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The Sunday Poem: James Burbank

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A Sublime Night Peppered with Revolution

A Sublime Night Peppered with Revolution

a review of the Sublime with Rome…

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The Sunday Poem: Emily Bjustrom

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The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson

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The Sunday Poem: Yessenia Lentz

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The Sunday Poem: Bill Nevins

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The Sunday Poem: Gina Marselle

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The Sunday Poem: Hakim Bellamy

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The Sunday Poem: Liza Wolff-Francis

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The Sunday Poem: Jesus Lucero

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The Sunday Poem: Alanna Offield

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The Sunday Poem: Jon Knudsen

Jon Knudsen has done as much as anyone for poetry in our community. He started this Sunday Poem several years ago. It would be worth going back into The Duke City Fix’s files to rediscover how many poets he posted, how many poems he brought to a local and ever-broadening readership each Sunday…

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The Sunday Poem: Layli Long Soldier

I heard Layli Long Soldier read at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program in June, 2014. The impact of her work was immediate and tremendous. The following is an excerpt from Whereas, which is a response 

to the 2009 Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans. It is longer than what…

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The Sunday Poem: Demetria Martinez

Demetria Martinez has been a prominent figure in New Mexico letters for many years. Her novel Mother Tongue has gone into many editions and been published in a number of other languages. Among her several books of poetry, my favorite is Breathing Between the Lines. Demetria also has an…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 7, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Valerie Martinez

Valerie Martínez honors The Sunday Poem with an excerpt from her book-length poem in progress, Count. The above portrait of Valerie is by Thomas Sayers Ellis, the snapshot below is one of hers.

 

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Between you and me, small distance, this little sea of…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 31, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Nick DePascal

I heard Nick DePascal read his poems at a West End Press event last year. A book of his had just been awarded one of the press's two publication prizes for 2014. I liked what I heard, and asked Nick to send something to The Sunday Poem. This is what he…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 24, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Enid Howarth

Enid Howarth is a familiar face around Albuquerque, at poetry readings, concerts, and other cultural venues. You might run into her at a local coffee shop or market, always a pleasant encounter. I had heard that Enid writes poetry, and has done so for many years. When I asked if she would send me some of her poems…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 17, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Dick Bakken

I first saw Dick Bakken perform at the Bisbee Poetry Festival in southern Arizona. It must have been in the late 1980s. He did a magical version of William Blake’s “Tyger Tyger” with a young autistic teenager. Both were magnificent. Three decades later Bakken came to Albuquerque and…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 10, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Carlos Contreras

Anyone who appreciates the sweet mix of good poetry, music and beer, appreciates Carlos Contreras’ efforts over the past few years to bring these delights into a single venue with his I’ll Drink to That performance series. He has staged these at a number of breweries and pubs across Albuquerque, creating…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 3, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Andrea Serrano

Not only an accomplished poet, Andrea Serrano is also a tireless cultural promoter in our area. Her spirit and energy have promoted many young new voices. We all remember her wonderful reading series at El Chante. This very week she is behind the Hembras de Pluma events, part of the National Hispanic…

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