Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Larry Goodell To Read In Placitas This Saturday

PLACITAS--When The Artist Ken Saville was finding his way through New Mexico in the fall of 1972, the first person he met was Larry Goodell. Ken was hitching from Bernalillo to Placitas. Larry stopped and gave him a ride. Goodell was an icon of the Central Ave. scene from the Living Batch Bookstore which occupied one of the rooms currently used by the Frontier Restaurant. His reputation is that of the number one performance poet in the state. And he is reading this Saturday in Placitas at the Anasazi Winery along with Jim Koller and Stefan Hyner. If you are the kind of person who needs a reason to get out of town for a while, this is it. Here is a poem by Goodell from the on-line poetry mag, Rough Road Review.

Love Letters From Above

Hello atmosphere
the stratosphere & ionosphere send you love.
We are teaming partners, working in the same company,
companions for eons, evolving atoms for the Earth
raining down air, oh lovely atmosphere,
bathing globe to the nurturing globe
air of life, life particles of air, plaything of the sun
dance of warmth, day air of sight, opening of eyes, seeing
night vision, dark whirring of currents, as the Moon
reflects down through. Oh how is anything anything but
an energy of love, nighttime, daytime beaming down through.
Concentric layers of the happy dance, and the Sun-Daddy
the pivot for all, seeing eye to child, Earth kid & the building atmospheres
of precious breathing, oxygen life-giving & going live giving & going.
Mother warmth, the bed & the garden, the barrenness & the depth
the oceans & the deserts, forests & sunken caverns, the precious vistas
the gifts of love to the humans, at last, the human: what are they doing
with it there.

larry goodell


Further information about the reading: Anasazi Fields Winery & La Alameda Press present Jim Koller, Stefan Hyner, and Larry Goodell, poetry reading, Anasazi Fields Winery, Village of Placitas, 5pm Saturday, March 19th. Free. Take I-25 to the Placitas exit 242, drive 7 miles to the Village, turn left at the big sign near the Presbyterian Church, follow Camino de los Pueblitos down a country block or so to Anasazi Fields Winery. Further information: call Jim Fish at 867-3062.