In Memoriam—The late great poet Robert Creeley gets his due in a reading this weekend at the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Creeley died earlier this year of pneumonia following a distinguished career in which he was widely recognized as one of the most innovative poets of the last half of the 20th century.
Creeley got a degree from UNM in the early '60s. He also briefly taught at the university and lived in Placitas for several years. Even after he moved away, he maintained close ties to New Mexico, giving frequent readings around the state.
The event will feature poetic performances by Bobby Byrd, Margaret Randall, Gene Frumkin, Larry Goodell and Karen McKinnon sharing poems about and by Creeley along with a few stories about the man. It takes place on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. with wine, free snacks and poetry books for sale. Admission is free. For directions, call 867-3062.