The DitchRider's Blog – April 2009 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman... Tourniquet the Morning

It's 3:00 AM. Do you know where your muse is? Sometimes, all you can do is wait. The wee small hours of the morning (as the song goes) is when you miss her most of all.

Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the 2008 NM Book Awards. Past publications include the New York Quarterly,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Maisha Baton... From Shiprock to Albuquerque

Far from the city lights, the New Mexico night sky draws us into a very different world...a world where time and space seem so close, almost visible, almost touchable. This short poem takes us beyond that dark horizon.

Maisha Baton, poet and playwright, moved to New Mexico in 1979. Dr. Baton has taught numerous courses at UNM, been published extensively in literary magazines, and has had her plays MITOTE and KATE'S SISTER performed on both… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 19, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mark Justice Hinton... Wind Makes Crazy

Got the Windy Day Blues? Maybe you should be listening for voices. "Wind Makes Crazy" contains the wind, a raven, and a rabbit. Now THAT is New Mexico in the spring.

"This poem is nearly a true story. I was driving around El Malpais after a solo camping trip. Between rainstorms, I walked alone on a trail and met the raven and rabbit beneath just such a sky."

Half geek, half poet and full-time watchman at the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 12, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sari Krosinsky... A bus ride with G-d

A rainy day, a bus, a stranger who crosses himself at every corner...this wonderful rumination is full of surprising insights.

Sari Krosinsky received an M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Journal, Arsenic Lobster, Pebble Lake Review, Poetica, Verse Daily and others. She edits Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 5, 2009 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

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