The DitchRider's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... The Ornithology of Conviction

Teaching in a prison just has to change a person. Here, Brian Hendrickson ruminates, "I used to think I had lived / An incredibly clever life." Well, welcome to the yard. Yet, teaching inside is not the same as living inside and the poet looks for his own kind of meaning.

He also mentions Ted Kooser, whose American Life in Poetry was the actual inspiration for my own… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Diane Thiel... Resistance Fantasies

It is so easy to feel disappointed and powerless in today's world. We dream of being more than that...a lot more. By the way, the last line of this poem will stay with you for a long, long time.

Diane Thiel is the author of nine books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy. Her work appears in many journals, is re-printed in over fifty anthologies, and has been translated… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 19, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Escaping the End of the World

Did you see the news story? Two asteroids, each one big as a house, zipped between earth and the moon last Wednesday. Talk about coincidence! Just read today's poem. There are three epigraphs that preface this remarkable look at the future, but the title really says it all.

Gary Brower is one of the Directors for the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katrina K Guarascio... They Don't Make Memories Like That Anymore...

Poets try to never forget anything. Ever. But with love, well with love even the act of remembering is an experience not to be forgotten.

"Some automatic device clicked in her big brain, and her knees felt weak, and there was a chilly feeling in her stomach. She was in love with this man.

They don't make memories like that anymore"

— Kurt Vonnegut (Galápagos)

Katrina K Guarascio resides in Albuquerque and teaches… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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