Submission period: July 1 – November 30, 2015 Editors Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser are looking for well-crafted poems written in personae associated with the Southwest region of the United States — poems that demonstrate a strong connection to the land, history, and/or culture of the region. Personae can be famous, infamous, or relatively unknown;… More Submissions Open for Poetry of the American Southwest, No. 2, Persona Poems
As many of you know, the 200 New Mexico Poems anthology manuscript was submitted to UNM Press last year, and though the editors agreed that the project has a lot of potential, they have requested a revision and resubmission. Although I have had many competing obligations this year, I’ve been working through the reviewers’ notes… More Anthology Energy
Hello dear readers. It is my great pleasure to introduce Alexandria K.M., my new intern. Alex will assist with some of the administrative duties surrounding the publication of the 200 New Mexico Poems anthology. In addition, she will helping out at readings. I’ve asked Alex to provide a brief professional biography and a picture, which follow. Be sure to welcome her aboard when… More New Intern!
He said so you remember that night in El Rancho he wagged his tongue? He said, welcome the newcomers they are the heart also of this valley The word Valley makes me hollow so rivers can flow in a time for rivers I have seen the snow bless and bless the mountains thirty seven times,…
I take the sage brush scent in The folding hills The heat of the asphalt Twenty-seven minutes past noon Past the historic marker And the twisted metal road sign The yellow apple dotted orchards The alfalfa I take it all in For you my brothers And sisters Lying on rubber mattresses In your jail pods… More #200 I Breathe the Cottonwood by New Mexico Centennial Poet, Levi Romero
La memoria se me está acabando No sólo a mi, sino también a la tierra, El caballo alazán tostado ya no sabe como trabajar Ni conoce el arado, menos la jaida o la escardina Hace un siglo que’l caballo era el mejor amigo del hombre Le ayudaba a traer leña de la Cejita, siguiendo todo… More #199 Memoria Desmemoriada/Forgetful Memory by Juan Estevan Arellano
josie g., whose name you could find on any wall in the mission in front of, behind, beneath, or on top of my sister’s, lisa a. and always with a big fat Con/Safos told us of her daddy’s homeland: 24th and Mission is cool san jo’s got it going on with Story and King and… More #198 Taos Summer of Love [excerpt] by Cathy Arellano