Welcome to the Colorado Poets Center

Robert KingFounded by Robert W. King and Beth Franklin, the Colorado Poet Center is a 501c3 public non-profit business and a directory of writers who have published poetry and who live and work in Colorado or have strong ties to the state. This site contains Colorado poets' biographical and bibliographical material and selections from published work, as well as poems written by students who won the Robert W. King awards. Since Bob’s passing in 2017, his wife, Beth Franklin has directed the CPC.

Please use the navigation options at the top to locate poets by last name or search by region through the options to the left. You may also use the navigation options to get information on the Robert W. King Poetry Awards, recorded poetry readings sponsored by the Colorado Poets Center, and tips on teaching poetry in schools.

To be included in this directory, a writer must have published a poetry book, chapbook, or at least five poems in an edited print or on-line magazine, or meet the criteria for spoken word performances. Readers, publishers, sponsors, or those interested in having poets give readings or work in the schools are urged to contact the writers at their listed address.

If you wish to be included on this site of Colorado poets and you meet the above publishing criteria, please contact Beth Franklin at franklinbeth1309@gmail.com. Beth can also be contacted at the University of Northern Colorado.

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