Hullo. I am Kenneth P. Gurney, an Albuquerque, NM poet. This blog site started out as a give my opinion blog. It has turned into a poetry blog since my sister challenged me to make one entry per day. It turns out, I do not own enough opinions to have one for each day, but I do write enough poetry to sustain that effort.
Poetry Books authored:
- 2019: Poems
- Greeting Card and Other Poems
- Writers’ Block
- An Accident Practiced
- Fluid Shape Of An Empty Womb
- This Is Not Black & White
- Curvature Of A Fluid Spine
- Stump Speech
Poetry Anthologies edited: Adobe Walls was an anthology of NM poets that was published from 2010 to 2013. Participants in the anthology were restricted to New Mexico residents (at least part-time residents).
From 1999 to 2006, I edited a poetry website named Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry. It published 48 issues of a PDF style poetry magazine. My copies are long gone due to a lightning strike that took out the hard drives and computer. I learned the hard way why back-up drives should be separate from the computer and unattached to the computer when not in use.
Open Mics: Over the years I hosted open mic poetry events either monthly or weekly no matter where I lived. My old habit was to move every three years and explore new national parks and forests and interesting cities. Starting in Milwaukee in 1995 and ending in Albuquerque in 2012, I hosted an open mic every where I paused for more than a month.
Published Poems: Between 750 and 800 of my poems found their way into publications, on the web and in print. Those publications reside in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Romania, Nigeria and India.
To list all the poems and corresponding publications would make this a very long webpage. All the web design articles I read suggest to webpage length should not exceed one or two scroll bar clicks. So, no list.
I gave up the submission rat-race late in 2017. Publishing credits ceased to matter for my happiness and contentment.
Slam Poetry: I started out as a slam poet. I participated regularly in slam venues in the 1990s. For all the slams I entered during that period, I won once. That one win took place on the week the city’s slam team and fans were away at nationals.