A gun barrel, 70 words, 37 lines. This skinny poem looks like a coffin nail, a phallic gesture, a rush to death, or the passage of Time itself. But along its narrow length are 37 little framed pictures clicking by as you drop down the page.
"When I read a poem I want it to be something that could scalp me and leave me for dead. I want it to be suffused with the beauty of language and the power of murder. I want it to own me every time I… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on November 22, 2009 at 7:33am —
I could do a great disservice by starting this post with the question, “Do you like ‘soundtrack driven’ movies?” You know the type- a movie so intrinsically bound to its musical accompaniment that there can be no separation. Some examples that quickly come to mind are Garden State, Easy Rider, Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.
The latest offering from Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait is one such movie.… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
NOB HILL--Probably the most overlooked heat waster is that vent on your wall or ceiling for your swamp cooler. Now if your cooler uses the same ductwork as your heater, forget about it. But if you have a separate vent for that swamper on your roof, then maybe you can save a lot of money very quickly.
The problem is that an uncovered vent in your ceiling means there is nothing keeping the heat in your house except the canvas cover on your… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on November 17, 2009 at 9:00am —
The Pit was freezing yesterday afternoon at the women's game. Someone even said they thought the opposing team had grounds to complain to the WNIT and ask for a Lobo forfeit.
And it wasn't just the temperature, which had to be about 40˚. It was the wind. It blew through the gymnasium west to east at a good 15 mph. It does take time to rush down the seats to the gym floor before it climbs up the other side and out the open entrances. The… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on November 16, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Blues Harmonica Legend Charlie Musswhile blessed ABQ with a visit last week, and I was lucky to win tickets here on the Fix. As good as his show was though, the audience was the big deal of the night. AMP concerts often holds shows at the Cooperage, a really good restaurant with a long history of hosting good concerts. I recall just melting when I heard the astonishing local jazz great Linda Cotton there around 1983. Lately though, big crowds at the… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on November 16, 2009 at 9:30am —
In his Seeds of Contemplation, Catholic monk Thomas Merton
wrote, "The purpose of a book of meditations is to teach you how to think and not to do your thinking for you."
Living alone in a trailer next to an alfalfa field, Lisa Gill wrote back. Red as a Lotus
consists of 100 poems dedicated to Merton, who died in 1968.
Like life,… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on November 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
When I last wrote about my early days in the Duke City I let you all know that I found my journals in my attic and came across a “review” of the now defunct restaurant, Adam’s Table. If you care not to follow the link
, I’ll provide a brief excerpt:
…when I tell you that these thought books also… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 11, 2009 at 10:30am —
NOB HILL--So many of the old motels on East Central have been torn down that it is a pleasure to watch the rebirth of one of them. The Nob Hill Motel opened for business in 1937, the same year U.S Rte. 66 first came through Tijeras Canyon and headed west straight out Albuquerque's Central Ave. When that motel was boarded up I thought it was also surely headed for destruction. But drive by and take a look at her now. She looks Continue
as good as…
Added by Johnny_Mango on November 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
It takes a special kind of poet to write a great poem about a bar. The only other ones that come to mind are The Shooting of Dan McGrew
and The Face on the Barroom Floor
. Hang on to your hats and ponytails! And watch out for flying shot glasses! For you… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on November 8, 2009 at 8:00am —
It is a sad day when UNM Women's Soccer team finally makes it on ESPN for a cat-fight. During a game against BYU, one of the UNM players decided that playing fair was beneath her and today we have the ESPN footage to prove it.
Here is the link to watch the "highlights" of this event…
Added by Informer on November 6, 2009 at 1:35pm —
Added by Self Serve on November 6, 2009 at 6:00am —
- No, Ma'am, feminist porn is not an oxy-moron.
- Why VP Biden is visiting our newly renovated Andaluz
- Obama to…
Added by Self Serve on November 5, 2009 at 6:00am —
- You don't have to pay or watch an ad to read this.
- Even around Halloween, toxic waste is not cool.
- ARCA greenhouses get…
Added by Self Serve on November 4, 2009 at 6:00am —
Added by Self Serve on November 3, 2009 at 6:00am —
Each Halloween is a little bit different. Some years I dole out the candy one by one, concerned that I may not have purchased enough to last the night. Other years the trick-or-treaters are few and far between, and I start tossing in generous handfuls of candy so that I do not get stuck with too much leftover candy.
Sometimes I get it just right, though that is a rarity.
Since last year was a meager year for trick-or-treaters, I… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on November 2, 2009 at 10:30am —
Slum dogs, gatos gordos, y hood rats were all present at the 2009 Muertos y Marigolds parade. After several years of hearing about this Dia de Los Muertos parade, we decided we were really missing out. First, we had to don the calavera makeup and proper attire.
Then we headed down to the South Valley around 3:15 or so, and lucked out, finding parking only a few blocks away from the… Continue
Added by Laura on November 1, 2009 at 9:31pm —
Irony and humor are not the tools of every poet. But here Rich Boucher wears them like six-guns in this look into American history and how it is viewed.
A past member of five national poetry slam teams (Team Worcester, MA 1995 & 1996, Team Washington, DC in 2001, Team Wilmington, DE in 2007 and Team Albuquerque, NM in 2008), Rich has published four chapbooks of poetry and for seven years hosted an open reading and slam in Newark,… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on November 1, 2009 at 7:30am —
In an effort to keep the scary Barelas chickens from pecking my jack-o-lantern to pieces, I'm feeding them pumpkin rinds and seeds. We'll see if it works.
Added by Barelas Babe on October 31, 2009 at 6:00pm —
- It's Halloween, boys and girls. Go get yourself some scared.
- Albuquerque may be geting a shot at standing in for Asgard.
- For some reason I though it would be…
Added by pepeye on October 30, 2009 at 6:00am —
- Baby showers just aren't what they used to be.
- The film industry likes us. It really, really likes…
Added by pepeye on October 29, 2009 at 6:00am —