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Between my readings “up north” and working on distributing the journal, I’ve fallen way behind on blog posts.

Yesterday I spent over half an hour figuring out how to get the cover of the new issue of Sin Fronteras onto the sidebar at http://www.sinfronterasjournal.com.  Putting it inside this post should be easier.cover 190001My reading in Santa Fe was held at op.cit. books, which is in an interesting neighborhood, near the train depot.trains

I was greeted by a glorious blooming tree.P1000437The bookstore is relatively new.  The owner moved to Santa Fe when she lost her lease in San Francisco.  She has not wasted money on appearances, identifying the store only by paper notices in the windows.P1000438Inside, of course, the books dominate.  Several nice people came to my reading and some bought books.readingThough it’s a long drive, I hope I’ll have occasion to read there again.  Three cheers for independent bookstores!

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Upcoming Readings in the North

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Northern New Mexico, that is.  I am scheduled to do two readings from my book, Made and Remade, at independent bookstores in Santa Fe and Albuquerque during April.Paley front cover

I’ll be in Santa Fe on Saturday, April 11, at 3:00 p.m. at op.cit. books, Sanbusco Center, 500 Montezuma Ave.

I’ll be in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. at BOOKWORKS, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

If you’re in either area on the day I’m reading, please come by and say hello.

The poems in Made and Remade respond to William Paley’s book, Natural Theology, published in 1802.  Famous for his analogy, “suppose I had found a watch upon the ground . . . the inference we think is inevitable, that the watch must have had a maker . . . .,” the book presents Paley’s case for creation by design.  As cracks developed in a once coherent world view, we are left with patches and pieces – the material of poetry – with which to make meaning.  The poems move in many directions, reflecting on how much has changed in 200 years.