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: Rich Boucher... Divine By Accident
"This is Rich at his best... come on, now, Rich, send me a poem for this column. I've asked and you haven't responded. I pick it up beginning next week, and would love to have something of yours: a poem, a bio, a photo. Don't make me…"
Jul 27
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell... Screwballs of Infinity
"Another great poem by Larry Goodell, one of our truly unique New Mexico poets. Thanks, Larry, for your great tenure as maestro of this space. And thanks, Rich, and of course Jon... and all the weekly readers. I hope I can do the space justice…"
Jul 24
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Laurie Macrae . . . Roosevelt Park: Theory and Practice
"Beautiful poem. I too remember Roosevelt Park from my youth in the 1950s. It has always been a map of what life in that part of the city has been like. I also remember an incident of police violence there in the mid 1980s... I guess things…"
Jun 8
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Jessica Helen Lopez . . . The Bodysmooth Consumer is a Woman
"Complex yet powerful poem! Thank you. And congratulations, Jessica Helen, on becoming our city's new poet laureate."
May 25
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Gino Sky . . . 2 Poems: A Lovely Burgundy Lady & Peace Be Gentle
"I love the first poem... all those different evocations of light!"
May 18
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher . . . Wondering What Kind of Doritos Apollo Liked
"We can always count on Rich Boucher for a terrific new poem read in his wisest of voices . . . and I can hear this one in his voice! Thanks again and always, Rich!"
May 11
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Leo Romero . . . 2 Poems: Each Second Lengthens the Distance & For Denis Cowper
"What wonderful poems! Thank you!"
May 4
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: David Benedetti . . . Thundershower
"Beautiful poem to rain! Hope it brings some."
Apr 27
Margaret Randall commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . An Easter Sunday
"Such a beautiful poem, Larry! Such nostalgia, such memories. And the photo is fabulous."
Apr 25
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

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 19 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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