The DitchRider's Blog – January 2011 Archive (5)

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Something's Wrong with the Cornfields

It was just yesterday I was reading something about genetically modified alfalfa. Alfalfa! Even a century is too short to measure the ultimate results. Margaret Randall frames these issues in her own wise and artful way.

Margaret Randall has published more than 80 books.  The following…


Added by The DitchRider on January 30, 2011 at 7:40am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mary Oishi... i will smoke again before i die

Time to turn on your printer. And you might want to locate a couple of refrigerator magnets. Seriously.

Mary Oishi's first book of poetry, Spirit Birds They Told Me, is being celebrated at a Book Release Party/Birthday Bash next Saturday at the Outpost Performance Space. $20 admission… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jeff Hartzer... Halfway Up the Hill

It happens all the time. Walking in the woods, you come across something abandoned...and suddenly your thoughts careen into a different direction.

Jeff Hartzer is a poet, writer, teacher, artist, and photographer who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Debra Landau , and their… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 16, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... The Part in Your Ex-Wife's Hair

Your husband and a video of his ex-wife stuffing a big holiday bird: well, it certainly sounds festive. Once again Dee Cohen slices off a chunk of life so real you can taste it.

Her work has been… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 9, 2011 at 7:39am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt... Dear Michael, Vallecitos, NM 1971

Nobody is better than Merimee Moffitt at taking the reader inside the heart of counter-culture New Mexico during the Vietnam War era. Immigration issues?  Try hundreds of long-hairs settling in the rural northern part of our state, refugees from a society whose president called them "punks." It wasn't pretty… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 2, 2011 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

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