The Albuquerque Poet Laureate Series

Co-published with the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Cultural Services, the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Series features new and selected work by the city’s Poet Laureate at the conclusion of their two-year term. Newly appointed poets will join Hakim Bellamy, Jessica Helen Lopez, Manuel González, Michelle Otero, and Mary Oishi as significant voices in the community who have been recognized with the honor of serving as the Poet Laureate and sharing their craft in the volumes published in the series.

Commissions y Corridos

By Hakim Bellamy

The poems collected here insist that with the power to do right, people also have a responsibility to themselves, their loved ones, and complete strangers to be better and strive harder.

Subjects: Poetry

The Blood Poems

By Jessica Helen Lopez

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs.

Subjects: Poetry

Duende de Burque

Alburquerque Poems and Musings
By Manuel González

At its center, Duende de Burque is a love letter to Alburquerque and its surroundings—the Sandia Mountains, the Rio Grande Bosque, and all the people whose spirits fill these spaces.

Subjects: Poetry


By Michelle Otero

In her debut poetry collection, Bosque, Otero celebrates the importance of water and the bosque to the people of Albuquerque.

Subjects: Poetry