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"Thanks, Jon, for reposting these poems by Katrina Guarascio. I will be featuring her this coming Sunday, December 21, on The Sunday Poem. And on January 21 at 7 p.m. there will be a Resolana Heartfire honoring Katrina at the South Broadway Cultural…"
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Diane di Prima is one of the few women to make it in the male world of Beat poetics back in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her poetry mixes stream-of-consciousness with attention to form and joins politics to spiritual practice. In an interview with Jacket magazine, di Prima spoke about her life as a writer, a mother, and an…See More
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Diane di Prima is one of the few women to make it in the male world of Beat poetics back in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her poetry mixes stream-of-consciousness with attention to form and joins politics to spiritual practice. In an interview with Jacket magazine, di Prima spoke about her life as a writer, a mother, and an…See More
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"Great pieces.  Merimee continues to digest a generation as it found its way into the Land of Enchantment and beyond.  She feels it.  She knows it.  She writes her way out of it and into something more."
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"How beautifully Gary brings the reality home, those kids, citizens, arriving at the empty houses; their parents straining and working to do whatever it takes to come home to their children. Very painful in its clarity.  And in "Migra…"
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"two fine poems, lyrical and understated. Bravo & thanks."
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"Beautiful and terrible, this poem, “Widower,” in which the power of the poet is shown, to point clearly to what there is to lament, and to go beyond lamentation to holding what has left him, as something precious and something that can…"
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The Sunday Poem: Diane di Prima . . .

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Diane di Prima is one of the few women to make it in the male world of Beat poetics back in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her poetry mixes stream-of-consciousness with attention to form and joins politics to spiritual practice. In an interview with Jacket magazine, di Prima spoke about her life as a…

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The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffit...

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 7:00am 7 Comments

Merimee Moffit is a familiar face around town, at poetry readings, other cultural events, and as a valued teacher. More than one young Albuquerque poet has credited Merimee with helping them find their voice. Merimee draws on profound experiences of womanhood, motherhood, and search for self, to…

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The Sunday Poem: Renato Rosaldo

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 7:00am 8 Comments

I was introduced to Renato Rosaldo’s poetry by his marvelous book The Day of Shelly’s Death (Duke University Press, 2014). Without exaggeration, it is one of the most powerful collections I’ve read. I was thrilled to discover that Renato and his wife Mary Louise Pratt often spend months in…

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The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower...

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 7:00am 6 Comments

Gary Brower is a familiar face at almost any New Mexico poetry venue, and he also travels widely to read his work. We know him not only as a fine poet, but also as the editor of Malpais Review, an exciting local poetry journal that puts out quarterly issues of up to 300 pages and has moved far…

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The Sunday Poem: Lauren Camp...

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Lauren Camp lives just south of Santa Fe, but frequently performs in Albuquerque. She is an artist of many talents, combining her poetry and workshop teaching with visual art and a weekly jazz and poetry program, “Audio Saucepan,” on Santa Fe Public Radio. Her fabric pieces in homage to some of the…

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At 8:53pm on December 5, 2010, Barbara Bode said…
Was it you who posted the Frida and Diego poem? Stunning! I sent copies to a dozen friends. In fact that poem , which I read on Jon Knudson's blog, was a major reason I tracked down Duke City. The other reason is that if I ever move back to the States, it would be to live in or around Albuquerque.
At 4:23pm on October 27, 2010, Dee Cohen said…
Yes, that was me.
Would you like a link to the album?
I'm new to ABQ.
Who was youse?
Dee
At 3:28pm on April 8, 2009, Joseph Franklin said…
Thanks for your response to my post about Harrison Ridley. Don't know if you're from Philly and knew of him but, well, he was a beautiful soul.
At 7:42pm on February 9, 2009, Idris said…
thanks for the comments. i will get something together and send it to ya.
 
 
 

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