Well-known Albuquerque poet Bill Nevins reads from and signs his new book, "Awe."
Bill Nevins grew up Irish Catholic near and in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. He moved to northern New England and raised his three children, one of whom, Special Forces SFC Liam Nevins, died in combat in Afghanistan in 2013. Bill has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1996.
His poetry has been published in Malpaís Review, Green Left Weekly, The Rag, Central Avenue, Sage Trail, Adobe Walls, Más Tequila Review, Special Forces Charitable Trust online, Maple Leaf Rag II, The Cornelian, KUMISS, and other publications. His journalism is found in The Guardian, Forward Motion, Z Magazine, RootsWorld, Hyper Active, Trend of Santa Fe, EcoSource, LOGOS, Thirsty Ear, ABQ ARTS, Local iQ, TM Transmission, The Celtic Connection, Irish American News, An Scathan/Celtic Mirror and other journals.
Bill continues to perform at Poetry & Film, Dialogue Open Mic, Kaktus Poetry Voices of the Barrio, Fixed and Free, Jules Poetry Playhouse, Sunday Chatter and other Albuquerque and New Mexico poetry gatherings. He has recently performed at SOMOS in Taos, NM and The Maple Leaf Readings in New Orleans.
Bill has retired from teaching and divides his time between homes in the towns of Albuquerque and Black Lake, New Mexico, and traveling. Bill is Chair of the Poetry & Film Chapter, New Mexico State Film Society, and Curator Director of the Santa Fe Poetry & Film Experience at the annual Santa Fe Film Festival.
His second SWEP book, Awe, will be published February 2020.
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