Merimee Moffitt
  • 68, Female
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Miriam Sagan... Two Poems About Water
"ah yes --water worry --oh that it be washed away so we can stay in this particular paradise, the warm an sunny one, the one with history of drought--thx Miriam, lovely, especially the last lines of poem two--stunning"
Jul 15, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Teresa E. Gallion... Two Poems
" Gorgeous--both so real and tactile and passionate.  I really like the pair of love poems, with absence in between.  The grief in the garden poem is so beautifully spoken and felt.  Damn!  You rock!!!  So full of life,…"
Jul 1, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: New Mexico Dawn, by Gregory Candela
"nearly vehement enough for this burned Catholic--egads, off to jail they go, thank God.  Greg, you funny."
Jun 24, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Someone Else's Hair, by Sirena Rayes
"Sirena, you go deep, Woman.  Ah yes--the theys of the world with all their fixits for jobs--sad and serious poem--survivalism.  sock it to us, sister"
Jun 17, 2012
Merimee Moffitt left a comment for Barelas Babe
"Hi BB, Slamming is getting your voice up and out to an audience, generally in a competition scored somewhat ironically like Olympic sports.  slam is the "poor man's X Sport"  according the Kenn rodriquez, local slam…"
Jun 15, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Two Poems by Benjamin Bormann
"Lovely lovely--I am honored to have such a fine poet in my mileu.  The first one just knocks my socks off and actually shines a glimmer of hope for the species.  You can't be the only guy that smart!!  and the second--wow You…"
Jun 10, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Two Poems by Susan Sherman
"yes, I love the very real images and closeness to each in a cellular way--nice.  would like to hear more.  see u June 9 7pm alamosa"
Jun 7, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Intimately Defeated
"yea--u make me laugh!  Cheney has more or less disappeared from the world stage?  His new heart?  The good heart probably has real challenge accepting its new home--very amusing poem--"
May 27, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Tanaya Winder... Ten Little Indians
"memorable, factual, effective way in to the horror of disrespect. lack of love. abandonment of value. A well-wrought poem about a topic hard to touch in our patriarchal world where so many men deny this reality.  The overall statistics can be…"
May 27, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... Turning between Two Skewed Horizons
"ha ha fills me with memories of Oaxaca, la playa, Miguel Angel, palapas, liquados, the liquado brothers teaching us all to make "smooties" before smoothies hit America--going home to my son, and his father for whom I never got the hang of…"
May 27, 2012
Merimee Moffitt liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... Turning between Two Skewed Horizons
May 27, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Almost Lost: Walking the Old Tukishima Trail through Albuquerque
"Hi Rich--like this one--yr avid fan of course.  Funny how the three D crisscrossing effect seems so truthy--god, we all do that.  and then we laugh not remembering why we were mad .  must be mojo in this city for hearts on the…"
May 7, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Kell Robertson (In Memorium)... Two Poems
"". . . First Guitar" is a deep and sad story of too many gone mad with the drink.  hard, impossible paradox.  beautiful poem."
May 6, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Kell Robertson (In Memorium)... Two Poems
"wow--I wudda liked this guy.  Love his poem, old and leaking--now I'll read the other."
May 6, 2012
Merimee Moffitt liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Kell Robertson (In Memorium)... Two Poems
May 6, 2012
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Aileen O'Catherine... On What's Really Needed Nine Months After Your Debilitating Injury
"Aileen, I love it--even city bound as I am--these years.  Spring in my yard and hood is sweet hope and reminder of possibilities.  I love your poem.  May I solicit a submission from you for our monthly broadside, The Rag?  send…"
May 6, 2012

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Where I Live:
Albuquerque, NM
About Me:
I'm a poet, writer, teacher. Have a memoir I'd like to get out to the world. i write poems all the time now as I'm teaching at CNM only part-time. I like the spoken word community as they are writers, friendly, welcoming, and talented. Been busy with family and job but now it's time for writing and poems and open mics and slams and doing stuff I don't even know about yet.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
people, weather, architecture, skies, warm air/sun, families, love
What I'm Reading:
Roddy Doyle (stories) and Nuala O'Faolain's two memoirs, Tin House, The Sun magazine, The New Yorker (love it so ha). NYT sometimes, various essay collections.

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The Nob Hill Grower's Market--Morningside Park 3-6:30 pm

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 9:51am 1 Comment

Well, I arrived too late for the almond pastries, but the market was bustling with activists who had plenty of ideas left. It was interesting to attend the chili-tasting booth set up by Isaura Andaluz, an activist concerned with protecting NM farmers from the greedy grasp of the GE (genetically engineered) food giant Monsanto. Isaura has been working ten years with the SaveNMseeds group (www.savenmseeds.org) hoping the legislature and the voters of NM… Continue

Sunday Poem theditchrider

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:28am 0 Comments

I heart Tracey Dahl--read her poem La Cueva

Fundraiser Yard Sale Book Sale has arrived!!

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Fundraiser Yard Sale/Help Send ABQ Slam Team to nationals St. Paul Minn.

Date:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Time:

8:00am - 4:00pm

Location:

Merimee and Randy's Yard--corner of Parkland Cir SE and Laurel Drive

Street:

816 Parkland Circle SE 87108

City/Town:

Albuquerque, NM





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Saturday Yard Sale June 26 8-4pm sat

Please bring donations of anything usable and marked with a value/price now thru right on thru the sale… Continue

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At 11:50pm on February 26, 2011, Barelas Babe said…

Hi Merimee - I'm bouncing between DC and NM this academic term, as usual. Truth and Beauty, and Autobiography of a Face rank high on my book list - enjoyed them both very much, and have reread T&B to see how it is put together.

 

I'll have to wait until summer before I can get going on the poetry here in NM. Thanks so much for the suggestions. 

At 9:27am on September 5, 2010, Barelas Babe said…
Hello - I'm here this entire fall term and hoping you may be teaching poetry or doing workshops sometime soon?
At 6:42pm on August 11, 2010, cc said…
Brava Merimee for your comment on Johnny's post!
At 11:27am on March 1, 2010, Lesley Goddin said…
Hey Merimee! Just seeing this now....having been on DCF lately.....haven't forgotten about coffee with you....looking for a good date! Hugs, L
At 11:33pm on October 13, 2009, Barelas Babe said…
Uh, UNM. Not UNMN - that was a typo.
At 11:32pm on October 13, 2009, Barelas Babe said…
Ha - I WISH I were at UNMN, life would be so much simpler! Actually, I'm at a small liberal arts college in Washington DC (Gallaudet University) and I keep busy commuting between NM and DC.

Poetry workshops? Hmmm. Very intriguing. I've been writing poetry for years, but have never dared to show my stuff anywhere. I did have a piece published in the local newspaper when I was about 12... One of these days I may muster up the courage to try a new genre. That's what happened with blogging - I started writing for a blog in DC, and got some good discussions going, then sent something to DCF and so it goes.

Thanks for the tips on reading material. I'm always looking for good stuff to read on the airplane, and will check these out. As far as poets go, I've long been in love with Mary Oliver's work. Louise Gluck, Opal Palmer Adisa, Lucille Clifton, and Nicki Finney are also poets who inspire me.
At 11:15am on October 11, 2009, Barelas Babe said…
Grin - no, you are not being too literal as a reader! I have two homes - my adobe casita in Barelas, which really *is* home, and my apartment at the college campus where I work as a philosophy prof. It is a self-contained apartment located in what this year has become the freshman dormitory! I'm having a blast!

When I was in college, my folks could not afford to send me away, so I lived at home and went to community college. I like to think that I'm now making up for missing out on residential college life.

I would have loved to meet you at Jon's gathering. I'm actually a bit shy in groups of strangers, and although poets are my heroes, their brilliance and insight can be intimidating.
At 1:30pm on September 11, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
Hey MM:
Puck away. ;-)
I haven't spent a lot of time on here lately, but it is a great way to promote and find local stuff of every stripe. I think there is a place where you can sell things...thanks for reminding me, since I'm having a garage sale on Sept. 26....lots of cool stuff...furniture, clothes, books, bedding, shoes (some brand new) luggage....still just a drop in the bucket of the things I want to offload but a start to a less cluttered domicile.
At 9:28am on September 10, 2009, Margaret Randall said…
She and Mary Oishi and I read down at the Harwood on the night of the 5th. There were four people in the audience, all family members!!!
At 3:35pm on June 9, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
Hey Merimee....I see you've been on DCF for a LONG time....I just discovered it today. Kind of like local Facebook. I was looking for dr. info and found some very helpful stuff here.....and I see I can sell some things locally, maybe more successfully than Craig's list. You never know what you will find when you Google!
 
 
 

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