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The Sunday Poem: Rudolfo Carrillo... The death of Summer and Other Unfinished Poetic Devices

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 12, 2012 at 8:17am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... High Summer Blue

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on August 5, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Aaron Greenwood... for the children

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Birdie Jaworski... Timeloop Key

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,…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Miriam Sagan... Two Poems About Water

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 15, 2012 at 8:18am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... milagro #14, for Joy

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 8, 2012 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Teresa E. Gallion... Two Poems

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.



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Added by The DitchRider on July 1, 2012 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: New Mexico Dawn, by Gregory Candela

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 24, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Someone Else's Hair, by Sirena Rayes

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 17, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Two Poems by Benjamin Bormann

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 10, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Two Poems by Susan Sherman

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on June 3, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... Turning between Two Skewed Horizons

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 27, 2012 at 8:01am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tanaya Winder... Ten Little Indians

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 20, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Intimately Defeated

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 13, 2012 at 8:09am — 11 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Almost Lost: Walking the Old Tukishima Trail through Albuquerque

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on May 6, 2012 at 9:07am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kell Robertson (In Memorium)... Two Poems

Kell Robertson died last November in a small straw-bale cabin outside Santa Fe.  He was both…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Aileen O'Catherine... On What's Really Needed Nine Months After Your Debilitating Injury

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…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 22, 2012 at 7:45am — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: ABQ Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy... Home Invasion

It was just over three years ago that Hakim Bellamy first appeared in The Sunday Poem series.  His love of the Duke City and New Mexico is so apparent in this piece that was published here at that time.  No wonder he was named Albuquerque's first poet laureate.  Congratulations, Hakim.  Congratulations are…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 15, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sandra Valle... Postcard from Michigan

"I read Dee's poem this morning up in cold and gray Michigan and was moved, again, by what she wrote. And I missed New Mexico even more…"



New Mexico is like that.



"I moved to Albuquerque a year ago from Michigan. I've spent the last year getting settled, writing, and learning…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 8, 2012 at 8:24am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: David Wilde... FRAC/KTAL#1

Well I got the email and attachment.  "Nice David!  Btw, is that a wrapper from a straw that you used?  And does that mean anything?"  He replied:

Jon.  Nice guess.  Its actually a teabag wrapper from the the Frontier which I generally write my poetry on the back of as well as making notes…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 1, 2012 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

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