By Steven Robert Allen
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.
Calling All Poets—Hey, those poems aren't going to publish themselves, you know. Yank 'em out of the bottom drawer, blow off the dust and slip them into an envelope. The Harwood Art Center is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming Harwood Poetry Anthology.
You can submit up to three poems. They can be any length and in any style. Make sure to include your name, address and contact information at the top of each page. Throw in an SASE for notification.
Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 23. Send them to: Harwood Art Center, ATTN: Poetry, 1114 Seventh Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. If you have any questions, call Harwood Literary Arts Coordinator Becky Holtzman at 242-6367.
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