contest

with Indigenous Hip Hop Artists, K. Benally & Letsjusb

Mountainair Middle & High Schools

Students interested in submitting a poem for the contest will be given the opportunity through their English teacher and the school office. Applications will be available by March 22, 2021. Students are not required to publicly recite their work to be considered. The live performance will be broadcast via Zoom. Ask the school for login details.

Cool Prizes!
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