A Poet's Kiss

Albuquerque poet Mary Oishi puts poems, pictures, and thoughts here for her family and friends, and for lovers of poetry everywhere.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Monday, March 16, 2009

Upcoming Performances

2nd Annual "Some of My Best Friends Are Poets"
Saturday, April 18, 7 pm
also featuring Richard Vargas, Andrea Serrano, Cathy Arellano, Amanda Rich, Hakim Bellamy & Jen Vernon (San Diego)
Part of "White History Week"
Round robin open mike of community poets follows the featured poets.
Free admission but donation of $5 appreciated.
Sponsored by the ABQ Center for Peace & Justice and West End Press
at S. Broadway Cultural Center
4th St. SW, ABQ, NM

Write-to-Heal Poetry Reading & Talk
(part of National Women's Health Week)
with Lisa Gill & Michelle Otero
An open mike follows the featured readings and talk.
Tuesday, May 12, 7-9 pm,
Harwood Art Center, 7th & Mountain Road NW, ABQ,NM
Free or donation.

Benefit for Wild Horses Observers Association (WHOA)
with Gary Brower, Lou Liberty, Dale Harris, Larry Goodell, Mitch Rayes, Marilyn Stablein, Merimee Moffitt, Hakim Bellamy & more...
Saturday, May 16, 1 - 4:30 pm,
Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas, NM

What It Will Take...

Once we all agree that every person on Earth has full human rights, we will have world peace even if we disagree about everything else.

Monday, March 02, 2009


i am nothingwoman
gouged out, emptied, down
as low/as i/can go
(it happens this way
once in awhile)
high hopes imploded
SOLID turned to b l o w n d u s t
can't find one speck
to hold onto--
let me tell you
i'd do anything, ANYthing
to be anywhere but here
yet i won’t leave
‘cause only when I’m nothingwoman
only in this empty place
am i still enough to hear the whisper:

god will dream you new again

mary oishi