The DitchRider's Blog – January 2013 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Joseph Bottone... And Then We're Drawn Away

"It was during this time I hitched a ride to California and stopped in Bernalillo, New Mexico where I read in the Placitas Village newspaper "The Sign Post" of a new community forming, gathered around Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, alternative communal housing. I decided to spend a few…


Added by The DitchRider on January 27, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: James C. Burbank… Why Men Are Such Unmitigated Wimps

I heard Jim Burbank read this poem at Sunday Chatter a couple of weeks ago.  He literally brought down the house.  So relax, lean back, read on, and be confident that your Sunday morning includes a smile or two.

James C. Burbank is director of UNM's Professional Writing Internship…


Added by The DitchRider on January 20, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Whatever You Decide To Do I Will Support You

This morning's poem is quintessential Rich Boucher:  smart, ironic, imaginative, kind…and yet filled with some sort of comedic horror.

Rich is featured this Wednesday, Jan. 16th, at the MAS Poetry Slam and Open Mic event at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE.  It starts at 7:00.  Sign-up at 6:30. …


Added by The DitchRider on January 13, 2013 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jude Marx... The Pearl

If our eyes were fast enough to read a coin as it flips in the air, the sides might read "Hello" and "Good-bye."  Yet, when it comes to the lives of people around us, this perspective is hard to come by.  How is it that a teenager can express it so well?

Jude Marx is a 16-year-old high school junior at…


Added by The DitchRider on January 6, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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