The weft of this excellent, imaginatively titled volume sparkles with individualistic variations like the myriad facets of a tapestry by Klimt. And yet these six accomplished poets have strung the warp with a golden fiber of subtle, reflective regional consistency. CHARLOTTE SCHOFIELD poet, writer, and author of The Attention Deficit Memoir From the Land of Enchantment and old Route 66 come six poets who gather semi-monthly to read the work of others more famous, then write and critique their own. In this volume you will read a selection from the best of these poems written over the ten-year period of the existence of this group called Fresh Ink New Mexico. A collection of poems both thoughtful and beautiful, sure to illuminate, awaken, and delight the discerning reader. SEAN MURPHY author of The Time of New Weather, and The Hope Valley Hubcap King. In this new collection 'where memories protrude in ancient bones and deep arroyos knife through mesas' the poems traverse landscapes as diverse as those of the fabled highway Route 66. Just off the road 'honey mesquite blooms.' Sandhill cranes forage, coyotes prowl and a 'spotted horse gallops in spirals' while 'yucca and chamisa stand silent witness.' Closer to home a drunken black widow spider spins a skewered web. A poet laments the senseless death of nine Iraqi boys on a soccer field. Famished men 'set snares for wild chickens they'd heard scratching in the brush.' Here are poems that strive to understand and commemorate the land, the heart, love, memory, the past, the present and all points in-between. MARILYN STABLEIN winner of the New Mexico Book Award for Splitting Hard Ground.