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Don McIver commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Hey Michael Riordan, It's Not Working!
"It's not working anywhere...University Blvd. which was obviously designed to carry a lot of traffic from the stadiums, UNM, and CNM is drag strip late at night.  There seems to be a thriving crotch-rocket scene in ABQ and it's not…"
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Don McIver commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Don McIver . . . The Day I Wore a Dress
"Thanks for nice, thoughtful comments and publishing the poem."
Nov 3, 2013
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Poetry & Beer's 21st Anniversary Show at Low Spirits

October 4, 2013 at 9pm to October 5, 2013 at 1am
Poetry and Beer is 21 years old.  Yes, you read that right; 21 Years!  Poetry & Beer celebrates its 21st anniversary Friday, October 4th at 9 PM at Low Spirits.  Started in the 1992, Poetry and Beer has welcomed musicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, poetry slammers, page poets, writers, thinkers, talkers, and the oddest assortment of open mike poets in New Mexico's oldest monthly poetry reading for 21 years!   And this Friday we want to throw a party; a coming of age party to celebrate…See More
Oct 2, 2013
Don McIver liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry...Latino Roots
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Don McIver commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Joseph Bottone... And Then We're Drawn Away
"Really lovely, simple, yet complex poem.   So good to read this and hear you yesterday morning. Don"
Jan 28, 2013

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Don is a poet, producer, organizer, educator who's lived in ABQ since1991. In my time here, I've done a variety of things most notably helped organize 2 of the early incarnations of the 3SidedHole, the 2005 National Poetry Slam, and all sorts of slam related activities around town.
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Keith Jarrett: The Koln Concert and What it says about Creativity

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:17pm 1 Comment

Life is about listening.   Sometimes what life is saying comes at you in in strange ways.   Now stay with me here.

On Friday, I was reading this story on and it mentioned that few jazz musicians have the same clout as they once did.  Of the few, it mentioned…

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:28pm 0 Comments

Here's my testament to why I love ABQ.

I live in the student ghetto...a block away from the university. While my house faces south on Gold Street, my garage faces west on University (a busy street). So, every time we park our bikes in the garage, we open and shut the garage.

We rarely forget, but today, either we forgot or it didn't shut completely and bounced back up (something blocking?) and we didn't notice.

So we had some errands to run (rented a ZipCar) drove around…



Posted on March 26, 2012 at 1:30pm 12 Comments

So was playing hooky from work and napping with my door open.   Slowly, as if almost in a dream, I heard 2 people yelling at each other.

I got up and looked out, and it's a biker and some body in a car.

I made out this exchange.  "What am I supposed to do?  There aren't any bike lanes..."



American Triumphalism

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 12:08pm 0 Comments

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At 5:14pm on June 16, 2011, Paula Manning-Lewis said…
Hi Don, I finally got around to posting that blog about getting rid of our vehicle. I figured what better day than "Dump the Pump" day! I posted it here and on Facebook. Thanks for the inspiration! :) I also linked to your profile here and your Carless blog.
At 4:14pm on June 3, 2011, Ramona King said…
Don, I went to your website, I think it's been hi jacked.  It's got Chinese/Japanese character fonts.
At 12:06pm on November 12, 2010, Benny the Icepick said…
//God is love
Love is blind
Therefore Stevie Wonder is God//

Can I get a "Hallelujah"?
At 9:06pm on March 8, 2008, claroscuro said…
Good work !
At 2:46pm on November 21, 2007, Mikaela Renz-Whitmore said…
Don, start an offcial ABQ Slam Poetry group.

And moderate it.

I'll help, but I'm not spear-header. Use the pic above, yeah?
At 9:45am on November 17, 2007, chantal said…
Duke City Fix's resident slam-poet is in the house! Welcome.

If you need it, here's some info that might help describe how our new site works.


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