Friday, March 2, 2012

Political Poetry

My music column today was about politicians who sing and play instruments. (Check that out on my music blog. Lots of cool videos there.)

I didn't realize at the time we had a poet in the state Legislature. But I just learned that Rep. Bill O'Neill, D-Albuquerque will be reading his poetry at The Collected Works 6 p.m. Tuesday. He's been published in the New Mexico Poetry Review,  The Santa Fe Literary Review, and Malpais Review.

But wait, there's more ....

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Gov. Susana Martinez also tried her hand at reading poetry.
(Video by Trip Jennings. Editing by Rob Nikowlewski)

The governor's got a way to go, however, before she reaches this level. (Sorry. They disabled embedding on this video.)