The Colorado Poet, Issue #40, Summer 2024


Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Collaboration with Naropa

2024 Boulder Bookstore Readings

Veronica Patterson is reading July 16 at the Boulder Bookstore at 6:30.

Photos of CPC Poets Reading at the Boulder Bookstore

Nicky Beer
Judyth Hill
Art Goodtimes
David Rothman

New CPC Poets

Celebrating Our Events

Robert W. King Poetry Award Winners Greeley West High School

April 15, 2024

41 students taught by 10 different teachers submitted poems to the Robert W. King Poetry Awards Competition.  If you would be willing to serve as a judge for this competition next year, please contact Beth Franklin at

First Place, April 15, 2024

  • Hiwie Garcia, “Your Favorite Color is Red,” Mr. Flores, Greeley West
  • Leah Norton, “Temporary,” Mr. Shaha, Greeley West
  • Karen Vicente Vicente, “El Arte de Mi Identidad/The Art of My Identity,” Mr. Shaha, Greeley West

Second Place, April 15, 2024

  • Emily Cortina, “Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,”  Ms. Armstrong, Greeley West
  • Emma Erickson, “You Are The Stars,” Ms. Kredo, Greeley West
  • Joanna Galindo, “The Canvas Awaits,” Mr. Shaha, Greeley West
  • Itzel Lozoya, “Bright Light,” Mr. Lothspeich, Greeley West
  • Angel Marquez, “Disgust,” Mr. Shaha, Greeley West
  • Jarran Molina, “E.Y.S.,”  Ms. Armstrong, Greeley West
  • Muhammed Mohamed Nasim, “Flickering Light,” Mr. Lothspeich, Greeley West
  • Luis Isaac Vicente Ordonez, “Wisdom Tells of Its Life In Its Beginning and Its End,” Mr. Flores, Greeley West
  • Dominic Salazar, “Puzzles,” Mr. Lothspeich, Greeley West
  • Leah Sanchez, “What Should I Expect,”  Ms. Armstrong, Greeley West
  • Quinn Wilson, “I Am A Student,”  Ms. Kredo, Greeley West


Casa de Paz Fundraiser with Romero Theater Troupe on May 9th

Thank you, Uche Ogbuji, for reciting poetry at the Casa de Paz Fundraiser.

Thank you to everyone who joineed us last month for the Romero Theatre Troupe's Voices From Casa. A special thanks to Beth Franklin from The Colorado Poet's Center and Professor Jim Walsh from the Romero Theatre Troupe for making this night happen! Additionally, thank you to all the members of the Romero Theatre Troupe for participating! That nigh, our supporters donated over $400 for Casa! Thank you!


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