A do-not-miss piece by Johnny Mango about the Fort Sill Apaches and the Governor's refusal to recognize them. http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/who-are-the-fort-sill-apaches-why-is-governor-martinez-against
Very few events are known solely by their dates. Today is the tenth anniversary of one of them. 9-11 shaped the last decade. And yet, as Margaret Randall concludes, "We who so loudly proclaim we are above the fray / stagger in pits of danger still."
Albuquerque poet Margaret…Continue
Everyone knows you can't go home again. But we do. For most, there may be a little sadness mixed in with those memories. Others deal with it as best they can. But in the end, maybe the advice in the last line of this poem is the best.
I moved to Albuquerque a year ago from…Continue
Hemingway once said, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." That is exactly the way many of us think about being in New Mexico's wilderness. You take it with you…Continue
In a poem full of startling images, a quiet line in this poem captures the story of so many of us. We may wonder about who is really being hypnotized here, but "He missed the war that was meant for him." just leaps from the page. Welcome, Jules, to the Land of Enchantment. She…Continue
How could God, with His busy schedule, find time to rest on the seventh day? Maybe in a less populated world He didn't have as much to think about.
Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque with his beloved Dianne. For Kenneth's full bio, publication notes and available…Continue
America was founded on the strength of an idea, not our military might. Our first 'warriors' were pamphleteers. In today's world Larry Goodell looks at our strengths once more...and answers the question, "Is poetry worth writing?"
Once called "The Aristophanes of the Piñon-Juniper…Continue
How much can a poet pack into 7 lines? Well, how many moments make a day? How many eyeblinks in a life? You will love to read this piece more than once...smiling all the while.
Nob Hill resident Gail Miller writes mostly fiction. This summer she is reading Tristram Shandy,…Continue
No one comments more on news of the day than Albuquerque poet Richard Vargas. He is always on duty. And the recent headlines about prostitution have not gone unnoticed.
Vargas recently won the 2011 Hispanic Writers Award at…Continue
Sharon Niederman writes, "The Muse wears many disguises. For years I have seen the same street person walking up and down Central Ave.; in winter, she wraps herself in a tattered blanket, and in summer her face is deeply sunburnt. I try to give her money every chance I get, but sometimes…Continue
We received word that Albuquerque writer and poet Harvena Richter passed away this last week. She was 94. Ms. Richter was featured in The Sunday Poem series on the DCF in March of 2010. Her poems showed a…Continue
This is my favorite kind of post: an Albuquerque poem written by a great Albuquerque poet. Take a walk with Margaret Randall through the present and into the past. You just might meet yourself coming the other way.
A feminist poet, writer, photographer, and social activist, Margaret Randall has…Continue
Brower is the editor of Malpaís…Continue
I am practically a native New Mexican, been here since 1960, practice occupational…Continue
Urban Verbs is trying to eradicate the exclusivity of some factions within Hip-Hop…Continue
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