Ah…who hasn't run outside when those raindrops begin to fall. Katrina K. Guarascio has. And even though the rain now might seem such a distant memory, the sensuality of it all has not been lost.
Katrina K. Guarascio's most recent book is…
Three hundred years from now, scholars will mine internet data trying to figure out how we reacted to the changing climate. This poem will be part of that research. Our river, El Rio Grande, is the narrative that flows through it all.
Steven Hamp has resided in New Mexico since 1981 and currently…
On 4 July 2012, the CMS and the ATLAS experimental teams at the LHC independently announced that they each confirmed the formal discovery of a previously unknown boson of mass between 125–127 GeV/c2, whose behaviour so far has been…Continue
Albuquerque writer and artist Rudolfo Carrillo adheres to the precepts of modernism and so has been influenced and informed by the work of mentors such as the composer Christopher Shultis, painter Martin Facey, and man of letters…Continue
You can smell the new-mown hay in this wonderful poem by Stewart S. Warren. We know summer won't last forever. But caught in the slow creep of the seasons, time does seem to stop just when the sun is directly above us.
Albuquerque poet Stewart S. Warren is the author of five volumes of…
In a land where human life mostly clings to the sides of a river or two, it is not hard to imagine a bleak future in a hotter, drier world. This poem was probably also written, or sung, in Chaco a thousand years ago.
Aaron is a card carrying member of the…
Leave it to Birdie Jaworski to be wandering around where she doesn't belong. Be light-footed Birdie. Tip-toe…don't kick anything. Take water.
Birdie Jaworski lived in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM before moving to Albuquerque. Her memoir,…
Water. It is at the top of the front page of this morning's newspaper. But Miriam Sagan follows those underground currents into places where reporters can't go: into the center of the dance.
Miriam Sagan has published over twenty…
From the poet:
"The milagro series is my attempt to bring some quiet into the perpetual cacophony of social, political, and economic injustice that confronts me every day. Anyone who is taking a stand, confronting these issues head on, knows what I'm talking about. You struggle to not lose your…
The interaction between these two beautiful pieces is both heartfelt and somewhat mysterious. Is this the same person? Does one foreshadow the other? The reader builds his own story guided by the tender reflections of a thoughtful life.
Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, psychiatrist, jet astronaut and DitchRider Guest Leatheratrix for the month of June. This surely has been a fun ride thus far, and I feel quite proud to have helped…Continue
Good morning and good Sunday, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, poet, desert compound prophet and DitchRider Guest Editrix for the month of June. I've given a lot of thought to how…Continue
Here we are again, my friends, another Sunday and another installment of poetry! This is Guest Editrix Rich Boucher once more, still filling in for Jon and glad to see that things are…Continue
Good morning, readers! This is Guest Editor Rich Boucher here, proud to fill in for Jon the month of June - I promise I won't break too many things, and I will clean up after myself! Promise!
Now, then....onward to the poetry.....
...we are gifted this morning with two poems by Susan Sherman, who will be giving a reading to celebrate the release of her book, "The Light that Puts an…Continue
What better place for a poet to try to reassemble the jagged memories of a past love than drunk on a busy street in Cancun? This beautifully written piece taps into the timeless themes of both sides of the border.
Brian Hendrickson’s poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals…
Tanaya Winder continues to amaze with wonderful poems of courage, sensitivity, and brilliance. This morning's poem speaks to all of us…including about whether our stories on TV, movies, and music are seen as entertainment or recognized as a way young people learn how to become men and women, treating each…Continue
Dick Cheney does have a heart. Doctors have seen it. But the odd thing is, it isn't his.
Albuquerque poet Margaret Randall has published more than 80 books. Her reputation and influence extend worldwide. And she contributes in many, many ways to the local poetry scene (including a faithful…
The restless wit of Rich Boucher continues to explore our city. “I think of this poem as an ambitious (hopefully successful) exercise in linguistic and cultural sleight-of-hand,” he writes. “I hope you dig it.” Forewarned, bring a shovel...maybe a flashlight. Our future…Continue
This morning's post is all about April. Aileen O'Catherine writes that today's piece is "a poem that I wrote for my young son about a year and a half ago. He had a very horrible injury and a long recovery. Fortunately, things are better now, in oh so many ways.
I have written…