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Sunday Poetry: Bill Nevins

Bill answered my request a while back (thank you, Bill), to help fill this space for poets, so wonderfully conceived by Jon Knudsen some several years back. Bill is back in Burque, now. I believe, after spending weeks up near Angel Fire. I had a narrow window and a gracious invitation, but the heat, the…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Kathaman

Kathaman's rich mix of heat and heart seems about right for our pre-monsoon city scapes, campgrounds, roasting and resting chaotic summer. Is there one word for feeling a society on the precipice?  Enjoy these poems that read like abstract…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 16, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Greg Candela

When I asked Billy Brown to put out an all-call for Sunday Potes (please), Greg Candela responded immediately, always the consummate gentleman.  He was busy organizing and managing the Albuquerque Folk Festival which I've heard tell was a spectacular success.  This Renaissance man…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 9, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sunday Poetry: Kristian Macaron

OK, so Kristian is a Facebook friend. We did meet somewhere, but my memory fails me. She is published by Swimming with Elephants, and her wandering poems are epic cataclysms of molten explosions, star twists and extravaganzas. She's quite persistent on the topic that minimizes our personal angst into mere…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 2, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Andi Penner

Andi Penner’s presence has never been loud, competitive, in your face. I’ve never witnessed her slamming or spitting out poems laced with fire, venom, and regret.  Doesn’t mean she never did, just that, to me, she is a quieter type, a poet yoginni, a contemplative embracer of all things Land of…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 25, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Joseph Somoza

Joe Somoza saw that I was publishing Glen Sorestad a couple of weeks ago and consequently sent me a few poems to enrich my geezer collection.(No offense as I too am a geezer.) I haven't met Joe, that I recall, though we may have published him in the Rag. I seem to have heard his name in our eclectic…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 18, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Jill Oglesby

The poet Jill Oglesby is not only a dog and a cat person, but when she reads her poems she's known to break into song, in Gaelic!

Jill’s selection of poems led me to a state of awareness that I new I’d been seeking but couldn’t quite…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 11, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Michael C Ford

Michael C Ford hails from Hollywood, or thereabouts. He’s Southern California and movie star poetic. I think Richard Vargas brought him out to ‘Burque, and Michael took to the scene here, complimenting The Rag and other local endeavors making us feel discovered! Praised!  He came to my house for an…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 4, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Tina Carlson

I've been hearing Tina Carlson's name in the poetry community. Granted, it can take me a long time to pick up on the au currant.  She read a moving piece at the NHCC on International Women's Day, and my friend Georgia praises her work.  So lo and behold, Tina sent me some…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 28, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Glen Sorestad

Glen is a Canadian poet who was a welcome surprise in my inbox last week.  He says he's been on the blog a couple of times, edited by different ditchriders.  Glen's poem "A Straightener of Nails," is a moving tribute to his father, reminiscent of the prose piece by Scott Russel Sanders' "An Inheritance of…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 21, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poet: Don McIver

I've known Don since the late 80s when I ventured out to one of the original poetry venues in search for inspiration for my poetry spewing self. Don was a teenager seemingly hanging out in a crowd of mostly male, loud funny and talented spoken word poets. I didn't come back for years, but when I did, with…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 14, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Bruce Holsapple

I asked Bruce about water in that lovely, dusty little town of Magdalena, and he said things were ok, and his place out of town had a running well.   Darn! Wish I'd bought that mansion with the sign hanging loose, the gate scritchy and the yard dry. (Not Bruce's) A dream house.  But so it goes. We are…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 7, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet is silent 4/30/17. Check back 5/7/17.

The Ditchrider is off today due to emergencies.  She will return by next week. Please submit your work via submission guidelines.

 

The DitchRider’s Sunday Poem on Duke City Fix is accepting submissions of 3 to 5 of your favorite poems. Please send in a word…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 30, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Dante Berry

                                                                                                (Commanche Pony by Dante Berry)

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Raised by an Italian mother and native New Mexican father, Dante was influenced by his religion, folk music and oral…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 23, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Gayle Lauradunn

At a get-together of poets, Gayle Lauradunn explained to me a little of her history.  I was at that time reading the work of Jack Gilbert, a former Yale Younger Poet Award recipient who had spent his life scratching out poems on a dirt farm in Greece. I remember Galye telling stories about Jack as her…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 16, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Kate Padilla

I met Kate Padilla when we were both Word Weavers, a group of Albuquerque women poets who have since disbanded. Kate’s talent is true to W.C. Williams’s dictum “No ideas but in things.” Kate whittles her poems like the work of her oft mentioned blades. Her message isn’t sharp in a hurtful…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 9, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mary McGinnis

What can I say about Mary McGinnis? I’ve been  fortunate to sit with her in a writing and dining group, happy to be in her aura of  infectious optimism, her joy in the creation of never-before-syntactically-linked phrases. She is a jewel of the desert, an arranger of desert jewels. I am so honored…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 2, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: Mark Fleisher

As one of our distinguished war poets, Mark Fleisher”s life story of serving in Viet Nam, getting his education, becoming a poet, reuniting with his long lost love and winding up happily together in Albuquerque is volumes of poetry in the making. He discovered our wonderful literary community a few…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 26, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poet: Debbi Brody

I first met Debbi at the Fixed & Free bike shop where the new bike shop owner, Sam, graciously shared his space and let us have monthly readings, the name of his shop and the forms of poems so happily entwined.  Debbi’s work caught my attention then with themes so primal and relevant, au…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 19, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poet: John Egbert

I’ve known John since his two daughters and my two daughters were in Monte Vista Elementary together. Now we’re both grandparents, retired, and meeting again in the poetry world. As you will see, John is an environmentalist by nature and perhaps, at some time, professionally, though I knew him to be…

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Added by The DitchRider on March 12, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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