Posts Tagged ‘Rane Arroyo’

CFS: The Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize

Seven Kitchens Press is now accepting chapbook submissions for a new annual series co-edited by  Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral.  This series honors the vision and teaching of Rane Arroyo and is open to all poets.  The deadline is June 15, 2012.  For more information, please look here.

RIP: Rane Arroyo

I heard through the blogging world today about Rane Arroyo’s death.  I waited until I had actual confirmation before I posted this note.

Rane is one of the few poets I met through reviewing — well, I didn’t really “meet” him — we corresponded through email.  Because I am a closet X-Files junkie, I desperatly wanted his collection, The Roswell Poems, and I was having a hard time getting a hold of a copy, so I contacted him directly.  He sent me a copy — in record time!  When I thanked him, he wrote, “I try to be an honest man — in my life and in my poetry.”

My review for The Roswell Poems is still up on Strange Horizons.

Besides The Roswell Poems, I have read Rane Arroyo’s other poems, and have enjoyed them.  He will be missed.