The Colorado Poet, #23, Summer 2013

Recent Writing News from the CPC website:

The CPC received this info on a new release from M.D. Friedman:
A new experimental electronica jam version of "The Great Clock" Spoken word with improvised soundtrack, "Crossing the Bridge" features M. D. Friedman's poem, "The Great Clock" as published in his chapbook, Leaning Toward Whole. These are Tracks 2 & 3 off of Mad Dog & Headman's "Walking on the Sky" album released in May of 2013 featuring: Mad Dog Friedman on Theremin & Spoken Word and Stephen Hartman on NS/Stick with MIDI, Bass Pedals & Keyboards.. It is the first full length project featuring Mad Dog's aleatory Theremin work. The single 32 minute CD quality mp3 version of this incredible, spontaneous performance is available for download only as a special bonus track in the enhanced multimedia PDF e-book edition of Leaning Toward Whole at our Lulu Book Store.

M.D. Friedman reports that the City of Lafayette is currently inviting poets to write poems that respond in some fashion to the art sculptures that have been set up around town. Winning poet in Adult, Teen and Children categories will win prizes of $150, $100, and $50 respectively. And they will be asked to read in front of a good-sized gathering. Please enter. The link from the city is

The winner of the Shenandoah 2013 Bevel Summers Prize for the Short Short Story is Seth Brady Tucker of Lafayette, Colo., for his narrative "Jigsaw." More info under "Awards."

Joseph Hutchison has a couple of haiku in the new anthology Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku and Haiga from Dos Gatos Press.

Jared Smith is the Poetry Editor of a new national literary quarterly coming out online. The journal is Turtle Island Quarterly, and submissions should be made through the website at The first issue will be available online as of June 1st. If you wish to submit poems for consideration, please review the guidelines and essay on what we are looking for, as well as the selections we have made for the first issue at the website anytime after June 1st through the link provided. Next reading period: Nov. 2 through Dec. 21, 2013.

Noah Eli Gordon’s poem “Summer in Winter in Summer” appeared May 31 on Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets. To sign up to receive these:

Aaron Anstett's poems recently appear or are forthcoming in, among others, Fence, Lumn, Nat. Brut, trnsfr, Upstairs at Duroc, and Zymbol. Two chapbooks are forthcoming this year: Allegorical Woodcuts from Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press and The Next Thing You Know from Kattywompus Press. In 2014 his fourth full-length collection, tentatively titled Way to Tell You, is forthcoming from Backwaters Press.

For information on Western State's 4th Annual Symposium on Poetry Criticism,July 25-28, in Gunnison, see Announcements.

David Mason had work appearing this spring in The Wall Street Journal, The Hudson Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Great River Review, The New Criterion and The Sewanee Review. This summer work will appear in Poetry, The Hudson Review and The Sewanee Review.

Wendy Videlock has a poem in the summer, 2013, issue of Rattle. Readers of that magazine will know it requests something interesting as a contributor’s note. Wendy’s goes this way: “A friend recently scolded me for never having written a manifesto. ‘Here’s my manifesto,’ I said: ’Everybody’s got their own egg to hatch.’”

 David Rothman has two new books of poetry out in spring, 2013: The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis).

Upcoming Reading News from CPC website:

June 21: Loveland

Veronica Patterson reads from her new collection, & it had rained, on Friday June 21st at ArtWorks Loveland, at 7:00 p.m., at 310 N. Railroad, the corner of 3rd and Railroad in down town Loveland. She adds “You'll have the delightful advantage of sitting within a wonderful art exhibit in the gallery space at the hub of 17 artists' studios!”

June 21: Loveland

A Summer Solstice Celebration, featuring dance, live music, and spoken word, will be held Friday, June 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the McCreery House in downtown Loveland (746 N. Washington Ave.) 970-214-8766, 970-278-1848.

June 22: Denver

Joe Hutchison will be reading from his latest book, Thread of the Real at the 8th annual Lighthouse Writers LitFest. He'll read from 1:45-2:30 p. m. in the Lighthouse Book Fair Tent, 1515 Race Street, Denver.

June 26: Lafayette

Michael Adams will be performing with guitarist Jim Sheckells at Bistro 503 in Lafayette on Wed, June 26 at 7PM. "Jim and I will play some old-time traditional Appalachian tunes together on guitar and banjo and Jim will provide music along with several of my poems. Also enjoy excellent food and drinks at the bistro."

June 29: Boulder

At Boulder's Trident Booksellers and Cafe (940 Pearl St.) on Saturday, June 29th, Bouldering Poets presents Jim Steele (poetry), Mercury Cafe Slam Team (poetry) and Whiskey Autumn (music) followed by open mic. Starts at 8 p.m. but check Facebook/Twitter for any changes. at Trident