Placitas poet Larry Goodell presents his new book, Nothing to Laugh About (Beatlick Press), in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day at Bookworks.
Larry Goodell is from Roswell originally and has been living and working in Placitas since 1963 when he started Duende Press. He worked for years in the Living Batch Bookstore and helped set up many readings some of which he recorded and makes available on Bandcamp, along with numerous albums of poetry readings at the Duende Poetry Series at the Placitas Winery.
Larry's new book is Nothing To Laugh About, poems 2015-2016. This follows the trilogy of Broken Garden, Digital Remains, and Pieces of Heart, all from Beatlick Press in Albuquerque. He's pushed a big variety of his poetry and writings and makings online and most of it can be explored from links on his website. http://www.larrygoodell.com/
Larry independently burst off the page as a "performance" poet in the late 60's and early 70's. His duende press, founded in 1963, is now reactivated with Latif Harris' Barter Within the Bark of Trees, The Oxbow Poems by Jim Burbank, Dancing the Snow by Jim Fish, and Swoosh of Herons by Ray Johnson. Many things to celebrate in his 82nd year.
Gino Sky: Praise to the Good-deli poems that was delivered from the Greatest Word & art Deli in America.
Margaret Randall: His performances, combining various props with strong poetry, are events to be remembered. And aside from his own poetry and his important curatorial work, he has developed one of the most valuable archives—audio as well as photographic—of several generations of US American writers: our images, our work, our amazing doings, in short: our history.
Mia Kirsi Stageberg: I have to tell you that I never knew the breadth, intensity and power of what you've been writing. . . . I'm not sure I've ever seen a more creative and just use of reasonable rage!
John Nichols: You get my vote as one of the great ones! You got moxie, humor, politics, and you’re crazy like a dancing Fox!
John Macker: Vintage Larry: funny, tragic, graceful, political wordsmithing with everything organic, moving, remembering, loving.