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my Pa loves sports
in any shape or form, goes to games
to watch, and on tv, mostly football, basketball, and track --

my Ma & Pa are retired
and our family home, in the suburbs
is next to a Presbyterian Church
which added a private school component
back in the 80s during the middle class
flight from bussing laws --

so, one day last year, my Pa
steps over to the recently constructed
chainlink fence, that separates us
from the schoolyard, to watch the kids
playing basketball --

and one little pint-sized bastard started pointing
and yelling Hey what are you looking at?
you must be a pervert get out of here!

we all know how these intimidations and insinuations
work these days -- my folks are good people --
my Pa didn't want any trouble
and has refrained from watching the games next door
ever since

--mark weber


Writers Todd Moore and Mera Wolf Read at Acequia Booksellers


February 24th - 3 pm

Poets Todd Moore and Mera Wolf will be reading from their new work at Acequia Booksellers on Sunday February 24 at 3pm. Acequia Booksellers is located at 4019 4th St. NW in Albuquerque.

Todd Moore is best known for his long poem DILLINGER. Since 1970 he has written and published more than a hundred books and chapbooks and his poetry has appeared in more than a thousand literary journals and magazines. He is one of the founders of the Outlaw Poetry Movement. He will be reading from his recent chapbooks Restless and Tell the Corpse a Story. Both books deal with the Dillinger mythos.

Mera Wolf, when recently asked by a young woman to describe her profession, responded, "I'm a cosmologist." "That's just wonderful," replied the young woman, "Do you also do nails?" After 35 years of learning, volunteering, working, child-raising, writing, and teaching, Wolf earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2002. Currently, while still juggling all six activities, she is writing a novel in serial form, and completing a screenplay. Mera Wolf is the author of two chapbooks, May Day and Lost Things.

This reading is free and the public is invited

Acequia Booksellers
4019 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107


A Gerald Locklin Bio

Gerald Locklin is now a Lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California and a Professor Emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught from 1965 through 2007. He is the author of over 125 books and chapbooks or poetry, fiction, and criticism, with over 3000 poems, stories, articles, reviews, and interviews published in periodicals. His most recent books and chapbooks include The Cezanne/Pissarro Poems and the forthcoming Gerald Locklin: New and Selected Poems, from World Parade Books; New Orleans, Chicago, and Points Elsewhere, from R)v Press; Wedlock Sunday and Other Poems (Liquid Paper Press/Nerve Cowboy Magazine); The Hotel Ristorante (Bottle of Smoke Press) and The San Antonio, Savannah, and Daytona Beach Poems (Pitchfork Press). His full-length books from Water Row Press include Candy Bars: Selected Stories; The Life Force Poems; Go West, Young Toad: Selected Writings; The Pocket Book: A Novella and Nineteen Short Fictions; and Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet. An Italian edition of his novel Down and Out (Event Horizon Press) has been published by Leconte Publishers in Rome as Piu Morto che Vivo, as well as Charles Bukowski: A Botte Sicuro. Other titles from EH include The Firebird Poems; Three Mid-Century Tales; Hemingway Colloquium: The Poet Goes to Cuba; and The First Time He Saw Paris (in Two Novellas, with Donna Hilbert). A series of annual dos-a-dos jazz chapbooks, with Mark Weber, are available from Zerx Press (Albuquerque, NM), most recently Thank You, Dave: A Brubeck Tribute. His writings are archived and indexed by the Special Collections of the CSULB library. Many early and rare works are available from Water Row Books, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, borders.com, and on eBay and other sites. He has resumed (with his son, Zachary Locklin) co-editing the poetry for the Chiron Review and will serve as fiction editor of Shaya magazine. He is listed in the usual literary directories. He publishes regularly in 5:00 AM, Ambit (London), Tears in the Fence (Dorset), Poetry International, New York Quarterly, Nerve Cowboy,

Slipstream, Freefall, Coagula Art Journal, and many other periodicals. He is available for readings, workshops, festivals (fees negotiable). A website and occasional blog are in progress at www.geraldlocklin.com. See also www.rvpress.net and www.worldparadebooks.com



A Quincy Memorial

A few photos from today are at http://streaminghotcoffee.org/Q
Photos by Craig Goldsmith

well, the Irish would say that
Quincy is in the clover
and Quincy certainly had a large dose of that crazy Celtic blood in him
as you can see from Craig's good photographs
clover wouldn't last three minutes out here in the Wild West
Quincy's ashes were left under that old juniper
right on the eastern edge of the Laguna Pueblo lands
next to an old remnant of Rt.66
so he can listen to the cars roll by
western bank of the Rio Puerco
in full view of the Gallinas Mountains to the south
the Sandias and Monzanos to the east
Mt Taylor to the west
then, we made it back into town
to the American Legion Post
for a gathering and tall tales surrounding the legend of Q
(the slim girl with cap is Quincy's sister Kimberly from Durango)
it was a good thing
to hear the words
of so many that worked with Quincy, hip hop culture, avant garde folkies,
jazzers, rockers, rap stars, gospel singers, poets, country dudes,
nuns, politicos, gangsters, winos, come one come all, Quincy
brought the best out of them............
................mark weber


Christmas Trombones Broadcast