Announcements

If you have a literary announcement to make, please contact the CPC at franklinbeth1309@gmail.com (Bob King, Colorado Poets Center)


New David Rothman Essay June 30, 2017

Our CPC poet, David Rothman, recently contributed an essay and poem to the Center for Humans and Nature's latest publication, Wildness: Relations of People and Place.

The new anthology was published by University of Chicago Press and features stories that explore the spectrum of wildness found in wilderness areas, on working landscapes, and in urban communities. The book merges culturally diverse voices to delve into the evolution of "wildness," including Margo, Gary Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Robert Michael Pyle, and Winona LaDuke.

In his essay, David takes the reader on a lyrical journey to the Massachusetts mountain slopes, where the greater wildness of which we are always already a part shapes the poetic imagination even as it raises difficult questions.


Poetry Reading and Workshop with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer June 30, 2017

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer's poetry reading is at the Loveland Public Library, Gertrude Scott Room,
on Friday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. Rosemerry’s latest book is Even Now (Lithic Press).

Rosemerry's workshop on Saturday, August 5th from 9:30 to noon is titled "Rigorous Willingness: Writing from the Unconstricted Throat.” The workshop is free, but registration is required. All are welcome. Details to follow.

Free (registration required). All are welcome. Details to follow.



CPC Poetry Advisory Group June 30, 2017

As many of you know, Robert King passed away on April 14, 2017. His wife, Beth Franklin, will maintain the Colorado Poets Center with the help of a CPC Poetry Advisory Group. The four poets on the Advisory Group are Veronica Patterson, Evan Oakley, Jack Martin, and Lisa Zimmerman. All four poets are CPC poets. A big thank you to these four poets for their help in sustaining the CPC.


Upcoming Workshops April 3, 2017

Tiny Poem Workshop
Greenhorn Valley Library Branch
4801 Cibola Drive
Colorado City, CO 81019
(719) 562-5600

Date: July 8, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm
Location : Community Room

Join poet, writer and founding editor of Middle Creek Publishing, David Martin, to learn about several small poem forms and experience a variety of prompted writing activities, to include a short walk through Greenhorn Meadows Park. Participants will end the workshop with a guided writing session and leave with their very own tiny poems.

Registration required, suggested donation $5. Please dress for the weather and bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and sack lunch.
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Tiny Poem Workshop
Rawlings Library Branch
100 E. Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004-4290
(719) 562-5600

Date: July 15, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Location : Ryals Room

Join poet, writer and founding editor of Middle Creek Publishing, David Martin, to learn about several small poem forms and experience a variety of prompted writing activities, to include a short walk to the Arkansas River. Participants will end the workshop with a guided writing session and leave with their very own tiny poems.

Registration required, suggested donation $5. Please dress for the weather and bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and sack lunch.
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Hula Hoop Writing Workshop
Greenhorn Valley Library Branch
4801 Cibola Drive
Colorado City, CO 81019
(719) 562-5600

Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Community Room

Join poet, writer and founding editor of Middle Creek Publishing, David Martin for a fun day of prompted, outdoor writing activities. Participants will use hula hoops to define their focus and direct their attention. Participants will end the workshop with a writing period to bring the day's work full circle.

Registration required, suggested donation $5. Please dress for the weather and bring a hula hoop, notebook, pencil/pen and sack lunch.

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Middle Creek Announces Submissions Opening December 13, 2016


Middle Creek Publishing & Audio has opened up its submission window for its annual contests. The Fledge Poetry Chapbook Award is open to emerging poets who as of yet have had published no more than one full-length book of poetry. The Osprey Fiction Award is open to fiction of any genre that illustrates a deep connection to environment (natural or built) or relationship. Middle Creek Publishing is also open to query letters for works of non-fiction, or full-length collections of poetry or other projects to include audio offerings.


New Lit Mag announced December 4, 2016

I recently published the first issue of Aife magazine, a hybrid lit journal/women's lifestyle magazine. We are currently looking for submissions for our next issue (Oct. release) and curious if we might find a place within Colorado Poets Center to reach out to writers/poets. Heather Mills Messner Aife Media Ltd, Publisher P.O. Box 1052 Gunnison, CO 81230 http://www.aifemedia.com (970) 596-4970


Social Justice and Poetry Award Deadline Announced December 3, 2016

Nominations now welcome at Split This Rock for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism for socially conscious poets and poetry collectives who incorporate poetry in their social justice work. Due Dec. 18. More details: https://splitthisrock.submittable.com/submit.

In order to ensure that the Freedom Plow Award truly exemplifies the values of poetic excellence and social justice, we here at Split This Rock feel it’s important that a diverse group of poets, activists, and artists from across the nation nominate individuals for the prize. We are writing to your organization to ask you to share news of the award with your networks, and thus help us ensure a vigorous competition. We hope to learn of many worthy poets and projects.

Read more about the award at Split This Rock’s website: http://www.splitthisrock.org/programs/freedom-plow-awards/



Recipients receive $3,000 and a beautifully designed award, as well as extensive attention to their work. Previous winners of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism are ELIZA GRISWOLD, who received the inaugural award in 2013, for her work collecting and introducing the folk poems of Afghan women to America; and MARK NOWAK, in 2015, for his work facilitating poetry dialogues among workers around the world.

If you would like, we invite you to nominate up to three separate poets or poetry collectives for the award; we are open to self-nominations. Nominations may be made via Submittable. If Submittable is not accessible to you, you may contact me at simone@splitthisrock.org for a Word document version of the form. The Submittable form is available at: https://splitthisrock.submittable.com/submit.


Grever book available December 3, 2016


TURNINGS: Reflections on a Conscious Life

After two decades of writing about others' life-changing events and relationships, it finally seems right to share personal stories of specific, transforming “turnings” that shaped my unusual journey as a straight spouse and beyond.

Critical episodes and adventures are interspersed with original poems that touch a gay mate’s coming out, a spouse’s addiction, a risk-filled search for identity, and an evolving spiritual awakening.

I invite you to visit my Amazon.com author's page to learn more and perhaps read a sample from the book. I would be grateful for your review and comments there. Or just let me know your thoughts.

Warm regards,
Carol Grever, Author
Blog http://www.straightspouseconnection.com
Website http://www.carolgrever.com


CAL Winners Announced July 24, 2016

The Colorado Author’s League has awarded Dan Gunther’s poem ”When the Owl Came to Gunnamatta Park” best of the year in the single poem category and Lois Beebe Hayna’s Moon-Hung Midnights as the best poetry collection.


Up Bear Creek February 29, 2016

Art Goodtimes’ blog covers Telluride and its environs, natural, poitical, and poetic.

http://upbearcreek.blogspot.com/2016/02/25feb25016-food-hub-fresh-local-food.html


Hooked on Books...Again! February 29, 2016

Jim and Mary Ciletti are looking forward to opening a second Hooked on Books store in Colorado Springs on April 1st at 10 and 12 East Bijou St. in the downtown’s core.


Colorado Writers Workshop Opens January 13, 2016

COLORADO WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
Inspiration - Guidance - Results

Do you love to write but have trouble finding the time?
Are you a burgeoning writer looking for guidance?
Are you an author looking for constructive feedback?
Are you new to writing and curious to learn more?
Do you dream of publishing but don't know where to start?

McFayden-Ketchum founded the Colorado Writers' Workshop for these reasons and more.

"While creative writing classes are great places to generate new material and share your work, they're expensive and often house too many students. Coffee shops are great gathering spaces, but it’s rare to find someone you trust to critique your work. Friends and family? We know how that goes.

"The Colorado Writers’ Workshop provides all of these services and more. Whether you are interested in generating new material, workshopping a piece hot off the press, or exploring your imagination via the written word, the Colorado Writers’ Workshop provides a collaborative, fun, and affordable space for writers of all levels to do just that.

How It Works

My primary goal as the Workshop leader is to facilitate a Workshop that helps writers find their voices, generate new material, critique and revise, and achieve their goals. We will also explore the publishing world, writing we love, and other literary pursuits.

Each Session meets for six weeks each Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 in my home in South Denver at a cost of $200 per member. You can also purchase a Drop-In for $40 if committing to a six-week Session is too much for your schedule.

The first hour of each Workshop focuses on generating new material; the second hour focuses on critique. While you don't have to bring anything for critique, you will never leave the Colorado Writers' Workshop empty handed. Be it a revised character outline, a brand new story, a sonnet, or a list of new and exciting ideas, you will leave each Workshop with something to show for your time and effort.

Who Can Join?

Any writer of any skill level, age 16 and up. Each Workshop is capped at 8 members, with a minimum of 4.

When Is The Workshop Held?

The Colorado Writers' Workshop meets each Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 PM, light refreshments provided.

REGISTER http://www.andrewmk.com/signup.html

Winter Session: February 3 - March 9.
1st Spring Session: March 16 - April 27.
2nd Spring Session: May 4 – June 8.
Drop-In: Attend any Workshop $40
Summer Sessions TBA

Where Does The Workshop Meet?

In my home in South Denver. Address provided when you register.

Cost: $200, payable via Paypal (you do not need a paypal account), refundable up to 5 business days before the Workshop start date.

Parking: Ample free street and lot parking.

Public Transit: Colorado Station is a pleasant 10-minute walk from the Workshop.

Andrew McFayden-Ketchum is an author, freelance editor, and lecturer at the University of Colorado who has been leading creative writing workshops from my home, in the classroom, and online for over a decade (click here to view my CV). Many of my students, colleagues, editing clients, and Workshop members have gone on to publish their books, join MFA and PhD programs, and publish their essays, stories, and poems in literary journals. Check out client testimonials here. See my teacher rating at ratemyprofessors.com here.

My first book of poems, Ghost Gear, was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2014 and was a Finalist for 2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the Miller Williams Prize.
My first anthology, Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days was published by Upper Rubber Boot Books in 2012. My second anthology, Warning! Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: An Anthology of Long-ish Poems will be published by Lamar Uni am an author, freelance editor, and lecturer at the University of Colorado who has been leading creative writing workshops from my home, in the classroom, and online for over a decade (click here to view my CV).

Many of my students, colleagues, editing clients, and Workshop members have gone on to publish their books, join MFA and PhD programs, and publish their essays, stories, and poems in literary journals. Check out client testimonials here. See my teacher rating at ratemyprofessors.com here.


My first book of poems, Ghost Gear, was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2014 and was a Finalist for 2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the Miller Williams Prize.
My first anthology, Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days was published by Upper Rubber Boot Books in 2012. My second anthology, Warning! Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: An Anthology of Long-ish Poems will be published by Lamar Uni
am an author, freelance editor, and lecturer at the University of Colorado who has been leading creative writing workshops from my home, in the classroom, and online for over a decade (click here to view my CV). Many of my students, colleagues, editing clients, and Workshop members have gone on to publish their books, join MFA and PhD programs, and publish their essays, stories, and poems in literary journals. Check out client testimonials here. See my teacher rating at ratemyprofessors.com here.
My first book of poems, Ghost Gear, was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2014 and was a Finalist for 2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the Miller Williams Prize.
My first anthology, Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days was published by Upper Rubber Boot Books in 2012. My second anthology, Warning! Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: An Anthology of Long-ish Poems will be published by Lamar University Literary in September, 2016. He is fpunded and editor-in-chief of PoemoftheWeek and of the Floodgate Poetry Series.




Feel free to email me at AndrewMK@AndrewMK.com with questions, or concerns .

TESTIMONIALS
"When I hired Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum to copyedit my novel, it was a wise decision. Not only was he meticulous about grammar, punctuation and the mechanics of writing, but his comments displayed an insight and appreciation of the characters and my vision of the story. When I rewrote, I took all his suggestions into account." -- Chelo Diaz-Ludden, author of The Cracked Bean, Mateo's Map, and Mandela's Reach

"My novel would never have been completed if it had not been for Andrew. His encouragement and support never wavered during those times I was stuck on a character’s development or a plot twist. He never tired of reading each draft word for word, offering suggestions and pointing out areas that needed improvement. I would recommend Andrew McFayden-Ketchum as a writing coach, editor, and mentor to anyone who is serious about creating a piece of publishable work. Before I met Andrew, I thought I couldn't write. With his help, now I know can." -- Joan Thomas, novelist

"Andrew is a GREAT Writing Coach. His skillset ranges from nonfiction to fiction to poetry to...whatever you need! He understands mechanics as well as popular, current styles of writing, and how to get it published. His knowledge and knowhow have matured my writing, and his recommendations for reading and research are spot on. As an aspiring author, I want to learn as much as I can without being told what to do. Andrew reins me in when I need it without forgetting my work is mine, not his. This push-and-pull approach allows me to improve as a writer without losing my voice or changing my beliefs. I’ve worked with Andrew for over two years. I know he puts as much thought into his editing and coaching as he does his own writing. I wouldn’t be the writer I am without him." --Kenneth Northington, student and retired military
"Andrew is a true professional and a breeze to work with. He has an expert editorial eye, meets deadlines, communicates clearly with authors, editors, and publishers, and is as practically minded as he is creative. He took Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days from drawing board to eBook/paperback and helped elevate my publishing company to the next level. Our latest project, The Floodgate Poetry Series: Three Chapbooks by Three Poets in a Single Volume, promises to further elevate Upper Rubber Boot Books. Whether you are writing your first novel or prepping a manuscript for publication, I highly recommend him." -- Joanne Merriam, owner Upper Rubber Boot Books

"I began working with Andrew in September 2013 on my book, Sun God Sacred Secrets: The Archaeology, Art & Science of Ancient World Religions, when I needed to replace my existing editor. Andrew is client-focused, service-drive, and affordable. He always met our deadlines and brought a level of energy to my first book that was a great boost to my confidence as a burgeoning writer. I found Andrew to be very quick, responsive and incisive in his editorial approach and very enjoyable and surprisingly easy to work with, even when his commentary meant I had a lot of rewriting to do! I greatly enjoy Andrew's entrepreneurial approach as well as his teaching skills; no doubt, his editorial advice took my book to the next level. I have already asked Andrew if he would work with me in the near future. Whatever happens do not skimp on the editorial process. Work with Andrew and you won´t be disappointed!" -- Carlton Brown, author of Sun God Sacred Secrets: The Archaeology, Art & Science of Ancient World Religions


New Book by Mariluyn Krysl January 7, 2016

Marilyn Krysl’s new book of essays on poetry is called Yes,There will Be Singing (Univ. of Michigan in their annual series called Poets On Poetry edited by Marilyn Hacker and Kazim Ali. The book will be on sale at AWP.



Gioia Named California Poet Laureate December 5, 2015

David Mason let us know that California governor Jerry Brown has named Dana Gioia for a two-year stint as the state’s poet laureate.


Colorado Poet Awarded Kafka Residency Prize November 11, 2015

New CPC poet John Casquarelli has been awarded the Kafka Residency Prize by Shalom Neuman and will leave for Prague in June.


Kleeman Wins Blue Mesa Prize October 21, 2015

Lary Kleeman’s poem, "geometries of indifference," won first place in poetry for the 2015 Blue Mesa Summer Writing Contest. It will be published online in issue #32. The prize also includes a $500 award.

Julie Carr judged the poetry and wrote: “Lary Kleeman’s sonnet sequence, “Geometries of Indifference” reminds me of the work of A.R. Ammons: at once ornate and colloquial, formal and playful. The poem meanders easily between the present, the remembered and the imagined, keeping the reader off-kilter but returning her again and again to the stability of the real thing – melon, turtle dove, body, sage, and pine: language is sensation and the senses speak a language Kleeman knows how to read. Complex, rich, and delightful.”


New Publishing Venture for Colorado October 16, 2015

Middle Creek Publishing and Audio (MCP&A) has created a new imprint, ECOCO Books, which will focus solely on books about or based in Colorado by Colorado authors. Fiction & Non-Fiction, Poetry, Field Guides . . . very open. Seeking works with emphasis on ecology & culture of this great western state.
For more information follow the link below:
http://www.middlecreekpublishing.com/#!ecoco-books/nww0x


Beachy-Quick Guggenheim Scholar July 21, 2015

Associate Professor of Creative Writing at CSU Dan Beachy-Quick has been named a fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Beachy-Quick was one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists selected to receive a 2015 Guggenheim fellowship and one of 10 recipients in the organization’s poetry category, (there were more than 3,100 applicants). He is the first CSU professor from the humanities to win the prestigious award and only the fourth professor from the university. The award will enable Beachy-Quick, who also is a CSU Monfort professor (he was the first humanities professor to be awarded that title) to spend the next year writing. Read more here:
http://source.colostate.edu/csu-creative-writing-professor-wins-guggenheim-fellowship/


Herrera Appoined Poet Laureate June 11, 2015

Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed the first Latino U. S. Poet Laureate.
Photo and info at:
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-poet-laureate-herrera-20150610-story.html

Other sources:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/1st-latino-poet-laureate-juan-felipe-herrera-migrant-workers-son-n372816

http://fusion.net/story/148238/juan-felipe-herrera-is-the-nations-first-latino-poet-laureate/

AND the Facebook pages for Academy of American Poets.


Man Booker Prize Winner May 21, 2015

László Krasznahorkai, the Hungarian writer known for his dense and challenging novels and extremely long sentences, has been named the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.
More info at:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0c890a12-fe37-11e4-8efb-00144feabdc0.html


New Book from Juan Morales May 20, 2015

A chance to pre-order Juan Morales’ new book The Siren World (and read two poems) at Lithic Press:
http://lithicpress.com/index.php/our-catalog/46-the-siren-world


Trommer named Western Slope Poet Laureate May 19, 2015


TELLURIDE – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville was named the third Poet Laureate of the Western Slope during the Talking Gourds Poetry Performances Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Ah Haa School of the Arts during the Second Telluride Literary Arts Festival (LitFest).



Emeritus Laureate Aaron Abeyta made the announcement after he read several of his own poems to great applause, the crowd calling for more. He spoke warmly of Rosemerry as one of the region’s best poets. Abeyta himself has won a Before Columbus Award, a Colorado Book Award, and is a highly respected English teacher at Adams State University in Alamosa, as well as mayor of his San Luis Valley hometown, Antonito.



“The Western Slope has such a rich, talented, diverse, generous poetry community,” said Trommer in accepting the title. “I’m so grateful to be a part of this landscape of poets. I’ve always felt so supported, and I look forward to continuing that tradition."



Trommer served two terms as San Miguel County Poet Laureate. She’s maintained a poem-a-day practice for almost a decade, sharing her work with students and friends on the Internet. At this year’s LitFest she catalyzed a Poetry Burlesque performance with several other women; premiered a poem video short with a local filmmaker, Suzan Beraza; premiered a neo-classical vocal composition she’d written and Robert McCauley had set to music (performed by an amazing vocalist and musicians at Arroyo’s Wine Bar and Gallery); and led a writing workshop titled “Walking in Two Worlds at Once” at the Wilkinson Library.



"I love what happens when people read, write, listen to and share poems with each other -- you can almost see the doors of the mind and heart swing open,” Trommer explained. “And I’m really excited about collaborative projects that combine poetry with art, music, dance, theater or video. I’ve already started to imagine projects I might coordinate to encourage more people to participate in their own poetic endeavors.”



LitFest is a collaboration among the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds program, the Wilkinson Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride Arts and Arroyo’s Telluride. Talking Gourds is indebted to grants from Audrey Marnoy and San Miguel County Poet Laureate Peter Waldor for seeding this year’s poetry program. For more info, visit


Poetry Archive Announced April 20, 2015

For NaPoMo, Library of Congress features 75 years of readings in its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature:
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/library-of-congress-launches-new-online-poetry-archive.html


David Mason's Children's Book March 30, 2015


David Mason's new children's book, "Davey McGravy," is filled with wonder, love, and tragedy. See more at:

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/new-childrens-book-former-colorado-poet-laureate


A Colorado on-line bookstore February 22, 2015

View Conundrum Press’s new cozy warm bookstore:
http://conundrum-press.com/we-have-a-brand-new-bookstore/


Call for poems: Mountain Gazette January 5, 2015

Michael Henry is the new editor of Mountain Gazette and wants to publish “engaging smart poems.” Poems, Henry says “are journeys of discovery. It may be the land you already know. It may be a completely foreign landscape. It may be a trip into the mundane, into dream, into memory. Or into the mountains. Indeed, when in doubt, go higher. And deeper.”

If you’re interested in submitting, please send 3 to 5 poems via Submittable at: https://lighthousewriters.submittable.com/submit/31254.

Submitted poems must have titles. And please, no poems longer than two or three pages, single-spaced. If you like, feel free to include a short, two or three sentence bio with your submission. Poems must be previously unpublished. Rights revert back to writer upon publication.


Laureate Hutchison Moves Blog January 4, 2015



Colorado Poet Laureate Joe Hutchison writes: “I'll only importune you all once on this subject. After 8 years of blogging on blogspot.com, I've moved The Perpetual Bird to Wordpress so that I could integrate it with my redesigned Web site, and I wanted to invite you all to subscribe to it. It's free, of course! Just go to my site (http://www.jhwriter.com), scroll to the middle section of the page, and sign up.”


Hutchison Interview on TweetSpeak November 23, 2014

Joseph Hutchison, Colorado’s new Laureate, is featured in a 3-part interview with Maureen Dioallas on “TweetSpeak: the best in poetry and poetic things.”

“Why I Teach Poetry”
http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2014/10/29/why-teach-poetry-interview-colorado-poet-laureate-joseph-hutchison/

“Let Go of What You Mean to Say”
http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2014/11/05/interview-with-colorado-poet-laureate-joseph-hutchison-part-2/

“Everyone Has Imagination”
http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2014/11/12/interview-colorado-poet-laureate-joseph-hutchison-part-3/




Conundrum Press Announces Tri-annual The Conundrum November 5, 2014

Conundrum Press says: “To kick off our next phase of building the press—expanding our area of influence and building direct-to-reader sales—we are pleased to announce the first issue of [The Conundrum—a free, tri-annual sampler of the phenomenal literature we publish. The Conundrum is meant to be shared freely and proudly. It is our gift to you! Read it online. Download it to your favorite reading device. Share it. Talk about it. Love it. We'll make more."

http://issuu.com/conundrumpress/docs/conundrumreader_vol1_interactive_pa/1



8th Colorado Poet Laureate Announced September 9, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Gov Hickenlooper named Joe Hutchison of Indian Hills as the new Colorado poet laureate. See more information on Joe at his pages on ColoradoPoetsCenter.org.
Read an interview on one of his latest books, Marked Men at http://www.coloradopoetscenter.org/eWords/issue26/hutchison.html


Irwin's 7th Book Out August 9, 2014


Sample poem and ordering information for Mark Irwin’s 7th book, Large White House Speaking (New Issues, Western Michigan University, 2013)
at http://wmich.edu/newissues/titles/irwin-largewhitehousespeaking.html

Interview of Irwin by Susan Bell on Large White House Speaking and a sample poem at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1569/the-metaphysical-house


Index to Interviews Now Available June 26, 2014

NEW on the CPC homepage: click on “Interviews” and get an index of interviews with poets’ names (From Mike Adams to Jake York) and a clickable link to the page of The Colorado Poet where they first appeared.


CPC on Facebook April 7, 2014

The Colorado Poets Center is now on Facebook. Find us and 'like' us, if you can.


Rocky Mountain Poetry Series Planned January 21, 2014

Heard about the Rocky Mountain Poetry Series that Caleb at Conundrum Press if fomenting? It’s a subscription series and the hope is to reach a goal of 300 by May this year. David Rothman has already gotten started on the series which will include anthologies of Colorado and Wyoming poets and two new collections by Bruce Berger. Visit the site to find out more. https://rally.org/rockymountainpoetryseries#post_fahEtnUKZQa


Colorado Poets Center Now on Facebook September 28, 2013

As of summer, 2013, the Colorado Poets Center has a Facebook page. Visit it and "like" us, as they say. The same content is posted there as on this site (Awards and Writing News) but a bit more quickly. Become a friend!


Abeyta New Western Slope Laureate April 3, 2013

Aaron Abeyta received the Western Slope laureateship at the recent Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival in Carbondale. Abeyta is an award-winning poet and professor at Adams State College in Alamosa and the author of Colcha, (Univ. Press of Colorado, 2001) and as orion falls (Ghost Road Press, 2005).


Now Accepting Submissions: Fruita Pulp February 18, 2013

Fruita Pulp (http://www.fruitapulp.com) has recently emerged as an on-line publication to act as a cultural guide to Fruita, Colorado, and the Grand Valley. The editor, Kyle Harvey hopes it will serve as a literary journal on the Western Slope and is soliciting submissions of “poetry, short friction, etc.”

They are also interested in pieces about Fruita, Colorado, Mountains, Culture (Art, Music, Photography, Food, Drink, etc), Outdoors, Mountain Biking, Paleontology, Geology and Astronomy.

Please send all submissions via email at fruitapulp@gmail.com.
Submissions should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc, .docx, etc) or in Simple Text form. Please include byline as well as any bio information and links to relevant materials.


Talking Gourds Poetry Club January 28, 2013

Talking Gourds Poetry Club is a collaboration among local poets, the Wilkinson Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, and Arroyo’s. Members meet monthly, first Tuesdays, in the evening, at Arroyo’s Fine Art Gallery & Wine Bar at 220 E. Colorado Ave. in Telluride. 970.239.2006


Rocky Mountain Poetry Series December 5, 2012

Conundrum Press is launching the Rocky Mountain Poetry Series by subscription. Subscribers receive 3 new poetry collections along with a discount code for books published by Conundrum, Burnside Books, and Samizdat Create. They need 300 subscribers (the categories are $50, $75, $90 and $140). Donate at: https://rally.org/rockymountainpoetryseries/donate


Denver's Lighthouse Writers Workshop September 26, 2012

In case you don’t know about the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, here is their statement with website at the end.

"Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent creative writing center in Denver, Colorado, founded and operated by working writers and university-level teachers of writing. Since 1997, Lighthouse has enabled writers to explore their craft in a supportive yet challenging environment. "Our faculty are among the best and brightest writers in Colorado and beyond, and have won many prestigious awards, including Stegner Fellowships, the Rome Prize, Pushcart Prize, and the Colorado Book Award. "Among our members, many have published and received awards too--but that's not the only goal of Lighthouse. We care about the written word, the beauty and energy in telling stories, but mostly we believe in the transformative power of writing, which is an integral part of our mission. "Lighthouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that complies with all federal rules and regulations in providing equal access and opportunities in both learning and employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, physical disability, sexual orientation, race, or religion."

Check their website for faculty, workshop schedule, and more:
https://lighthousewriters.org/


Innisfree Bookstore on Facebook November 5, 2011

Find poems, news, and links to poetry articles at Boulder’s Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Innisfree-Poetry-Bookstore-Cafe/152102094837613


March 30, 2011