Our beloved friend and poet, Elizabeth Raby, passed from this world December 26, 2021 in Florida of the lung disease that took her from Santa Fe to the lower altitude. Her husband Jim, and son Omar, were with her. Since Elizabeth and Jim Raby hosted many years of First Monday of the Open Mics at Teatro Paraguas, we are suggesting to make donations in her name to Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
Elizabeth Raby is the author of The Year the Pears Bloomed Twice (2009), Ink on Snow (2010), This Woman (2012), and Ransomed Voices (2013). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. She earned her BA from Vassar College
and her MA in English and creative writing from Temple University. In 2010, Raby received the Elmer Kelton Award for poetry from Angelo State University. She is a former NMLA board member.