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The Sunday Poem: Susan Sherman...

This week we bring you a poem by Susan Sherman. Susan lives in New York City, but is a frequent visitor to New…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Bryce Milligan...

For my second week curating this space, I'd like to introduce two poems by Bryce Milligan: poet, defender of the written word, singer/songwriter, book designer, editor and publisher, and one-time luthier . . . to list just a few of his talents. Bryce lives in San Antonio, Texas, but is well-known…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... Two Poems, how it happens & i dream

Hello, Sunday Poetry readers, and the many new readers I hope this space will attract during my time as curator. For newcomers, the Duke City Fix’s Sunday Poem has been around for a while. It was started several years ago by Jon Knudsen, longtime Albuquerque columnist and poetry-lover. Founder and…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Divine By Accident

You're allowed to hazard a guess as to which religious or political leader this perverse love letter is aimed at.  I know I did.  Living or dead, past or present, or maybe a conglomeration of all of them...in any case, Rich Boucher aims his beam of ironic humor in their direction.  What is a bit unsettling,…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 27, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell... Screwballs of Infinity

Larry thinks all poetry is local. The place you are enters your voice and shapes your poems. He thinks poetry is alive and well but, like Alcoholics Anonymous, a helluva lot more people need its services. But poetry builds its own community of poet-publishers and eager listeners. You can't…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Julie Brokken . . . Old Walnut Tree

Old Walnut Tree

The old walnut tree still stands tall yet dying

down by the creek between the graveyard and my brother's house

still teaches lessons to its English Walnut children

the dead and anyone else patient enough to listen

A woodpecker tenders the gentle old soul …

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Added by The DitchRider on July 13, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Please . . . Bobby Byrd

Bobby & Lee Byrd

Please . . .

in memory of Wayne Crawford

Let me say that Wayne has gone away

Let me read his dead poet poems

Let me fry these other fish

Please let me stuff…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Hakim Bellamy . . . Muslim Woman

"I am in Turkey, and I have been writing a poem a day since I've been here . . . I have been learning so much about culture . . . and I am processing things in my usual way, through poem." Hakim Bellamy…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt . . . Humboldt County Fog

Daddy fled to seek his fortune

farther north, farther into wet green and grey

Depression not a word yet, except for The Great

and mine wasn’t

a girl’s drug: the barrel chair, an apple

and a book. My cozy time

Daddy’s bookshelves our only toys.…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 22, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Bill Nevins . . . Dover Base



Dover Base

   He fell in Afghanistan

Sometime the day before

The Major from the New Mexico National Guard

couldn't find my house

and it was a stormy night in Albuquerque

So we talked by cell phone instead--

No dress uniforms at my door--

   It was…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 15, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Laurie Macrae . . . Roosevelt Park: Theory and Practice

A pale girl with long, silver nails is peeling

the plastic wrapping from a convenience-store burrito

with a concentration that implies…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kell D. Robertson . . . Wine Drinking Song

WINE DRINKING SONG



                                       for Nick & others



Red wine            so sweet             it's impossible

             shudder follows shiver

                                        DEElicious



& one poor…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 1, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Helen Lopez . . . The Bodysmooth Consumer is a Woman

The Bodysmooth Consumer is a Woman

For we are all factory with smooth metal legs and consumable parts

Necks like smokestacks and Bic blades pink on a frosty Sunday morning

We are sexy consumers and passive violent offenders, sleek credit card…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gino Sky . . . 2 Poems: A Lovely Burgundy Lady & Peace Be Gentle

A LOVELY BURGUNDY LADY

I settled down within

my

wife below Mt.…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher . . . Wondering What Kind of Doritos Apollo Liked

When you went to the ancient, stone 7-Eleven at Delphi,

did you fly there or walk? Did golden balloons go up to fête your visit?

Did you rise out of your four-poster grape leaf from a dream,

slap down the alarm, yawn, and wake up hungry for Cool Ranch or what?

I imagine you, oh god of poetry…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 11, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Leo Romero . . . 2 Poems: Each Second Lengthens the Distance & For Denis Cowper

EACH SECOND LENGTHENS THE DISTANCE

You left only two hours ago

on your five hour drive

Already it is dark and getting cold

I think of you alone in your car

the weak headlights fending the darkness

the tiny lights of other cars like fireflies

Tonight I think of the…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 4, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: David Benedetti . . . Thundershower

THUNDERSHOWER

                                                                                             (for Zoë)…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 27, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . An Easter Sunday

It’s all gone dead dying out

memories the fresh memories that

live only in my mind.

I relive them in flashes

but the distance kills me

so when I hum Stardust

it’s my mother, teaching me to play the piano

playing that piece as I learned it.

And…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Latif Harris . . . Another Moment to Ache To

        For All Angels Who…
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Added by The DitchRider on April 13, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Peter Christensen . . . 2 Poems from a Canadian Poet

At the Point Where Time Has Not Yet Cut

In a field

where cows graze

and walk about

anything can be imagined

perhaps a white egret stalking

insects in the stirred up grass

against a backdrop

of…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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