amalio madueno


Long associated with the Taos Poetry Circus, poet and community activist Amalio Madueno (MFA UC Irvine) publishes widely in journals across the United States and in Europe (SOLO 2003, Sin Fronteras, and Familia [Romania]).  He performs throughout New Mexico and the west at community colleges and libraries, and on television, radio, videos, and CDs. His eight books of poetry include “Coyote Observes Humans,” “Garcia In Space,” “Garcia in Gringolandia” and “El Mirador,” all from Ranchos Press. “The God of This Vicinity” was serialized in ARTLIFE Limited Editions Magazine. His experimental epic, Lost in the Chamiso, will be released summer 2006 by Wild Embers Press (



4/20     THU Moorpark College Forum, 10am

4/20     THU Barnes & Noble, Westlake, 1pm

4/20     THU Zoey’s Café, Ventura, 7:30pm

            4/21     FRI TBA

4/23     SUN Artists Union Gallery, 3:15pm; facilitate “Poets Living Room”  open mic.


workshops & a panel

            4/22     Bell Arts Factory, Ventura Ave, Ventura

130--430pm Imagination as Value--The Imaginative Horizon $36; $30 in advance

In this poetry seminar/workshop, students bring their work for open reading and discussion regarding contemporary poetics similar in structure to the weeklong poetry and performance course developed by Amalio at the Taos Poetry Circus for Mexican Bob's Poetry Camp (1994-2001). Using works of students, the course highlights themes and issues discussed by poetics theorists Olsen, Fletcher, Stevens, Blaser, etal. Contact to preregister.

5-6pm Panel on the 3:15 Experiment


This event is supported by Poets and Writers, Inc.