Author Archives: William Everett

Pay Attention

As I was working over my recent poems I became more aware than ever that they arise from the simple act of paying attention. If I’m asked again about what enables me to write my poetry, I will start and … Continue reading

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Crystal Bridges

A stunning museum of American art in the Ozarks of northwestern Arkansas? Well, get used to it. We tried to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014 but the great ice storm Titan ditched (so to speak) … Continue reading

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The Great River

Here the Rio Grande is dry             a hollow bone without the marrow             a sleeping body without blood             waiting             patient as the ceaseless wind             blowing tumbleweeds             into the dry rushes on its banks. They say … Continue reading

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The Heritage of Mata Ortiz

Las Cruces is in America’s Borderland with Mexico. We are staying in fact in Old Mesilla, where the Gadsden Purchase was signed that defined the geographical border between the two countries. But the cultural border is a matter of shading. … Continue reading

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