Larry Goodell was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1935 and studied with Robert Creeley at the University of New Mexico. He is a performance poet, playwright, music maker, and publisher. In 1963 he moved to Placitas, New Mexico and purchased a Rex–Rotary mimeo machine and published his first issue of Duende. After publishing fourteen issues of Duende (each dedicated to the work of one poet), he published the one–shot Oriental Blue Streak (1968), followed by the four–issue run of Fervent Valley (1972–74). Three recent books now grace the bookstore shelves: Broken Garden & The Unsaid Sings, 2012; Digital Remains, (2013); and Pieces of Heart, (2014).