The DitchRider's Blog – October 2009 Archive (5)

The Sunday Poem: Gaurav Rajen... India: An Invitation (1988)

The adventure that is Gaurav Rajen's life began in India where he was born. This look back to his native land tries to come to grips with what has to be one of the most complex countries on the face of the planet. Packed with emotions and vivid images, this poem both dances and broods.

A short second poem, Late Night Hells, follows.

I live in Albuquerque's NE heights. I am an engineer with a doctorate working on… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 25, 2009 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Elaine Schwartz... Auntie Margaret's Hungarian Pastry

Lies are just as entertaining as Truth. Just ask cable TV. Yet there are those moments when you can not only see what is true, you can smell it...taste it. Just ask Elaine Schwartz.

This wonderful piece awakens the hunger for truth in all of us.

Auntie Margaret’s Hungarian Pastry

If it weren’t true would Auntie Margaret’s blurry blue tattoo come into view as she lights the Sabbath candles, welcomes… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 18, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Barbara Byers... Things to Do

I was born to fundamentalist Christian cult parents who are white supremacists. I grew up in Denver and escaped to New Mexico in 1982. Justice, art and travel are the engines that drive me.

As a child, I was not nurtured but forced. As an adult, I oppose force and try to learn how to nurture myself and all the people around me.

Things to Do

(Notes to Self poems)

Be kind.

Watch your back

and… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 11, 2009 at 7:51am — 15 Comments

A Potluck with The Sunday Poets

Since The Sunday Poem series started last February, 29 different local poets have been featured here on the front page of the Duke City Fix. If you feel like reviewing their contributions, just click on The DitchRider in the left-hand sidebar. Every magical poem and poet is still there...each offering a different aspect of our rich literary scene here in… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 4, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Cirrelda Snider-Bryan... Ode to Lucky Encounters

Listen. Cranes! It's fall...time to get up from the computer, walk outside, and look up.

Long-time Duke City Fix member Cirrelda "CC" Snider-Bryan is a resident of Albuquerque’s North Valley. She is devoted to filling notebooks — "journal as documenter." This poem comes straight out of those pages, with some tweaking done before she read it last Winter at the wonderful Treehouse reading series downtown. In addition to notebooks, she… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 4, 2009 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

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