The Colorado Poet, Issue #38, Winter 2023

Holly Jolly Verses: Holiday Poetry Reading and Open Mic at the R Gallery and Wine Bar in Boulder

Friday December 28, 2023, 6 pm

With CPC poets David Jilk, M.D. Friedman, Valerie Szarek, Cristina Bejan, Lynn Kincannon, Maria Surricchio, Uche Ogbuji and others...

Boulder Bookstore Readings

Third Tuesday of the Month at 6:30

  • January 16 2024 Nancy Viera and Meca’Ayo
  • February 20 2024 David M. Perkins
  • March 19  2024 Art Goodtimes and Judyth Hill
  • April 16 2024 Stanley Zumbiel (Sacramento Poetry Center)
  • May 21 2024 Nicky Beer
  • June 18 2024 Veronica Patterson
  • July 16 2024 David Rothman
  • August 20 2024 Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang

New Poets

Colorado Language Arts Society Presentation

Beth Franklin and Kathryn Winograd gave a presentation on teaching poetry with the Colorado Poets Center at the Colorado Language Arts Society Conference in Denver on October 14, 2023. Their powerpoint is linked here.

Upcoming Events

1. World Eats Poetry Slam at Front Range Community College @ Boulder County Community College in Longmont on April 3, 2024 from 11:30-1:30. We are looking for community college poets to read at this event.

2. Denver's Romero Theater Troupe in collaboration with the CPC will raise funds for Casa de Paz on April 13, 2024, 6:30 pm, UNC Urban Education Program Auditorium. Uche Ogbuji will open and close the performance.

3. Zoom Poetry Reading with Kathryn Winograd and another poet (TBD): Writing in the Ekphrastic:  Poetry and Prose and the Visual Image on April 4, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Contact Colorado Poets Center

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Board Members
Beth Franklin, President/Secretary
Lawrence King, Treasurer
Aaron Abeyta
Uche Ogbuji
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Newsletter Poet Interviews:  Kathryn Winograd
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