El Paso poet & publisher BOBBY BYRD passed away on July 11, 2022. He was a friend, mentor and hero to me, the TATER. In this week’s MONSOON DOWN THE RADIO we hear jazz and 4 poems by Bobby; also in this episode 2 poems by Palestinian poet Mohammed El-Kurd. These are the jazz artists we hear in order: US Air Force Academy Falconaires, Chuck Mangione, Jimi Tenor, Ron Carter, Houston Person, Bob Flourence, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Terry Gibbs Dream Band, Ron Carter, Cedar Walton, Jack DeJohnette, Bob Brookmeyer, Dennis Coffey, Sara Serpa, Matthew Sheens, Jazz Q Praha, Egba

This is the last sequence of Summer Session 2022.

here ya go: MONSOON DOWN THE RADIO for BOBBY BYRD -2 hours of jazz and poetry


Tim Staley shares the stage with other local poets this Saturday


This year’s “For Love of Lit” reading, in conjunction with “For Love of Art Month” in Las Cruces, will be held Saturday, February 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Last year our audience spilled over from the smaller Schwartz Room, so this year we are scheduled for the larger Shannon Room.

LeeAnn Meadows, Joanne Townsend, Christine Eber, Ellen Roberts Young, Catherine McGeehan, Caitlin Ferguson, Anna Underwood
Peter Goodman, Frank Varela, Dick Thomas, Joe Somoza, Gerry Stork, Terry Hertzler, Tim Staley

You are correct if you conclude that they are not reading in this order.  There will be an intermission.  Come hear some of our local Las Cruces area poets.