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
Ever tried to impress your fantasy girl? The poet thinks back a few decades to when Albuquerque's used car lot owners were huge celebrities and Masterson entertained those sorts of dreams. Actually, this sounds a lot like somebody who could be on television today.
Currently an English professor at…
April is National Poetry Month and for the second year in a row HInton is writing a daily poem. They are available to be read (and heard) on his famous…Continue
Even "the guerrilla fighter of poets" can end up teaching in a classroom. Brendan Constatine is currently reading in Albuquerque with fellow Southern California poet Peggy Dobreer. Constatine writes, "I'm honored to be a guest in NM, a place with such a rich tradition of art. Honestly…Continue
It's tax season again, a time filled with meaning for both the employed and those who are not. Richard Vargas continues to explore the American dream.
Vargas graduated from UNM's Creative Writing program in December 2010, and was awarded his MFA with distinction. He just edited…Continue