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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TONIGHT! Open Mic #Poetry at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo

In Honor of National Poetry Month, Larry Goodell features with Open Mic at Poetry at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo April 9 Wed 7-9 pm. Free!


Poet Larry Goodell will be the feature performing poetry at Poetry at The Range Cafe, Bernalillo, NM, 7-9 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  7- 9 pm.  Free admission. Limited open mic (2 poems per poet) with signup at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy a fine dinner, dessert and libations before the show in the Range Cafe. Signed copies of the authors' books will be available at the reading and in the Range Gift Shop.

Hosted by Bill Nevins, Poetry at the Range happens every second Wednesday of each month at The Range Cafe, main street in Bernalillo New Mexico


  was born in 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. He is married to Lenore Goodell, photographer & phenologist, and has lived in Placitas since 1963, extending poetry into its ceremonial roots – performance, masks, costume, lighting, song, scene, with cloth or painted backings to poems when appropriate. Although tagged as a performance poet since the early 60's he loves the printed page and founded duende press in '64.

His writing comes from the myth of local inspiration, and often generates from organic gardening and love for New Mexico. He is a risk-taker in language who avoids revision considering the hand written original as precedent. His work is often satirical and seriously funny. Books: Cycles, 1966 (duende press), Firecracker Soup, 1990 (Cinco Puntos Press), Out of Secrecy, 1992 (Yoo-Hoo Press), Here on Earth, 1996 (La Alameda Press). His online work is on the move, see http://about.me/larrygoodell for interviews, articles, numerous poems, plays, songs and a blog on 3 dimensional poetry.

Bill Nevins

Monday, January 27, 2014

Help Find Albuquerque's Next #PoetLaureate!

…in case you've missed the Facebook, Twitter & local media traffic ~ no small % of which has been generated by current (and first) ABQ Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy ~ reminding you... here's another

Applications for the 2nd Poet Laureate of Albuquerque close on January 31st.
Please forward and share this announcement to all the poets, authors and writers in your network.

The application is available here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Billy Brown's Fixed & Free Poetry

…featuring Elizabeth Galligan & Don DeNoon, 7pm, Jan 23 at The Source…#BillyBrown writes,

Poets and Poetry LoversI am pleased to announce the January 2014 Fixed and Free poetry reading, Thursday, January 23, 7-9 pm, at The Source, featuring Elizabeth A. Galligan and Don DeNoon. Find more information below about these two wonderful poets! Please come out to support these terrific poets and hear their inspiring poetry! Also, please invite friends who love poetry.
While you are at it, read some of your own poems and/or favorite poems by other poets.
Below you will also find a complete schedule of Fixed and Free readings for 2014, which always occur on the FOURTH THURSDAY of each month, January – October.
I am inclined to skip readings for Thursday, November 27, 2014, which is Thanksgiving Day and Thursday December 25, 2014, which is Christmas Day.  If there are people who would like to meet on one or both of those Holidays, please tell me, and I'll see what I can do.
Yours for Powerful Poetry,
Billy Brown, 401-8139
DETAILS for January 2014  Fixed and Free Poetry Reading
  • Featured Poets: Elizabeth A. Galligan and Don DeNoon
  • Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Time: 6:30 pm open mike sign-up, 7–9 pm reading
  • LocationGarden Room at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE
  • HostBilly Brown, 401-8139
  • Cost: We appreciate donations of $ 2-3 from each in attendance,to help defray a $ 20 fee for using The Source, to help pay the featured poets, and for ingredients for baked goodies.
  • Rule: 5 minute limit on the open "mike"
  • Food/drink: There will be pastries available to those who donate and for sale (50¢ each) to those who do not donate. Hot water is available in Source kitchen for coffee and tea
ABOUT OUR FEATURED POETS: Elizabeth A. Galligan and Donald DeNoon

Elizabeth Ann Galligan
Her city of choice is Albuquerque, where she pursues reading, writing, poetry, photography, and gazing at the Sandia Mountains.  Her poetry appears in several anthologies, including our Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology 2011, in university publications and in her two chapbooks Poems at 65 and Striations.  She is active in SouthWest Writers and Fixed and Free poets and promotes poetry readings at local libraries.  Her first novel, Secrets of the Plumed Saint: A Tale of Intrigue from Northern New Mexico, was published in 2012.  Her writing is informed by many years of teaching English to speakers of other languages in Brazil, Japan, on the Dine reservation and in adult ESL programs in New York and California.  I find particularly fascinating that she helped edit and contributed to Pioneers of Education: Essays in Honor of Paolo Freire.  She is a member of the board of the Albuquerque Martin Luther King Jr. Mulicultural Council.  Elizabeth is a wonderful poet and writer.

Don DeNoon 
...is an active member of Southwest Writers (SWW), where I first met him, and the NM State Poetry Society, from which he has won several awards for his poems, including his humorous "Midnight on the Rio Grande."  Don has been a featured poet at the series of readings in local libraries organized by Elizabeth Ann Galligan.  He also has attended and read at some of my Quarterly Poetry Open House events as well as annual SWW readings during April celebrations of National Poetry Month.  I enjoy Don's poetry very much, and I am sure that you will too.

LAST OCTOBER: our October 2013 Fixed and Free gathering was a terrific evening of poetry, with four members of the group Albuquerque Word Weavers reading poems, many from their new book Weavin' 2 !  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your inspiring poetry. 

NEXT MONTH:    February 27, featuring Shirley Blackwell and Eleanor Grogg Stewart

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pasatiempo's Ultimate Guide to #Poetry in Santa Fe

Pasatiempo's Ultimate Guide to "Poetry in Santa Fe"
Pasatiempo Magazine Poetry Edition

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