About Joseph Charles MacKenzie

Joseph Charles MacKenzie is a traditional lyric poet, a "sonetero" from New Mexico where his family has been for over 400 years. He is First Place winner of the Scottish International Poetry Competition (Long Poem Section) and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His verses have appeared in The New York Times, The Scotsman (Edinburgh), The Independent (London), US News and World Report, Google News, and many other outlets. He writes exclusively for Trinacria (New York) and the Society of Classical Poets (New York).

The Swallows of La Ciénega

By |2018-10-12T13:56:30+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest Poem, Poem|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For Elizabeth La Ciénega slept on a muted afternoon At old Las Golodrinas, when I spied a nest Of swallows beneath the age-worn latias, hewn By a hand that [...]

Review of Helen Palma’s Selected Poems from Baudelaire’s “Les Fleur du Mal”

By |2018-07-02T18:47:06+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Review|

By Joseph Charles MacKenzie Two arts are beautifully displayed in Helen Palma’s Selected Poems from Baudelaire’s Les Fleur du Mal (Pivot Press, New York, 2014). The first and most [...]

A Love Poem on Marriage – From “Sonnets for Christ the King”

By |2018-05-10T03:12:43+00:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: Poem, Videos|

Sonnet XXVII For Elizabeth As kindly cottonwoods around us rise, Entwining wistful melodies of green, We walk beneath our shade-entangled skies Through gothic vaulting, hand in hand, [...]