Gotta Love Duende

Bill Pearlman and Marilyn Stablein will read their poems & new writing June 12, 2011, Sunday, 3 to 5 pm, as part of the Duende Poetry Series at the Anasazi Fields Winery in the Village of Placitas. This is a free event.

Bill Pearlman lived in Placitas for many years so this is something of a homecoming for him. His collections of poetry include Surfing off the Ark, Flareup of Twosomes, Inzorbital, An Elegy for Prefontaine, and Brazilian Incarnation (Selected Poems 1967-2004). Bill worked in community mental health in New Mexico as well as teaching at UNM, Central NM Community College and Southwestern College in Santa Fe. His book, Characters of the Sacred, reflects interests in Jungian psychology, drama therapy and theater as a soulful practice. He also worked as an Equity and SAG actor. Bill founded the Zocalo Theater in Bernalillo in 1982. Duende Press, based in Placitas, published two of Bill’s books, Inzorbital, a poem-novel of the late ‘60’s in Placitas & beyond, and Characters of the Sacred. He currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Marilyn Stablein won the New Mexico Book Award and the New Mexico Press Women’s Poetry Award for her book of poems Splitting Hard Ground (La Alameda Press, 2010). Her memoir Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir is about the six years she worked with Tibetan refugees studying Tibetan calligraphy and mandala painting.  Her other memoir is Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination. Her fiction  includes Night Travels to Tibet and The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India and Nepal. She is a visual artist as well. Together with her husband, Gary Wilkie, they own and operate Acequia Booksellers, a quality used bookstore at 4019 4th St. NW, in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

The Duende Poetry Series puts on four poetry readings a year for the benefit of the community of Placitas and others. For information go to the Anasazi Fields website, The next reading in the series will be on Sunday, September 11th, featuring Alvaro Cardona-Hine and Amalio Madueno.