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

The Sunday Poem: Christina Yovovich... Ode to an Ex ...

What do you do with a major gift from an ex-boyfriend? Christina Socorro Yovovich did three things. 1. Hang his watercolor on her bedroom wall. 2. Listen as her new boyfriend (now husband) interpreted it. 3. Write an ode.



Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Christina has lived in Albuquerque for the past ten years. This spring she graduated from UNM with an MFA in poetry and nonfiction with distinction. Her poetry has appeared in River… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Arthur Sze... Pig's Heaven Inn

Arthur Sze, who has traveled extensively in Asia, wrote "Pig's Heaven Inn," after hiking with a group of Chinese poets in the Yellow Mountains of China in 2007. He is the author of nine books of poetry including The Ginkgo Light, published by Copper Canyon Press in May 2009. Arthur also taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts for twenty-two years years and served as the first poet laureate of Santa Fe from 2006-08. He will be reading in… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tracey Pontani... On Janis Joplin

Never one to be defined by position, parenthood or place of origin, Tracey Pontani defines herself with passion and verse. An infant care-giver, proud mother of two and New Jersey native, she frames her unique and multifaceted perspective on life through her work. After only 8 months of being a card carrying New Mexican (and only a month and a half of that time actually slamming poetry!), she qualified for the 2008 City Slam Championship. She has… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 14, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Erin Adair-Hodges... Where [Chekhov] Was Coming From

Even if you’re very familiar with stories written by Erin Adair-Hodges, the Alibi’s Arts and Literature Editor, you are probably not familiar with her work as a poet. Guess what? Erin was the 2004-2005 Poetry Fellow at the University of Arizona where she received her MFA. Next fall, to cap off her work at the Alibi, she’ll be teaching poetry at CNM (along with her usual English courses). Erin lives in a… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 7, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

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