By Hakim Bellamy


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Hakim Bellamy: Journalist

As the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), guest blogger Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published in Albuquerque inner-city buses and numerous anthologies. Bellamy was recognized as an honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize for his work as a community organizer and journalist in 2007, and was awarded the Emerging Creative Bravos Award by Creative Albuquerque this year. He is the co-creator of the multimedia Hip Hop theater production Urban Verbs: Hip-Hop Conservatory & Theater that has been staged throughout the country. He facilitates youth writing workshops for schools and community organizations in New Mexico and beyond. Having recently released his first book, Swear, Hakim successfully defended his MA Thesis in Communications and Journalism Department at the University of New Mexico in May. He is the proud father of a 5 year-old miracle and is the founding president of Beyond Poetry LLC.  Learn more about Hakim and his work here.