Tony Mares Has Passed On

Tony Mares Has Passed On


  1. Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes says:

    Tony, I sat down with you at J B Winnings coffee shop. I met with you to get permission to use your poetry in a performance I was doing at the Albuquerque Museums “Lo Maduro de LA Cultura” graciously you said “Patricio you have carte Blanche permission to do my work any time” I was thrilled! I went to my other poet friend, Cecilio Garcia Camarillo, who was writing the Dia de los Muertos work and he too was thrilled to know that you gave us permission to include your work. We then went to Oscar Lozoya who gave us permission to use his Dia de los Muertos images as projections. It was a great night and it does show that there is a strong arts community in Burque. You now join Cecilio in heaven, I’m sure you two are talking happily about that night. Peace be with you.

  2. Susana Rivera says:

    Tony was also an incredible translator. Because he was such a great poet himself he was able to transmit not only the meaning of the texts, but also the music and rhythm. My husband, the Spanish poet Ángel González, always said that of all his translators Tony was the one who best captured the essence of his poetry. He was also so much fun! He will be sorely missed. Susana Rivera

  3. Joan Logghe says:

    Damien, I heard of this through your FaceBook. Joining the angel band. You speak so beautifully of your old teacher. We’re all sad, all the way to New Jersey, I heard from a friend there yesterday.
    You’ll carry on the work. XXX joan Logghe

  4. Jan Mellor says:

    I met Tony a number of years ago in Taos NM. We became good friends and when I opened my gallery was privileged to have Tony read on numerous occasions. I learned so much from him, his talent as a poet, his humor and his grace. He will be sorely missed but his legacy will live on not only through his works but in all the lives he touched.

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