The DitchRider's Blog – January 2012 Archive (5)

The Sunday Poem: Olivia Gatwood... Superbowl

Everybody knows what happens next Sunday!   Some will watch the it.  Some take the occasion to go for a hike.  In any case, Superbowl Sunday is just seven days away.  Arm yourself with this incredible piece by Olivia Gatwood.

Olivia has been a part of the Albuquerque Youth Slam team for…


Added by The DitchRider on January 29, 2012 at 8:15am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... Slouching Toward ABQ

Nothing reflects the inspiration of this weekly column more than this:  an Albuquerque poet writing about our own town.  Here the talented Dee Cohen, with all imaginable energy, muses how the Duke City has changed her.  This poem, and about a hundred more poetry gems, are available in…


Added by The DitchRider on January 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katherine Johnson-Ficklen... In a Hotel Room in Texas, Alone

There is being alone…and then there is being alone in a cheap hotel room.  Truth opens that door and wants to chat.

Katherine Johnson-Ficklen is a native New Mexican who took a six year hiatus in Boston. She puts her MFA to good use working as a…


Added by The DitchRider on January 15, 2012 at 9:04am — 11 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Protest Is Over (If You Want It)

Rich Boucher continues to wander the streets blasting those six-guns of irony.  His take on the Occupy ABQ movement is bound to provoke thought and reaction.

A past member of five national poetry slam teams, Boucher moved to Albuquerque in 2008…


Added by The DitchRider on January 8, 2012 at 8:45am — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver... Swimming in Samsara

Do your plans for this new year include more exercise...maybe more time in the gym or laps in the pool?  Or does exercise bring up thoughts of monotonous hours that seem to drag on forever?  Fortunately for us, Don McIver has thought it through.  And by the way,…


Added by The DitchRider on January 1, 2012 at 11:18am — 5 Comments

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