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

Larry Goodell's FB Photos of Local Poets & Artists

This is National Poetry Month. The Alibi did a nice piece on it, highlighting four local poets. I might mention that 3 of the 4 have appeared here on The Sunday Poem (Richard Oyama, Greta Pullen, and Adam Rubenstein) as well as Alibi Arts/Lit Editor Erin Adair-Hodges who authored the piece. The Alibi's web page also features a… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 25, 2010 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Blackdom, New Mexico

Ever wonder how we in New Mexico turned out to be so different from our neighbors Texas and Arizona? For one thing, we turned back the forces of slavery at Glorieta. And check out this tribute to poet Maisha Baton, which delves into post-civil war history in eastern New Mexico.… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 25, 2010 at 8:23am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: V.B. Price... Chaco Nights

Here is a preview of this morning's hottest ticket in town: The Church of Beethoven featuring Reich, J.S. Bach, and the poetry of V.B. Price. In good times and bad, Price has written about Albuquerque and New Mexico with courage, insight, and integrity. It is no surprise that Chaco Canyon calls to him again and again; his repect for our part of the world runs that… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 18, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Los Ojos Bar and Grill

Warm weather is here. Everyone is heading for the Jemez Mountains. Now there are only two kinds of New Mexicans: those who have been to the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs, and those who are going. There are a thousand stories about the place. I could tell a couple myself. Anyway, Georgia Santa-Maria casts her eyes around that dark, smokey tavern and gives us a run-down of what it all means.

Georgia Santa-Maria is the author of “The Miami,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 11, 2010 at 7:36am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Brazil Is the First to Fade

Now, with the unimaginable literally within view, let us take a little time to reflect on what it might feel like.

Margaret Randall continues to fight the good fight. She is international in her focus and importance. And this morning, as she does every Sunday morning, she will walk by my house on her way down the hill to the Central Ave. Flying Star. This poem is from an as yet unpublished manuscript called RUINS. The photo is by… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 4, 2010 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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