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Globally Acclaimed Spoken Word Icon to Make Unique Appearance in Albuquerque for National Poetry Month

Buddy Wakefield, one of spoken word’s most notorious and accomplished performers will make a rare appearance in Albuquerque to celebrate national poetry month at the Outpost this April as part of his Riled Up and Wasted on Light world tour. A three-time world champion, multi-award winning poet and recording artist on Tori Amos’ Righteous Babe Records, Buddy delivers powerful artistry and an undeniable writing style, alongside some of the city’s own poetic luminaries on April 21st.…


Added by Zachary Kluckman on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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Q&A with Writer Rich Boucher

Visit Rich Boucher at for audio pieces that are combinations of his homemade soundscapes and poetry. "Some of it is not safe for work OR for play. And that is fine. As a matter of fact, everything, without exception, that is 'not safe…


Added by Sari Krosinsky on September 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

First Post..... Shall I make this a poetry blog?

Ok, so for my first Duke City Fix blog, here's a few of my poems....


People stand on land

not knowing who came before…


Added by Mari Hawes on May 22, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Eclipsed by the Moon - a poem of the day

Click this link for ECLIPSE GALLERY

[Note: save your sunglasses for a view of Venus…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Disability and Writing

Recently I've been exploring what it means for me to be a writer with mental illness (depression and mild OCD). There's a great opportunity coming up to learn from writers with disabilities: (L)INK: The Write Disability, organized by the Local Poets Guild. (L)ink offers a series of readings and workshops Thursday, May 10-Saturday, May 12, at multiple venues in downtown Albuquerque and the UNM…


Added by Sari Krosinsky on May 4, 2012 at 7:28am — 8 Comments

POETS NIGHT OUT:a Triumvirate of Poets


April 21, 2012

Albuquerque's POETS' NIGHT OUT series presents…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 13, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

From Print Book to Multimedia Marketing Campaign

News media make much of the division between traditional print publishing and digital book formats, generally positing the distinction as an either/or choice meaning the extinction of one or the insignificance of the other. But introducing any book, print or digital, is typically a multimedia project--or it should be.

My forthcoming book of poetry began as text alone. I don't think my publisher does e-book editions, and the…


Added by Sari Krosinsky on March 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lists

Actually, I always loved lists, but there's something faintly sinister about arranging people on a spreadsheet, isn't there? Right now, I'm up to four lists related to publicizing "god-chaser," my forthcoming poetry book: mailing and email addresses, editors and writers to send review copies to, others to give complimentary copies and potential venues for readings.

I use lists all the time to counter my tendency to forget everything and my other tendency to have the same ideas again…


Added by Sari Krosinsky on February 21, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Adventures in Marketing: Before the Book Comes Out

After a few months playing hermit, I came out of hiding a few weeks ago to find a fantastically active poetry scene. My favorite reading, East of Edith, is on hiatus, but I've still managed to get to at least one poetry reading a week since I came out of hibernation: Poetry & Beer,…


Added by Sari Krosinsky on February 19, 2012 at 11:08am — 4 Comments

Hey Fix! I have a remodeled website. Say hi from time to time...

As I plan on doing here more often. Got to hang out with Chantal this weekend (AWESOME!). I also just read Megan's post on Urban Verbs (AWESOME!). I'm a lucky guy who loves mu community and my community actually loves me back. Thanks Fix.


Be well.


Hakim Be


Added by Hakim Bellamy on April 17, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Local Poetry: Mary Oishi

In Mary Oishi’s new book Spirit Birds They Told Me, she relates traveling to Japan as an adult to meet her mother. This excerpt from the prologue and poem portray that life-changing experience.  Mary will read at Bookworks this Sunday (April 16) at 3pm!

“I visited my mother three times from 1987 until she died two years later. It was during those visits I learned…

Added by Bookworks on April 13, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Lopez and Christian Drake... Frida & Diego

A poem written by two people is pretty unusual, and here Lopez and Drake tackle one of the most complicated and passionate relationships that ever existed: that of Frida Kahloe and Diego Rivera. What an incredibly rich piece! Perhaps the only thing better than reading it would be watching them perform a video of them doing just that follows. Wow.

Christian Drake is a six-time National Poetry Slam team member, including the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... Flutter of Communication

Leaves are about to fall. This is a poem you really need to read before they do...because, as he says, "Leaves are the words of trees / whose chosen work is remembering."

Stewart S. Warren, writer and performance poet, was born 1950 into the affluent southern society of Tulsa, Oklahoma where, Stewart says, he was raised by slaves and all night gas station attendants.… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 17, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Demetria Martinez... Before You

Who do poets write for? It is seldom the anonymous is for you, my love.

Albuquerque writer Demetria Martinez won the Western States Book Award for Fiction for her novel Mother Tongue. She is also a regular contributor to the independent progressive biweekly,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 10, 2010 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

On The Bus: a narrative journey through Ravenland

Rio Grande High School is made up of a vast array of students from the largest sized land area of any high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently (and forever it seems), the news about RGHS has not been good in the media. A new Principal threw out (deleted) everyone's schedules this summer and much ground in getting this year's school year off to a smooth start was lost. That Principal is… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 21, 2010 at 8:46pm — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katrina K Guarascio... They Don't Make Memories Like That Anymore...

Poets try to never forget anything. Ever. But with love, well with love even the act of remembering is an experience not to be forgotten.

"Some automatic device clicked in her big brain, and her knees felt weak, and there was a chilly feeling in her stomach. She was in love with this man.

They don't make memories like that anymore"

— Kurt Vonnegut (Galápagos)

Katrina K Guarascio resides in Albuquerque and teaches… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Liza Wolff-Francis... American Noise

Somehow the noise of America seems timeless. "Can you spare some change?" resonates through much of the 20th century. And here we are in the 21st. Self-help slogans are everywhere. We listen for the soul of our country somewhere in this mix of verbal traffic.

Liza Wolff-Francis is a poet, writer and clinical social worker. She is an MFA student at Goddard College and has been published in Earthships Anthology, Albuquerque Almanac… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 29, 2010 at 8:16am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver... Daily Special

Don McIver is on duty. His eyes are open. He is keeping the watch, even if he can't do much about what he sees.

McIver is a 4 time member of the ABQ slam team, the host/producer of KUNM's Spoken Word Hour, the author of The Noisy Pen, and a co-editor of A Bigger Boat: the Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Slam Scene. A teacher by trade, he works at Central New Mexico Community College. The banner photo above is by the late… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 22, 2010 at 7:46am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jimmy Santiago Baca... 1-04-04

"Born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, it was after Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison that he began to turn his life around: he learned to read and write and unearthed a voracious passion for poetry." Thus begins his 'official' biography as related on… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 1, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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