V.B. Price has been writing in New Mexico for the last 60 years. He’s an editor and a poet. His weekly column, started in 1971, is now on-line at Mercury Messenger (mercmessenger.com). He was awarded this year, along with Art Goodtimes, the New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award “for contributions to the life of the poetry community in New Mexico and the Southwest.” His website is vbprice.com.