The following is just a copy-n-paste of the announcement on facebook. The reading will only last an hour. Afterward, we may stroll to the Main Street Bistro and Ale House for something before we head out to White Sands at 4:00pm.
You are invited to attend a one of a kind Las Cruces poetry event that honors the Organ Mountains!
Grandma Moses Press in cooperation with Southwest Environmental Center and Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks* is pleased to announce a Poetry Anthology Release Party and Reading for Dingleberry Peak Poetry of the Organ MountainsDesert Peaks.
This event will happen May 21, 2016, from 1PM to 2PM at the Southwest Environmental Center (275 N Downtown Mall, 5755225552). This event is free and open to the public.
You have seen beautiful photographs and paintings of the Organ Mountains, but have you heard poetry inspired by our desert peaks? May 21, 2016, marks the two year anniversary of the Organ MountainsDesert Peaks National Monument. Grandma Moses Press, an independent local publisher of poetry chapbooks, has compiled an anthology of poems celebrating our national monument. The name of our poetry anthology is Dingleberry Peak, which is an actual name of one of our peaks.
These are some of the anthologized poets who will be sharing their work at the event: Dick Thomas, Frank Varela, Charles Harper, Marta Hargett Scott , Joseph Somoza and Tim Staley. Some time will be set aside for an open mic if you would like to share a poem you wrote about our local mountains.
The Dingleberry Peak Anthology will be for sale at the event for 5$. On May 21 the Dingleberry Peak anthology of Organ Mountain poems will also be available online from www.GrandmaMoesesPess.com. If you have any questions contact Tim Staley at [masked].
*About the Friends of Organ MountainsDesert Peaks Established in 2012, The Friends of Organ MountainsDesert Peaks is a Las Crucesbased nonprofit that seeks to enrich our community and diverse culture through advocacy, conservation and restoration of the Organ MountainsDesert Peaks National Monument as a premier example of America’s National Conservation Lands. (www.organmountainsdesertpeaks.org)