A Unique Poetry Community

Stronger Than Stigma

Poetry with a Mission 

At MindWell Poetry, our mission is to create safe spaces for creative expression about mental health, recovery, resiliency and identity and encourage those who experience challenges due to any of these experiences that we are stronger than stigma.

  • Every 3rd Friday of the Month
    (and a few other days, because poetry...)

2019 MindWell Slam Team

MindWell Poetry

Hosts our events at %99 Pure CBD, located at 3904 Central Ave. SE. Our partners at V Roast Bistro next door even stay open late on these nights to serve up that sweet coffee goodness and some of the best damn vegan food you'll find anywhere in Albuquerque!


Our show begins with the open mic, which is open to poets and musicians alike, and while we encourage themes of mental health, recovery, resiliency and identity, artists are welcome to share whatever moves them.


After the open mic we present featured artists from around the nation, who come in to share their unique and powerful voices with our community. 


To round out the evening, we host a poetry slam for those wishing to compete, and earn points towards the finals stage where they will earn a chance to be part of our MindWell Poetry Slam Team each year.


Our only goal with every show is to build a community that is safe, inclusive and welcoming. And you will find that reflected in the diversity of voices and the love that you can feel in the air as soon as you enter!

Featured Poets 2019


Jay Ward

September 20

From Charlotte, NC

Member of the National Poetry Slam Winning Team SlamCharlotte, and Multiple Award Winning Poet

Gigi Bella G


October 40th

Gigi will be headlining our First Annual Goddess Slam 


Antoinette Martine Torres

From Killeen, TX

Antoinette delivers a fire all her own! 

Chibbi Orduna


November 8th

From San Antonio. TX

The one of a kind, irrepressible poetry phenom will touch down in the 505! 

Our Next Show!

September 20, 2019


Featuring Jay Ward, member of the 2018 National Poetry Slam winning SlamCharlotte team, and ranked 14th Best Individual Poet in the World! 



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