The We Are This City Manifesto

The We Are This City’s Manifesto, written by Albuquerque’s Inaugural Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy, captures something right out of the heart of Albuquerque. It re-interprets, resuscitates and re-creates our city in its lines, over and over again, and asks nothing more than your ear and imagination.

We hope it recalls as much beauty for you as it does us. Memories of a sunset so beautiful it seemed to paint itself on the edge of the earth, or how if the sun had a vacation home it would most definitely be right here in Albuquerque. The Manifesto guides us as we seek to collectively transform our city, beautify it’s streets, and reimagine Albuquerque one empty building at a time.

We Are This City celebrates the beauty, creativity, and the full heart our city carries in its chest. But enough waxing poetic… here’s the manifesto itself.

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