The Rapture on your mind? Maybe not the When of it, but the Why? To a young poet, "There was no hope unless there was a savior out in space somewhere coming for me." Tough times. Mary OIshi revisits where all that came from and what it meant.
From the back cover of her new book…Continue
Merimee Moffitt lives in Nob Hill. She is a co-editor of The Rag, a monthly poetry…Continue
Jessica Helen Lopez speaks with more passion than just about anybody I know. This is the title poem from her new book which is just out from West End Press. She is reading this morning at Church of Beethoven, and…Continue
A year ago SoyJames started a very lively discussion about the Albuquerque riots in 1971. He found these photos. If you lived here at that time you certainly remember at…Continue
Living isn't for cowards! And documenting a difficult life isn't for those without a sense of humor. These two poems detail what happens when the poet has self-diagnosed an incredibly serious condition, Multiple Sclerosis, but can't get her doctors to test for it. And even that wasn't the full…Continue
Ever tried to impress your fantasy girl? The poet thinks back a few decades to when Albuquerque's used car lot owners were huge celebrities and Masterson entertained those sorts of dreams. Actually, this sounds a lot like somebody who could be on television today.
Currently an English professor at…
April is National Poetry Month and for the second year in a row HInton is writing a daily poem. They are available to be read (and heard) on his famous…Continue
Even "the guerrilla fighter of poets" can end up teaching in a classroom. Brendan Constatine is currently reading in Albuquerque with fellow Southern California poet Peggy Dobreer. Constatine writes, "I'm honored to be a guest in NM, a place with such a rich tradition of art. Honestly…Continue
It's tax season again, a time filled with meaning for both the employed and those who are not. Richard Vargas continues to explore the American dream.
Vargas graduated from UNM's Creative Writing program in December 2010, and was awarded his MFA with distinction. He just edited…Continue
Not all the news is bad. If you have been afraid to turn on your TV recently, you will appreciate this timely poem from Stewart S. Warren about the recent and final voyage of the space shuttle Discovery. The poet adds, "…Continue
I come from the Duckwater Shoshone and Southern Ute nations. I was raised on the Southern Ute Indian reservation in southern Colorado; I consider…Continue
Sari Krosinsky edits Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry and fiction. Her poems appear…Continue
Idris Goodwin was one of the first poets ever featured on The Sunday Poem. The work of this playwright, poet, and indie rapper has received praise from all quarters--including NPR and the New York Times. His first book, THESE…Continue
Nothing disappears in this dry Land of Enchantment. As Renny Golden says in the opening lines of Nuevo Mexico, "The high desert is a dog with no sense of time." This first poem is a kind of short preface to studying anything about New Mexico's history. The second poem brings to life…Continue
It was just yesterday I was reading something about genetically modified alfalfa. Alfalfa! Even a century is too short to measure the ultimate results. Margaret Randall frames these issues in her own wise and artful way.
Margaret Randall has published more than 80 books. The following…