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

The Sunday Poem: Karla Linden... Rising Sun (Between Our Legs)

Sometimes, when we are busy concentrating on the big issues, maybe our mind needs to wander to the person across from us, whether big or little, and what that love feels like. At least for a little while.

Nob Hill poet Karla Linden has a medical massage practice and is studying for a degree which will allow her to be a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has published two books:… Continue

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

The Sunday Poem: Stefi Weisburd... Five Kinds of Weather Roll Across Texas

"Crazy good!" comes to mind describing this poem as it rolls through the Texas countryside. But that is not good enough. Weisburd throws up images that seem to rise from the horizon full of life, but somehow twisted by heat waves. In such a world, your eyes can play tricks on you.

Albuquerque poet Stefi Weisburd is the author of The Wind-Up Gods… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tamra Hays... Both Sides of the Tracks

Tamra Hays, that wonderful poet from Mountainair, continues to write with simple elegance in brilliantly chosen metaphors. She finds her way so deftly from first word to last. You will enjoy this short, personal reflection.

After teaching in the Duke City for over 20 years, Tamra Hays and her husband, Michael, began to teach in international schools. They now split their time between Istanbul, Turkey and Mountainair, New… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 16, 2010 at 7:25am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Levi Romero... One Last Cruise, Taos Plaza

Of all the poems Levi has written, I asked for this one. It is as iconic a piece of writing about New Mexico as there is. Read it and smile. Here's to Taos Plaza: to the low-riders, the tourists, the young ladies in their mini-faldas. Here's to cruising through all those yesterdays.

And no matter how many the years, how far removed, or how long the distance from the road once traveled, what it is still is, because it was, because… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 9, 2010 at 7:42am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mary Oishi... suspect

Been thinking about the crap going down in Arizona? You need to read this. Wondering about all the fuss? You really need to read this.

Mary Oishi has performed and published poetry since she arrived in Albuquerque in 1999. She also produced many poetry events including Mightier Than the Sword: Writers Address the Nuclear Age, and Some of My Best Friends Are Poets. Besides being a blues… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 2, 2010 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

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