Pasatiempo - - In Other Words - — Casey Sanchez

Poets liv­ing out loud Santa Fe poet lau­re­ate Joan Log­ghe per­forms at New Mex­ico’s Po­etry Out Loud na­tional recita­tion con­test this week­end. Eleven fi­nal­ists from high schools statewide take the stage at the New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art as they vie to win $200 and an all-ex­penses paid trip to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to com­pete in the fi­nals. The na­tional cham­pion is awarded $20,000. The New Mex­ico event is a part­ner­ship be­tween the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Art and state art agen­cies.

The au­thor of five books and the re­cip­i­ent of a Na­tional En­dow­ment in Po­etry, Log­ghe has lived in North­ern New Mex­ico since the early 1970s. If the au­di­ence is lucky, they will get to hear her poem “Some­thing Like Mar­riage.” The much cel­e­brated lyric verse treats Log­ghe’s love-hate re­la­tion­ship with her adopted state.

The Po­etry Out Loud state fi­nals take place in the mu­seum’s St. Fran­cis Au­di­to­rium (107 W. Palace Ave.) on Sun­day, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free. For in­for­ma­tion, call 827-6490.

Joan Log­ghe

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