Mitch Rayes
    
     
     
 In addition to his duties as husband (over twenty years) and father of two, and writing and
performing his own work, Mitch has also been active in the following areas:
     
     
 Founder and President
     
     
 FLAMING TONGUES, INC., a non-profit corporation expanding Albuquerque's field
      of poetry since 1995 with readings, festivals, street projects, workshops, exchanges, and
      resource services. Dissolved 2001.
     
     
 Producer
     
     
 ALBUQUERQUE POETRY FESTIVAL (1996-99),  a four year run, featuring several
      hundred poets from all over the country in more than fifty separate showcases, with
      a combined attendance of more than six thousand.
     
     
 NEW MEXICO SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR (1998 and 1999)
     
     
 LOUNGE poetry series, El Rey theater (1997)
     
     
 BACK DOOR poetry series, Back Door Music (1995)
     
      Numerous recordings:
discography
     
     
 Publisher
     
     
 THE TONGUE, Albuquerque's monthly poetry newsletter for events, picks, and
      reviews, (1995-2001).
     
      Albuquerque Poetry Festival anthologies (1997, 1998, and 1999), featuring more than one
      hundred fifty poets.

 Sound Designer   
     
CAPUT NILI  one woman show by Lisa Gill (2006)

THE NERVE  gallery exhibit by Lisa Gill and Kris Mills, (2005)
     
 
MARS VS. NEW MEXICO
KUNM radio play by David Landry, (2003)

     
 CORN BALLET Readymade Dance Theatre Co., (2002)

     
 BLOOD by Zsolt Palcza, Readymade Dance Theatre Co., (2002)

     
 RESURRECTING THE DODO part of the 2001 Oddfest

 Educator
     
      Mitch has worked extensively with youth of all ages, including public school
      workshops in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Santa Rosa, many readings in schools and
      with juvenile inmates in Bernalillo county and Valmora.
     
      BILINGUAL THEATER workshop, Westgate Community Center (2000)
     
      POETRY RESIDENT, Albuquerque High School (1998-99)
     
      LECTURER, Latino Literature series, South Broadway Library (1999)
     
      Frequent guest speaker at the University of New Mexico

 Outfitter

Professional guide and outfitter throughout Mexico (1986-1996), including two seasons with REI
Adventures, Inc.  Specializing in custom trips, particularly to remote areas, particularly in Chiapas,
including archeological sites, rafting, backpacking, and fishing, closely integrated with native cultures and
activities.
 To arrange a custom trip, contact Mitch at mitchrayes@yahoo.com
Bio
Bio
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