The DitchRider's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

The Sunday Poem: Sal Treppiedi... The Ancient Question of Inequality

Men never understand women. Of course that doesn't stop us from trying.



"My name is Sal Treppiedi, and I was born in Brooklyn, New York, February, 1963, to Italian immigrant parents. I have lived on both coasts, but now call New Mexico home. I am married to Debbie, a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul, and have a 13-year-old daughter, Calle, who never stops amazing me, and is a slammer herself." He is also the author of a chapbook… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Adam Rubinstein... Dreams and Streets I

At the heart of Adam Rubinstein's attempt to revisit this neighborhood is a girl. In my own life as a young boy, her name was Carol. Although I wanted to walk with her home from school, I was too shy...and contented myself with following half a block behind, throwing snowballs or hiding behind bushes. Later, I must have dated Carol a dozen times in my life: Nancy, Elizabeth, Tanya, Susan, and more. I think I remember the way to her house. Adam… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 21, 2010 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gina Marie Marselle... As the Day Wore Into Itself

Sometimes the days pass slowly when you are a child. Gina Marie Marselle recalls such an afternoon with her mother. I am sure that many of the wonderful details of that time are now part of her own daughter's life. Some belong only to history...but nothing is left unnoticed.



Gina Marie Marselle is involved with the poetry slam scene, and coordinates the Open Space… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 14, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Death Claims DCF Sunday Poet Todd Moore

The following email was forwarded to me by Lisa Gill on Friday.



Hi All.

Just heard from his son Theron that Todd Moore, our beloved 'Outlaw' poet, passed away this morning unexpectedly. No further information is available at this time and there are no plans as yet for a local memorial services.Theron says he will be buried in Northern Illinois.



Todd had a long and vibrant career as a writer and spoken word performer with…
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Added by The DitchRider on March 14, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Harvena Richter... from The Innocent Island

Harvena Richter has lived in the same rambling adobe on Candelaria Road in Albuquerque's north valley since 1972. But the Richter family story in the Duke City begins much before that. Her father, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Conrad Richter, sold their small Pine Tree Farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Albuquerque in 1928, looking for a cure for his wife's tuberculosis. His… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 7, 2010 at 7:34am — 9 Comments

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