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...)
Congratulations to our 2020 MindWell Slam Team!
Marcial Delgado - Grand Slam Champion
Zachary Kluckman, Coach
Anna Martinez, Kristin Patton
and Rene Mullen, our Alternate and Co-Coach
NEWS & Updates
Photo Credit: Zachary Kluckman
2020 MindWell Slam Team
Welcome to MindWell, a community of artists and creatives whose mission is to build safe spaces and advocate for mental health, recovery, resiliency, and embracing identity.
We host an event every Third Friday of the month, which opens with our infamous open mic, open to anyone with something to share. Although we encourage writing that touches on the themes our mission endorses, everyone is welcome to share whatever they need/want.
After the open mic we bring you the best Featured Poets from around the world, including award winners and international voices. Look at our list of past Features and you'll see how dynamic the voices are that visit MindWell!
After the featured poet, we host a phenomenal poetry slam, with many of the community's most urgent voices coming out to share their work! All ages and experience levels welcome!
Along with our regular shows, MindWell also hosts special events that feature artists and causes we believe in, as well as free community training and workshops to help build community and wellness within that community.
Featured Poets 2020
Punch Out the Casket!
A powerful combination of talents featuring the one and only Paulie Lipman and Valin Paige!
Special Fundraising Event for Our First Annual Goddess Slam
Champion who will represent us at the Women of the World Slam in March!
From Charlotte, NC
Kia Flow is an absolute titan of poetry from the East Coast, and will deliver her own brand of fire!
Teresa Johnson & Glori B
From Austin. TX
Not one, but two of Texas' most bad ass women are coming to ABQ!
Our Next Show!
January 17, 2020
Featuring Punch Out the Casket, with Paulie Lipman and Valin Paige!
7 pm to 9 pm
807 4th St. SW (Corner of Hazeldine)