Margaret Randall
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Peter Christensen . . . 2 Poems from a Canadian Poet
"Amazing how different poetry is from wet places! Nice poems..."
Apr 6
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Rudolfo Carrillo . . . 2 Sonnets
"These are beautiful, especially #41. I love the 3-part visual too."
Mar 30
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Jim Sagel . . . Mayordomo
"What a welcome surprise to find this gritty and great poem by Jim Sagel on the DitchRider this morning! Jim wrote Spanglish as only a gringo fully immersed in northern New Mexican culture could. His poems and stories are a solid part of our unique…"
Mar 23
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . Waste Isolation Pilot Protest
"This is a powerful poem, written so long before the most recent accident at WIPP and ending with the site itself protesting its own use and abuse! Thanks, Larry. Also, come on all you poets--send a poem to the Ditchrider! Let's keep this…"
Mar 17
Margaret Randall liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall . . . Jesus' Little Baby Sister
Mar 9
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Olivia Gatwood . . . If there was a god
"So much evoked in this poem... so many good memories and new memories for those not evoked! Thank you Olivia, thank you Larry!"
Mar 2
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Sharon Barba . . . Two Poems - "Gloria Fuertes" and "Mesa"
"I wish I had known Sharon Barba. I hope you solve the mystery of her life and/or death. These poems, even with their clumsy gringa lines in incorrect Spanish, are powerful and lasting... the sort of poems that stay with you, that you want to read…"
Feb 23
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Holly Wilson . . . Caribbean Winter Beach
"I can taste this poem! Thank you."
Feb 20
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: José Emilio Pacheco: The Altar of the Dead & The Hour of the Children
"Nice translations of hard-hitting poems. Thanks so much, Larry, for featuring Jose Emilio Pacheco, who was a wonderful Mexican poet. Also a very modest and lovely person. We've lost so many of our good poets over the past month. I heard that…"
Feb 2
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: John Garmon . . .Church Goer
"Is this poem by John Garmon or Glen Sorestad? In any case, I like it... even an old atheist like me could get with the movement and images..."
Jan 26
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Amira Baraka . . . Slice Of Life & Lines To Garcia Lorca
"Thank you, Larry, for honoring Baraka's life and work with these two poems from the old Yugen days, a time that continually gave birth to exciting work. For those interested in a fascinating rendering of those times, Hettie Jones' memoir…"
Jan 12
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman . . . The Lions of Dusk
"Really meaningful poem, Zach, promising a meaningful book. Good luck with it."
Jan 5
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Keith Wilson . . .The Voices of My Desert
"Thank you, Larry, for bringing Keith's voice back to us in this lovely poem and in the news that his collected poems are available now. A true New Mexico original."
Dec 29, 2013
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell. . .The First Breath & Prelude (Solstice poems)
"Wish I had been there to hear you read these, Larry. The first one especially moves me greatly. Thank you for your life in poetry, and for sharing it so well with all of us."
Dec 23, 2013
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Deborah Woodside Coy. . . Santa's Hos
"Nice poem, Deborah, putting Christmas squarely where a consumer culture has already placed it. I laughed out loud."
Dec 15, 2013
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Jules Nyquist. . . Hyannis Port
"Jules, just great to read this wonderful poem in Montevideo, Uruguay, and be reminded of the poetic talent we have in Albuquerque. This is one of your best!"
Dec 9, 2013

Profile Information

Where I Live:
Albuquerque
About Me:
Writer, photographer, social activist
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Surrounding landscape
My Website:
http://www.margaretrandall.org
What I'm Reading:
poetry, history, politics

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Albuquerque Cultural Conference: Only a Month Away!

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 10:00am 1 Comment

           

           

              A fabulous meeting of minds and talents is only a month away. The fourth annual Albuquerque Cultural Conference will welcome attendees with a September 28th reception at the Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE, 4:30 p.m.). Billed…

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Albuquerque's Extraordinary Poetry Scene

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:00am 20 Comments

Good poetry in Albuquerque can be heard in at least a half dozen venues a week. In fact, many visitors and residents alike consider the city to be the current poetry capital of the nation. Rarely in the history of U.S. verse has there been a place where poets of so many different experiences, writing styles,…

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