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

The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... The Charges Are Stalking & Arson

All poets are dangerous, but this poet is explosive. "Powder speaks; dirt is mute." I'm starting to feel uncomfortable.

Amy Beeder is the author of Burn the Field (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, Poetry Daily, and The Nation, among other journals. She teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico.

The Charges Are… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Maria Leyba... Las Madrecitas

Maria L. Leyba was born in The Women & Children's Hospital that once stood on Central & High. She was raised in Barelas where she still resides in her childhood home with her husband, Jerry. Presently she teaches preschool at A Child's Garden. She was born into a Mexican family of weavers & storytellers & has been writing all her life.

Las Madrecitas

Keep rising

lighting fires in

cold… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zach Kluckman... The Lion in G

She’s turning Debussy in G

into a sensual arrival of moments

What wonderful lines from The Lion in G! But Kluckman's poem is itself a "sensual arrival of moments." So much so that I have appended a 1940 recording of Debussy's Quartet in G Minor, as a sort of sensual dessert for this Sunday morning delight.

Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 13, 2009 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kenneth P. Gurney... Fluid Shape of an Empty Womb

Many of us have lost track of the Oracle of Delphi these last 3000 years. That doesn't mean she's been quiet. Historically she was consulted before all major decisions, like going to war.

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM. His work appears mostly on the web as he spends SASE and reading fee dollars on flowers for his lover. To learn more about Kenneth, visit… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 6, 2009 at 7:27am — 5 Comments

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