Grateful Deeds Poetry Reading

*What*: “Grateful Deeds” Poetry reading to celebrate Larry Goodell andMitch Reyes,

Winners of the 2013 Gratitude Award from New Mexico Literary Arts *When*: Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.

*Where*: Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe

New Mexico Literary Arts

announces their Fifth Annual Gratitude Awards Reading

with 2013 Awardees Larry Goodell (Placitas) and Mitch Rayes (The Projects, Albuquerque)

Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m

. at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe

The award recipients will read from their work followed by a reading of a linked poem, “Connected Works,” written by New Mexico Literary Arts board members Joan Logghe, Michelle Holland, Anne Valley-Fox, JB Bryan, Don McIver, Elizabeth Raby, Edie Tsong, and Shebana Coelho.

Free and everyone welcome.Donations towards the 6th annual Gratitude Award gratefully accepted. (

Larry Goodell was born in 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico, where crossing cattle trails meet the Pecos River. 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), Here on Earth, 1996 (La Alameda Press). Larry has also been an integral force behind the Duende Poetry Series at the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. His online work is on the move, see

for interviews, articles, numerous poems, plays, songs and blogs.

Mitch Rayes was born in Detroit. For years he worked as a professional outfitter in the jungles of Chiapas. During the ‘90s he was influential in the developing Albuquerque poetry scene as founder of the poetry non-profit Flaming Tongues, as publisher of the Tongue newsletter, and as producer of several Albuquerque Poetry Festivals. His warehouse performance space THE PROJECTS was closed in June after hosting more than a hundred events, including four seasons of the Local Poets Guild’s weekly poetry reading “East of Edith.” Mitch has been called "the godfather" of the Albuquerque poetry scene (Danny Solis), one of the "two best poets in New Mexico" (Mark Weber), and the best poet in New Mexico without a book (Richard Oyama) (

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