Joan Logghe works at poetry in community in La Puebla, New Mexico. She and Michael built their own solar house, raised three children and have four grandchildren. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Grants, A Mabel Dodge Luhan Internship, and a Barbara Deming/Money for Women grant. She taught poetry in Bratislava, Vienna, and Zagreb, Croatia in 2004. Joan was Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2012. She has authored or edited a dozen books and her most recent books are The Singing Bowl from UNM press and Love & Death, Tres Chicas Books, with Miriam Sagan and Renée Gregorio, a New Mexico Book Award winner.
28. February 2015
Sweet name for a new place.
I cruise your supermarket with poetry
in my heart. I finger the Pendleton,
spend a lot of time at the Pendleton blankets,
and if time is money I own a Chief Joseph.
If time is money I sleep in a Best Western
with metal stallions rearing out front...Continue reading...
25. October 2013
The corn is singing
all colors of corn are singing
and we are listening.
The sun is singing
the sky is blue singing
to all manner of listening.
The listening when
we don’t even know
we are listening...
23. April 2013
Fire season and we walk out of the Lensic
into haze, each street light ringed
like van Gogh or when I first wore
contact lenses. All the glare of air
kept me from vision.
Fire season waiting for monsoon
my husband drives into the mountains
with a friend and her daughter, daughter of
the woman I saw in the ground, can’t talk about it
but after these weeks of smoke
rest in peace has a different ring to it.