October 1, 2022

John Macker Poetry reading and book launch announced at Teatro Paraguas

Award-winning poet and playwright John Macker will read excerpts from his recent collection of poetry, Late Mornings, on Sunday, September 25 at 5 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.

John Macker grew up in Colorado and has lived in northern New Mexico for 25 years. He has published 14 complete books and collections of poetry, 2 audio recordings, an anthology of fiction and essays, and several pamphlets over 35 years. His most recent are Belated Mornings, Atlas of Wolves, The Blues Drink Your Dreams Away, Selected Poems 1983-2018, (New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 2019 finalist) and Desert Threnody, Essays and Short Fiction Films, (winner of the award 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Fiction Anthology Award). For several years, he contributed to the Malpais Review of Albuquerque. His one-act play, “Coyote Acid,” was produced by Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe in early 2022. He just completed a one-act trilogy called “The Black Range.” He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Annie and two dogs.

In this short, focused collection of poems, Macker pays homage to ancient poets, explores bad politics at the solstice, celebrates books, Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the butterflies of Whitman’s beard, and places his poetic practice firmly in the idea that each morning is resolutely unique and must belong to the “sweet hours”.

Free entry. For more information please call 505-424-1601 or teatroparaguasnm.org.