Writing News

Note: Individual poet’s recent publications may be announced here. Some citations are those I happen to run across in my own subscriptions. Please let us know about your publications and we'll post them here for a time. (Bob King, Colorado Poets Center)

Wendy Videlock October 26, 2017

Wendy Videlock has published a poem, "Deconstruction," in Best American Poetry 2017.

William Notter publishes poems October 15, 2017

William Notter has had three poems published in About Place, available at this link: Ahttp://aboutplacejournal.org/issues/political-landscapes/landscapes/william-notter/


January 19, 2017

Beth Paulson’s poetry collection, Immensity, has just been published by Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press and she’s very pleased with what reviewers have said so far.

You can read more about Immensity (and order copies, too) on her website, http://www.wordcatcher.org

January 19, 2017

Daniel Klawitter’s book of poems “for children and very immature adults”, Put on Your Silly Pants, has just appeared from DaffyDowndlly Press.

August 30, 2016

Nicky Beer’s The Octopus Game (Carnegie Mellon) has won the 2016 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. The finalists included Dan Beachy-Quick, Stephanie Ford, and Martin McGovern.

May 16, 2016

Personal Medical News:
Bob King is out of the hospital, the tumor removal termed successful, no cancer left right now. Or "Right now left."
Danny Rosen's Lithic Press in Fruita has just come out with his chapbook, "In the Empty Mountains." So Bob's not staggering around outside his snowy cabin, bumping into Lodgepole pines.

I have been reading your book IN THE EMPTY MOUNTAINS from Lithic Press, and am in awe of it. Your vision is complex and at times painful, but is magnificent and filled with that light that comes from beyond the darkness. It is a magnificent book. Thank you for writing it.
--Jared Smith

omygosh, robert. what a wonderful chapbook. the title poem is dazzling. may we all stand inside that fullness. and the whole collection is superb. I'm in awe!
--Art Goodtimes

April 24, 2016

Joe Hutchison celebrates Aaron Anstett for April's National Poetry month. Read two poems at:


March 31, 2016

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.”

March 31, 2016

Daniel Klawitter shares good news about one of the poems from his new book, A Poet Playing Doctor. His "Lunch at Corafaye's" was one of 11 poems chosen out of 150 submissions to be paired with a photographer and shown on display at the Norton Center in Kentucky from early summer through December 2016. Congratulations, Dan!

February 29, 2016

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


February 27, 2016

How could we not have noticed Jane Hilberry’s three poems (she has a book coming out in RApril) in the current (Winter 2016) issue of The Hudson Review which also contains an essay by David Mason? Jane promises a book is forthcoming as well.

January 31, 2016

RWT continues!
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s poem, “Into the Dark Again,” is up at:

And her “Crossing the Divide” is at New Verse News (presenting politically progressive poetry on current events):

January 31, 2016

Rita Brady Kiefer, a former professor at Univ. of Northern Colorado and a poet and playwright, has just joined Women Write the Rockies. Read about her at: https://womenwritetherockiesblog.wordpress.com/writers-3/rita-brady-kiefer/

January 31, 2016

“January, 2016: “One Day Relent”, Wendy Videlock in the New Criterion.

January 25, 2016

News, poems, reviews, opinions on Art Goodtimes new blog “Up Bear
Creek". First issue:

January 25, 2016

Read Wendy Videlocks’ 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize Finalist “Of You” at: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/of-you-by-wendy-videlock/
AND links to three others of hers.

“I know nothing about poetry,” she writes, “except that it is good medicine for what assails us, gives meaning to what shadows us, and adds weight to what assails us. I am glad it is persistent.”

January 24, 2016

Eleanor Swanson's poem "Sketch" was just published in the Chiron Review, issue #102, Winter 2015.

January 18, 2016

READ Karen Glenn’s “Night Fishing” (orig. in Poetry Northwest; now heard of poets.

January 13, 2016

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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 .

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January 8, 2016

Wendy Videlock admits she’s ‘shameless’ as she posts access to her recent light-verse “Says the Yogi from Pamona.”


January 8, 2016

Congratulations to Daniel Klawitter who is happy to announce to CPC that his debut full-length collection, "A Poet Playing Doctor", has been published by White Violet Press: http://www.amazon.com/Poet-Playing-Doctor-Daniel-Klawitter/dp/0692

January 8, 2016

Go to: http://poems.com/poem.php?date=16799 for Colorado poet Peter Waldor’s poem “Old Light” in Poetry Daily.

Peter is the author of four collections of poetry, including Who Touches Everything (Settlement House, 2013) which received the National Jewish Book Award in Poetry, Door to a Noisy Room (Alice James Books), and The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing (Pinyon Publishing). His book-length poem Leg Paint appeared in the on-line magazine Mudlark. The Poet Laureate of San Miguel County, Colorado, Waldor works in the insurance business and lives in northern New Jersey and Telluride, Colorado.

January 8, 2016

New edition of Art Goodtimes’ blog: http://upbearcreek.blogspot.com/?zx=f42e8c3e02873271
Racism, David Glynn's Wild Horse novel, Velociters, Seminary, Secrets, Science & a poem by Rio Coyotl

January 8, 2016

Bill Tremblay is thankful he got clued in to “the Page” for writing across the English-speaking world: http://thepagename.blogspot.com/

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.

January 1, 2016

CPC poets David Keplinger and Andrew McFayden Ketchum, along with Colorado poet Matthew Huff have poems in the latest Pilgrimage: Story. Spirit, Witness, Place in the special emphasis “Flights and Beginnings”. Submissions considered year-round; next theme is open. $22 for a year of 3 issues. http://www.http://pilgrimagemagazinesubmittable.com or hard copy. Requirements and suggestions on the website.

December 30, 2015

A look into laureate Joe Hutchison’s daily reading, eep. Michaelian.

December 29, 2015

Rosenerry Trommer’s “Divining,” winner of the Nov. Rattle ekphrastic challenge may be read here:

December 25, 2015

CPC poets David Keplinger and Andrew McFayden Ketchum, along with Colorado poet Matthew Huff have poems in the latest Pilgrimage: Story. Spriit, Witness, Place in the special emphasis, “Flights and Beginnings”. Submissions considered year-round; next theme is open. $22 for a year of 3 issues. http://www.http://pilgrimagemagazinesubmittable.com or hard copy. Requirements and suggestions on the website.

December 20, 2015

Kyle Harvey’s poem “Hyacinth” is featured this week (Wed to Wed.) on “Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope.” http://sjindependent.org/heard-of-poets

December 6, 2015

Lary Kleeman’s poem, geometries of indifference, at the online journal, Blue Mesa Review.


December 5, 2015

Read Mark Todd’s “Tongues, Teeth, Knuckles,” this week’s Poem of the Week at Heard of Poets at http://sjindependent.org/heard-of-poets.

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.

November 24, 2015

Read Bob King’s poem “What Lasts” in the latest Kentucky Review:

November 24, 2015

From “Heard of Poets” (Western Slope) comes Alya Howes” “Untitled.” Read it at: http://sjindependent.org/heard-of-poets

November 18, 2015

Rita Brady Kiefer, a former professor at Univ. of Northern Colorado and a poet and playwright, has just joined Women Write the Rockies. Read about her at: https://womenwritetherockiesblog.wordpress.com/writers-3/rita-brady-kiefer/

November 9, 2015

Eleanor Swanson offers “A Door Opens: Writing the Persona Poem” on Women Write the Rockies.


November 6, 2015

Phillip Lopate reads in Denver at Regis Nov. 12. See "Readings" for info and reservations.

November 6, 2015

Aspen resident Bruce Berger has a poem “Atrophy Homes” on Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope. Read it at http://sjindependent.org/heard-of-poets

November 6, 2015

David Mason has a review of two volumes of The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, the prose, in the autumn issue of The Hudson Review. Not free on-line.

David and his wife, Cally Conan-Davies, also have poems in the November issue of Quadrant, as does Colorado poet Dan Guenther

October 29, 2015

Read Kierstin Bridger’s poem “Care-Taking” from the San Juan Independent, (originally in Pilgrimage) here:

October 24, 2015

Read Lithic Press publisher Danny Rosen’s “The Stage Coach” posted this week (a new poem every Wednesday) at Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope.

October 24, 2015

Vicki Mandell-King discusses Ghost Gear, by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchumn (a ColoradoPoetsCenter.org poet):

October 23, 2015

Megan Freeman and Jared Smith have poems in the latest Turtle Island Quarterly. Read them at:

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.”

October 19, 2015

Researching some ‘old-timey’ Colorado poets, Bob King found this website preserved. It includes contemporaries as well such as Tom Sterner-Howe, Marvin Hass, Chris Ransick, Steven D. Schroeder, Reg Saner, Bill Tremblay, Art Goodtimes, Tony Moffeit, Mary Crow and, no doubt, others.


October 17, 2015

A Poet Playing Doctor
Poems by Daniel Klawitter
From White Violet Press/Kelsay Books

Link to purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Poet-Playing-Doctor-Daniel-Klawitter/dp/0692529241/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443107967&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Poet+Playing+Doctor

Daniel Klawitter is a poet capable of great sweetness and formal grace, a poet who can imagine that “We are little dramas encased in flesh -- // As we discover the heart of silence,” but do not be deceived. Klawitter is also a poet of sly humor, who imagines communists responding to Marx’s comments about modest loving that “In the midst of class struggle / there’s always time to snuggle.” But again – do not be deceived. At the root, Klawitter is a passionate poet who loves life deeply but also embraces his own complicated faith. This passion bursts through again and again, in cries of grief – “O god, my grief is a child / I hold as a thief / might hold his last night / of freedom…” and in sympathy for the sufferings of others, where “You might see every wound / in the world as your own.” He also directly faces that sympathy's political realities, from suburban greed and anomie to misguided immigration policies to industrial accidents. A passionate and loving anti-fundamentalist, he can in one breath say “God, I hope the end / of the world is nigh / for these miniscule men / and their unconscious / self-hatreds,” and then in the next tell us, following William Sloane Coffin Jr., that “religion is a crutch, / but what makes you think / you don’t limp?” We are fortunate to have among us such a rich poet, who quarrels so meaningfully with himself, illuminating thereby our struggles as well as his own.---David J. Rothman, author of The Book of Catapults and Part of the Darkness.

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:

October 15, 2015

Barbara Sorensen just found out she’s a finalist in the Tethered By Letters poetry contest and her poem will be published in their next edition of F(r)iction

October 12, 2015

Kathryn Winograd is “In the Spotlight” on AWP‘s site.
Interview topics include her best writing advice, whether writing can be taught, and books young writers should read. See it at: http://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/spotlight_view/kathryn_winograd

October 11, 2015

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s poem “Last Lunch Menu” has just appeared on TheNewVerseNews. Read it at: http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2015/10/last-lunch-menu.html

October 2, 2015

Let the Pieces Fall Where They May w/ Lidia Yuknavich
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 to 6:30 PM
Followed by a free reception, reading, and Q&A, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, RSVP to info@lighthousewriters.org to attend
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street, Denver

September 28, 2015

Three prose poems, “The Bat Man,” “The Shattered Sonata” and “Watch Repair” by Laureate Joseph Hutchison appear in Juxtaprose Magazine. Read them here: http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/three-poems-by-joseph-hutchison

September 24, 2015

Lorrie Wolfe sent out the call for submissions from [/]Rattle magazine. Too many things going on to include here but there’s a chapbook prize, topical and open category poems, along with weekly submissions of poems related to the week’s news events – winners are published weekly on line – as well as monthly ekphrastic entries.

For more info on all of this, try http://www.rattle.com

September 16, 2015

Vicki Mandell-King’s poem, “Cosmology of the Body,” has appeared in Slipstream. Read it at her blog:

September 14, 2015

Kathryn Winograd’s essay, “On the Lyric Impulse: Blizzards, Bricks, and the Glaciology of Purpura,”is featured on the blog of Michael Steinberg’s (he founded Fourth Genre)and may be read at:

September 11, 2015

Read four David Mason poems--“Security Light,” “Frangipani,” “The Great Changer,” and “Epigram”--in the San Diego Reader on-line at:

September 11, 2015

In support of writers who want to submit poems to the 2016 edition of Poetry While You Wait, (and all other poets) Jim Ciletti, 2010-12 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, is offering 2 free poetry writing workshops open to all ages at Hooked Books, 3918 Maizeland at Academy (free parking).
• Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-8 PM: The first workshop will be on getting the words down and first drafts
• Tuesday, October 6, 6:30-8 PM: The second workshop is on rewriting and how to get your poems in final form for submission
To reserve your place in one or both of the workshops, please call Jim Ciletti at 634-2367, or email Jim at jimciletti@comcast.net

September 11, 2015

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum’s poem “A Brief History of the Living World” appeared in Issue 57 of Potomac Review.

September 11, 2015

Are you a poet living in Teller or El Paso County? Suybmissions now open for Poetry While You Wait. See "Announcements" for more info. Nov. 1st deadline.

September 9, 2015

Aaron Anstett has work in the latest issue (#19) of Eleven Eleven.

Wendy Videlock has work in the 2015 issue of Best American Poetry ed. Sherman Alexie.

September 7, 2015

Robert King’s “Embedding the Cancer Port”, originally published in Nimrod, is featured on TedKooser’s American Life in Poetry:


August 30, 2015

Columbine Poets Fest
When: Sat., Sept. 12, 10:30 A.M.---5 P.M.
Where: Community College of Aurora, Rotunda Room 16000 E. Centretech Pkwy.
Featured Poet: Pattiann Rogers, giving a workshop and a reading
Cost: $25 for non-members of Columbine Poets; $20 for members; $5 for lunch for everyone
Closing with an open reading

For more info: Anitajg5@aol.com

August 17, 2015

Read Vicki Mandell-King’s poem, “Making Safe to Tell,” published by Wild Violet at the magazine’s website:

August 12, 2015

Kathleen Willard received a Colorado Creative Industries Career Advancement Grant to underwrite her stay at Vermont Studio Center. At Vermont Studio Center, she wrote a short screenplay based on her poems, Severe Storm Warming commissioned by Ross Chaney, Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Native Film Producing Fellow. The film documents the loss of innocence of a young Osage boy, and how he survived life on the reservation because of the lessons learned from his family members and his tribe.
She also was chosen by CSArt Colorado to have three of her poems “Sagebrush & Mica”, “Granite & Aspen”, and “Cirque & Clouds” published as a series of letterpress broadsides. The broadsides are being designed and printed by Wolverine Farm Publishing of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.
CSArt Shareholders subscribe each season to receive 10 works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events twice a year where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists.

August 11, 2015

Saturday, Aug. 15, is the date for the Grand Opening of the Lithic Bookstore and Gallery in Fruita (138 S. Park Square, #202).

August 5, 2015

Read Vicky Mandell-King’s poem, “Urban Wild,” from new issue of Snowy Egret on her website:

August 2, 2015

Read Aaron Anstett’s poem “Limits” and accompanying art work as a broadside at http://www.broadsidedpress.org/bsides/2015/127-Limits.pdf

July 27, 2015

Congratulations to Kathy Conde, whose short story, “The Generous Universe,” appeared in the recent issue of Crab Orchard Review.

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:

July 16, 2015

The Bouldering Poets next show is official: FRIDAY JULY 24TH at 7PM. Thanks to the hospitality of Max Taylor (aka Toast) we are going to be at a new location, The Secret Garden (address: 4715 Broadway). Features this month are: Valerie A Szarek, Sarah Schantz, Adam Sajak/ AA$, and of course ALL OF YOU on the open mic.

July 7, 2015

Eleanor Swanson’s poem “To Hunt Is To Kill” is newly featured at versewrights.com. Look for Colorado poets M. D. Friedman, Daniel Klawitter and Robert King (on alphabetized Poet Index) as well.

July 2, 2015

A poem from Wendy Videlock's Slingshots and Love Plums, (Able Muse Press, 2015) is featured today at Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry at http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/columns/536.html

June 26, 2015

Four of Eleanor Swanson’s poems appear in the just released Spring 2015, Volume 22, Issue 2 of the journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (Oxford University Press).

June 11, 2015

See "Announcements" for info on new U. S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrara.

June 3, 2015

Two poems by Lisa Zimmerman appear in Cave Wall (#13, Winter, 2014, but it's just come out), a villanelle and "When I Say I Don't Want the Power to Go Out Again I Mean Light All the Candles in My Heart at Once."

May 27, 2015

Here and there:
A handful of new poems by Wendy Videlock appear in the current issue of The Hopkins Review. Kyle Harvey’s new chapbook, Farewell Materials, is available as a free PDF at the Lithic Press website. Bob King has a poem in the new Nimrod.

May 26, 2015

KRFC Radio’s Poetry Show has changed. The new show is called “Between the Pages and will be hosted by Rich Keller on the first and third Sundays of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.

The format will include readers, writer interviews, interspersed with music.
Tune in to 88.9 FM if you are local to Fort Collins-Loveland, or you can listen from anywhere on your computer, streaming at FRFCFM.org.

If you would like to be a guest on the show, contact Rick Keller at Rich@northerncoloradowriters.com

May 20, 2015

Read about this spring’s Seattle opera premiere of After Life, with music by Tom Cipullo and libretto by David Mason (“potent and searingly eloquent”) at:

May 20, 2015

A chance to pre-order Juan Morales’ new book The Siren World (and read two poems) at Lithic Press:

May 19, 2015

Trommer named Western Slope Poet Laureate

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

May 10, 2015

New Pilgrimage (Vol. 38, no. 3) is out following the theme of “Sleep.” Many contributors including CPC poets Kyle Harvey and Aaron Anstett. Subscribe online at pilgrimagepress.org/subscription. Check the convenient website for guidelines, calls, etc.
Theme for Fall, “Beginnings.” For Winter , “Fear”.

May 8, 2015

David Feela’s poem, “What the Trees Remember.” may be read at:

May 8, 2015

“Ancient Myths and Legends: A Presentation and Poetry Reading”
Thursday, May 21, 6-8 p.m. at Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St, Downtown Grand Junction. with award-winning poets Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Uche Ogbuji, and Wendy Videlock. ($5 donation requested at the door). Musical Guest: Palas Music

May 7, 2015

Kyle Harvey announces Issue 9 (May/June) of Fruita Pulp
Read it here: http://www.fruitapulp.com/2015/05/05/fruita-pulp-issue-9-mayjune/

Featuring Sarah Bartlett, Caroline Cabrera, Jason Bradford, Emily O'Neill, Scherezade Siobhan, Vincent Poturica, Andrew Sargus Klein, Isabelle Davis, Mark Meneses and Joe Milazzo! The issue also features a review of Margaret Bashaar's new collection Stationed Near the Gateway, a conversation between Ali Znaidi and Michael Hessel-Mial, and some Jack Mueller marginalia

May 4, 2015

In the latest Colorado Life Magazine, several state poets contribute poems about birds, including CPC’s Dan Guenther. The next theme will be “gold” for the Sept/Oct issue. Email your submission to poetry@ColoradoLifeMagazine.com.

May 1, 2015

A piece on Chris Ransick, as a writer and teacher, may be found at:

April 30, 2015

Fruita poet Danny Rosen’s poem “Cracks” may be found at:

April 28, 2015

Katherine Winograd’s creative non-fiction “Breviaries of the Ghost” has just appeared in the spring issue of Arts & Letters.

April 26, 2015

Kyle Harvey’s “Settlers Creek” just appeared in Ted Kooser’s column, American Life in Poetry. Read it here:

April 25, 2015

Read Marilyn Krysl on the collaborative renga between Marilyn Hacker and Deema K. Shehabi at Women Write the Rockies:

April 24, 2015

Read David Feela’s “What the Dead Say” at his blogspot: http://feelasophy.blogspot.com/2015/04/weekly-worded_24.html

April 22, 2015

Juan Morales’ new collection, The Siren World, is now available for pre-order at Lithic Press (at 20 % off).

April 20, 2015

For NaPoMo, Library of Congress features 75 years of readings in its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature:

April 18, 2015

Rosanne Sterne had two poems included in the new anthology, Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems, edited by Jonas Zdanys and published by Lamar University Press, 2015.

April 17, 2015

Read Marilyn Krysl on the collaborative renga between Marilyn Hacker and Deema K. Shehabi. at Women Write the Rockies:

April 17, 2015

David Feela’s poem “Hiatus” may be read at LabLetter, April, 2015:

April 12, 2015

Fruita Pulp has just issued a chapbook, “tandem,” by Dalton Day. Thought of starting each poem in a chapbook with “Hello” as your first line? Read it here:

April 11, 2015

Roseanne Sterne has found another review of David Mason’s Davey McGravy, this time from “Colorado Bookshelf” in 5280: The Denver Magazine.


March 30, 2015

New children's book from former Colorado poet laureate:

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


March 25, 2015

Eleanor Swanson writes (Women Write the Rockies) of Colorado writer and poet Jacqueline St. Joan at:


March 23, 2015

A brief review by Josh Medsker of Jack Mueller’s The Gate, “an essay in open form” published by Lithic Press in 2014 is at:

March 22, 2015

Five of Bob King’s published poems have been reprinted on Verse-Virtual.com, March, 2015.
“The Bread Knife of My Aunt.” “The Trail,” “ Saying the Word,” “Another Bird,” and “The Things of Cezanne.” First time I knew of this site or of the editor, Firestone Feinberg, who wants the site to foster a ‘community’ of poets (among a fairly wide array).

March 12, 2015

Writing the Rockies, Western State’s Creative Writing Workshop
Panels, 1-Day Workshops, 3-Day Workshops. July 22-25, 2015. For full info, including registration: http://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-programs-western/creative-writing/writing-rockies-6

March 11, 2015

The new issue of Casa de Cinco Hermanas--A Journal of Literature, Letters, and Landscape edited by Kyle Laws, features Ann Menebroker, and other poets including Colorado poets Tony Moffeit, Juan Morales, and Jared Smith. (Subscription? 2315 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 or kylelaws@qwestoffice.net.

March 6, 2015

Yip yip! Fruita Pulp: Issue #8 March/April is here! (Juan Morales has two poems in it, plus an interview with Julie Carr by Dan Beachy-Quick)

Poems by Alexis Pope & Joshua Young, Peter N Sherburn-Zimmer, Rob MacDonald, Aleph Altman-Mills, Christopher Morgan, Beyza Ozer, Juan Morales, Jaime Zuckerman, Joe Nicholas, David Blumenshine, August Smith and Travis Davis!

March 6, 2015

“The Writing Coach” by David Feela, “a tale of Nietzsche and writer’s block,” has appeared in Sci Phi Journal [http://www.sciphijournal.com/sci-phi-journal-4-march-2015-available-now/]. His book,
How Delicate These Arches, is now available as an eBook in pdf, mobi, and epub formats at Booktango.com. It’s also available in paperback format from the publisher at: Raven's Eye Press as well as paperback format and Kindle eBook from: Amazon.com
His weekly blog is available at: Feelasophy.blogspot.com

Learn more about David Feela at Goodreads.com

March 4, 2015

Slingshots and Love Plums - Poems wendyvidelock.com
Full-length collection of original poetry from Wendy Videlock, now available for pre-order from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online and offline bookstores worldwide.

Grand Valley Books will also be happy to pre-order "Slingshots and Love Plums." Give them a call at 424-5437, or stop in at 350 Main Street when you're in the neighborhood.

March 2, 2015

Now officially available, Dave Mason's new book, Davey McGravy!

Davey McGravy | Paul Dry Books, Inc.
Illustrations by Grant Silverstein *** "Children of all ages will delight in its song and story." —Charles Martin, author of Signs & Wonders


February 26, 2015

Catch up to Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s latest commendations and poems:

Also, her TNB Self-Interview at: http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rwtrommer/2012/05/rosemerry-wahtola-trommer-the-tnb-self-interview/

February 24, 2015

Barbara Ellen Sorensen’s poem “Pelican” is featured on Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. Read it at: http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/columns/518.html

February 22, 2015

View Conundrum Press’s new cozy warm bookstore:

February 19, 2015

Juan Morales’ second collection of poetry, The Siren World, will be published by Lithic Press in the spring of 2015. More info at: http://lithicpress.com/index.php/third-mind/item/lithic-press-to-publish-the-siren-world-by-juan-j-morales

February 18, 2015

Daniel Klawitter just got a short story published in Black Cat Tales. (“I managed to slip one of my own poems in along with a mention of A.E. Stallings just for fun.”)


February 18, 2015

Read Kathleen Willard’s essay on Eleanor Swanson’s latest collection of short stories,Exiles and Expatriates:


February 15, 2015

Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning “poet of work,” has passed away at the age of 87. See other info:

February 13, 2015

Check out Tom Sterner’s “Esplanade” on his site http://wordwulf.com/poetry

February 5, 2015

Writer’s block remedy: “It helps me to think of a poem as a house you can demolish. When the lines aren’t budging but I know they can move, I like to star knocking down walls and prying up floorboards and putting the rooms back together the wrong way, with new lighting and banisters. Experimental editing is something I urge upon myself, and more time than I can count it’s resulted in a radically different poem that I had to essentially destroy in order to make.”
Danniel Schoonebeek (American Barricade) in Poets & Writers, Jan/Feb. 2015.

February 4, 2015

Colorado poet Rachel Kellum posts some of her poems on her website: http://www.wordweeds.com/

February 1, 2015

Wendy Videlock will have a poem in the next edition of Best American Poetry (edited this year by Sherman Alexie). For which we congratulate her!

January 29, 2015

Renee Ruderman’s brief “Thoughts on a Couple of Veronica Patterson Poems,” is available at:

January 28, 2015

Kyle Harvey’s book, July, is reviewed at the Bottle Cap Press:

January 23, 2015

Jenne R. Andrews has a poem, “Nightfall on Ellis Island,” up at Vox Populi. http://voxpopulisphere.com/2015/01/23/jenne-andrews-nightfall-on-ellis-island/

And Kyle Harvey has a poem, “The Universe,” up at Electric Cereal. http://www.electriccereal.com/the-universe/

January 19, 2015

Juan Morales reads his poem “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies” on the latest Sugar House Review

January 16, 2015

Dean K Miller's first poetry book Echoes: Reflections Through Poetry and Verse (Hot Chocolate Press: December 2014) includes three poems which will appear in Torrid Literature Journal in 2015. "Time Warp," an honorable mention in TLJ's annual Craft of Poetry Contest, along with "Numb" will be in issue XIII themed Deja vu` available January 1, 2015. His poem "Survivor" is scheduled for issue XIV in April 2015. http://deankmiller.com

January 14, 2015

Julianza Shavin has poems and some art forthcoming in West Trade Review, Cahaba River Journal, Oracle Fine Arts Review, Breath and Shadow, and currently, in Ydgrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts. "Black Saturday," written in homage to (and as ekphrasis re) Mark Strand was read by Dr. Barbara Mossberg's radio show, "THE POETRY SLOW DOWN." on January 4th.

Kushal Poddar's book A Place for Your Ghost Animals will be in print by Mar. 1st. Bill Young of Ripple Effect Publishing LLC, is publishing the Calcutta-native's poetry book (written in English), edited by Julie Shavin.

January 12, 2015

“Title Menu: 6 Lyric Voices of Witness” by Teow Lim Goh in Open Letters Monthly discusses Joseph Hutchison (Marked Men) and David Mason (Ludlow), as well as Martha Collins, Tess Taylor, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Bryan Komei Dempster.

Read it at:

January 10, 2015

Kate Kingston’s poem “The Miner’s Wife” may be found at http://www.sagegreenournal.org

January 9, 2015

Poet and critic David Mason has been busy recently! His new book is about to be released and two operas (for which he penned the libretti) are soon to premiere.

His book, Davey McGravy: A Story in Verse to be Read Aloud to Children and Adult Children, is intended for readers anywhere from age eight to age eighty. The hero of the story, Davey, is “caught between his forest-world and the world of school, shopping, and family life.” He "wanders his way through grief,” mourning for his missing mother. With "playful and evocative verse, poet David Mason delivers him back to his boyhood but leaves the mysteries of love intact.” The book, “full of humor and sadness,” captures "the longing of a child for his lost mother.” Davey McGravy features illustration from Grant Silverstein.

Mason also penned the libretto for an opera, “After Life,” which will premiere in Seattle on the 11th of May. “After Life,” which was composed by Tom Cipullo, will also have a performance in San Francisco on the 18th of May. In the opera Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein meet again "in a posthumous debate filled with both passion and humor."

In addition to “After Life,” Mason also wrote the libretto for the opera version of “The Scarlet Letter,” lyrics from which first appeared in the winter 2011 issue of the SR. “The Scarlet Letter” will have its professional premiere at Opera Colorado in Denver in May of 2016.

And keep an eye out for Mason's essay on Aiken Taylor Award winner Dana Gioia, which will be published in the upcoming winter 2015 issue of Sewanee Review.

January 8, 2015

A review of Robert Cooperman’s recent book of poems, Just Drive, is in the recent The Potomac Journal.


as well as a review of Eleanor Swanson’s Exiles and Expatriates

January 5, 2015

Read Wendy Videlock’s poem in recent New Criterion here:

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.

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.”

January 3, 2015

Read 3 poems by Uche Ogbuji at Green Sage Journal http://www.sagegreenjournal.org/earlier.html

January 2, 2015

Read Colorado poet Julie Carr’s poem “I Like America and America Likes Me” in Colorado Review at http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/features/i-like-america/

January 1, 2015

Wendy Videlock is the featured poet in the current issue of Able Muse, with several new poems and an interview with David Mason. She also has new work currently appearing in Hampden Sydney Poetry Review, and new work will appear in the January issue of Hopkins Review, edited by David Yezzi. Her visual work appears in January's Mad Hatter's Review. Her new book, Slingshots and Love Plums, will appear in January of 2015.

December 31, 2014

Climbing and hiking in a Colorado winter was the theme for three Colorado poets, Katie Kingston, Beth Paulson, and Robert King in the Jan./Feb. 2015 issue of Colorado Life. The next theme will be “birds,” to be published in May-June issue. Send poems, including your mailing address, by email to poetry@coloradolifemagazine.com or to Colorado Life, PO Box 1974, Estes Park, CO, 80517.

December 9, 2014

David Mason, Danny Rosen, and Jared Smith have poems, along with many others, in the new issue of Pilgrimage, Vol. 38, #2 {Juan Morales, editor, Pueblo, CO)

December 6, 2014

Find David Mason’s WSJ essay on Ezra Pound, “The Tragic Hero of Literary Modernism,” on David’s Facebook page. Tried to post the WSJ link here [http://online.wsj.com/articles/book-review-ezra-pound-poet-the-epic-years-1921-1939-by-a-david-moody-1417818046] but it looks like you need to subscribe or log-in. That’s why David’s Facebook page was easier. (Bob King)

December 6, 2014

Uche Ogbuji (Ndweo, Colorado: 2014 Colorado Poetry Chapbook Book Award) is featured with three poems at the Sage Green Journal:

December 4, 2014

Read about Chris Ransick’s childhood top-secret books at the Lighthouse Writers Top-Secret blog at http://lighthouseblog.org/2014/12/04/lit-matters-a-little-light-reading-for-a-kid/

Hint: One of them is Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle!

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”

“Let Go of What You Mean to Say”

“Everyone Has Imagination”

November 21, 2014

William Notter (from Holyoke, now living in Virginia) and Bob King both had poems in the winter 2014 issue of The Midwest Quarterly. Daniel Klawitter’s poem, "Magicians", was just published in The Australia Times.

November 21, 2014

Talking Gourds interview/reading with Wendy Videlock (with Art Goodtimes and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer) on Youtube (hour-long):

November 13, 2014

See poems from Kyle Harvey’s “July” at:

You can order Kyle Harvey's “July” via Lithic Press.
Kyle Harvey is the editor of Fruita Pulp, an online poetry journal. His first collection of poems Hyacinth (Lithic Press 2013) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, Colorado Journeys, Fat City Review, Heavy Feather Review, HOUSEGUEST, Mama Liberada, Ossuary Whispers, Reality Hands, SHAMPOO and SP CE.

November 12, 2014

Kyle Harvey’s quote of the day (11/12/14):
“Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into.” -Wallace Stevens

November 8, 2014

Rosanne Sterne's poem "Awareness" was accepted into the Spring 2015 issue of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders.

November 5, 2014

Conundrum Press announces their tri-annual sampler of western literature. See "Announcements" for link to Issue 1.1

November 5, 2014

Karen Douglas’s book Accidental Child has been approved for Smashwords Premium catalog. You can order it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/488767

"A futuristic, dystopian novel in the tradition of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time."

October 30, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Selected Poems, 1983) and National Book Award winner Galway Kinnell has died at the age of 87.

Read New York Times obituary:

October 29, 2014

“I tend to be pretty optimistic about the audience for poetry. Writing programs and reading series, book groups, National Poetry Month, Billy Collins on the radio—there are more ways to access poetry than there ever have been before. It is an exciting time to be a poet, and to be a poetry editor trying to keep your ear to the ground in terms of where poetry is being experienced. It’s a much wider response than one might initially assume. Many of our poetry books have been our best-selling titles in these last few years.”

Jeff Shotts (Executive editor, Graywolf Press) in an interview in Poets & Writers, Nov/Dec. 2014.

October 27, 2014

Working on a chapbook? Three current contests under "Announcements"

October 26, 2014

SETH's giving a workshop starting Nov. 8 at a private venue in Golden. Look under "Workshops".

October 26, 2014

Wendy Videlock has a Poem of the Day at the Poetry Foundation. Read it here:


October 21, 2014

Check out the poetry in the new Mountain Gazette, including two by Vicki Mandell-King and two by Seth Brady Tucker.

October 14, 2014

David Feela’s poem “China Reign” appeared on New Verse News, Oct. 14, 2014.

October 12, 2014

A one-evening workshop in Castle Rock on flash prose, fiction, and nonfiction with Kathryn Winograd and Annie Dawid on Oct. 23. Go to "Workshops" for full information.

October 8, 2014

Denver poet Eliot Khalil Wilson’s This Island of Dogs is now available (Aldrich Press and Amazon).

Poetry as lightning and penetrant, quickening the American experience . . . the return of Alexis de Tocqueville as poet.
—Djelloul Marbrook

Eliot Khalil Wilson, in his unforgettable poems, deploys a voice that has the sympathetic beauty of candlelight and of singing in darkness.
—Henri Cole

Nothing is too small, or too large, for Eliot Khalil Wilson’s capacious imagination. Poetic descendant of Whitman, Ginsberg, and Fernando Pessoa, Wilson catalogues, capers, and frolics through a multitude of lives with a relentless wit that also, fortunately, often breaks through to tenderness, or rage. Wilson challenges both our hatreds and our sympathies. I cheer these wonderfully readable, truth-telling poems.
—Maggie Anderson

October 8, 2014

Aaron Anstett’s new book, Insofar as Heretofore, is now available from Backwaters Press. We found it at Barnes & Noble.

“Alternately high-flying and down-to-earth, these poems show wit, insight, and compassion.” Amazon review from Palimpsest, Sept., 2014.

Aaron Anstett’s No Accident is here for anyone who needs to (replenish the belief that American poetry is as healthy and useful as it ever was.”
Philip Levine – Author of The Simple Truth, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 1995

Aaron Anstett’s previous collections are Sustenance, No Accident, and Each Place the Body’s. Among other honors, his work has received the Nebraska Book Award, the Backwaters Press Prize, and the Balcones Poetry Prize, and he has served as a regional poet laureate, instituting a continuing program that places pamphlets of poems by local writers in waiting areas. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Lesley, and children.” Backwaters Press

October 6, 2014

Aaron Anstett’s new book, Insofar as Heretofore, is now available from Backwaters Press. We found it at Barnes & Noble.

October 2, 2014

Martin Balgach’s poem “What Holds Us” (Verse Daily, 2014) is available at http://www.versedaily.org/2014/whatholdsus.shtml.
His poem “Canopies” is at http://foggedclarity.com/2013/01/canopies/
“Poetry is universal!” he says after discovering page views on his site (martinbalgach.com) from 46 countries.

September 28, 2014

Kate Kingston’s book of poems, History of Grey, a runner-up in the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, 2014, is now available from Main Street Rag Publishing. http://www.mainstreetrag.com

September 28, 2014

Vicki Mandell-King has three poems in the newest issue of Praxis, a Journal of Gender & Cultural Critiques. Her website, containing the poems, is http://www.vmkpoetry.com/

September 24, 2014

Kathryn Winograd’s essay “Of Wind and Fire” is in the newest Florida Review, 38(1-2), 2014.

September 22, 2014

Colorado picks a new State Poet Laureate...
UP BEAR CREEK | Colorado's New Poet Laureate
Poet Art Goodtimes on 'everyman's' poet Joe Hutchinson.

September 22, 2014

Kate Kingston is a 2014 Atlanta Review International Publication Prize Winnerfor her poem “Xoxocotlán Cemetery.” She was also a 2014 Semifinalist in the Nimrod International Journal Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for her poem “What Words for God?”

September 21, 2014

SETH is doing a workshop at the Arvada Center for the Arts Oct. 2 and 4th in performing poetry. See
"Workshops" for more info.

September 21, 2014

Barbara Ellen Sorensen has agreed to take on The Colorado Poet quarterly newsletter from the ColoradoPoetsCenter.org as Bob King steps down from the editorship.

September 15, 2014

Wendy Videlock’s poem “The Night Relies” was a finalist for the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in the winter issue.

September 14, 2014

John Nizalowski, Mesa State poet and writer, has a new blog up at johnnizalowski.blogspot.com.

“Described as a “personal encounter with the people and places of the American Southwest,” Dispatches from the Land of Cinnamon Sun will track Nizalowski’s adventures in one of the world’s most mysterious regions, a place where legends both ancient and new live in the red rock canyons, basaltic mesas, pyramidal mountains, and urban labyrinths at the dawn of our new century.

September 14, 2014

Colorado poets Tony Moffeit, Alysse Kathleen McCanna, and Jared Smith have work in Issue #7 of Casa de Cinco Hermans (Kyle Laws, ed., Pueblo) along with featured poet Juan Morales.

September 14, 2014

Colorado poets Tony Moffeit, Alysse Kathleen McCanna, and Jared Smith have work in Issue #7 of Casa de Cinco Hermanas (Kyle Laws, ed., Pueblo) along with featured poet Juan Morales.

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

September 8, 2014

Colorado poet Lary Kleeman’s book, Hawsapple, is available at all three Tattered Cover locations in Denver. Tattered Cover Press. ISBN: 1938859782 $10. “Hawsapple attends to the present and local with short-lined couplets that ruminate in the language of delicate resistance.”

A few lines from “Crane the Neck for Cranes”

O said I to the sky as they lifted
their voices to the lifting midday

thermals, and O stop me did they
in my tracks, their glide &

beat, catching what could be
caught to bear them further north,

a north of nest & clutch & new
generation () the sandhills drew

lines in the wind as we watched
formation break & resolve…

September 5, 2014

Martin Balgach’s book, Too Much Breath (Main Street Rag, 2014), is now available at Amazon. “Be the first to write a review,” as they say.

August 20, 2014

Coloradan Daryl Nielsen has a haiku at Lilliput Review’s Wednesday Haiku #188.


August 13, 2014

“Colorado Matters” from Colorado Public Radio, has a recent audio interview with David Mason saying farewell as the state’s poet laureate.


August 10, 2014

“Warning, Poems May Be Longer Than They Appear: An Anthology of Longish Poems.” Looking for poems of 3-6 pages/100-200 lines., any theme. No press yet. Eds: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum and M. F. Silverman. By Sept. 30: longishpoems@gmail.com. Previously published okay if rights can be obtained. (McFadyen-Ketchum is represented on the CPC site).

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

August 8, 2014

Remember Wallace Stevens’ “The Emperor of Ice-Cream” and how you may have felt the first time you read it? Kyle Harvey recently brought to attention a treatment of this poem by Austin Allen at the Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/248396

August 7, 2014

Rita Brady Kiefer’s new website is http://rbkieferauthor.com/
Find her poem “Like This” at http://rbkieferauthor.com/excerpts/

August 6, 2014

Archived poems by CSU’s Matthew Cooperman may be found at:



August 3, 2014

Find two poems by Kierstin Bridger in Chicago Now:


August 3, 2014

Bob King's "Saying the Word" appeared Aug. 3 on VerseWrights.com

July 24, 2014

Kyle Harvey's on-line Fruita Pulp is now reading for issue #5

July 23, 2014

Daniel Klawitter’s poem “Overflow & Commitment” is posted at VerseWrights. Hear it read aloud as well:

July 22, 2014

The July/August 2014 issue of Fruita Pulp is now available at:

Work by s. minetta gould, jeff alessandrelli, ernest hilbert, robert gibbons, jessica millnitz, amanda silernagel, david j. rothman; interview with jack Collom; essay: “arduity: paying attention to paul celan.”

July 8, 2014

(W)rites of Passage, a workshop from Boulder’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, runs on Saturdays, August 2 to the 23rd. Find more info at:

July 6, 2014

Vicki Mandell-King’s Tenacity of Lace is available at amazon.com for$9.95 + shipping.

July 4, 2014

See Denver Summer Workshops from Lighthouse Writers under "Announcements"

July 3, 2014

Lighthouse Writers Book Project, with mentor Chris Ransick. Check under "Announcements."

July 2, 2014

The E-book version of David Feela’s How Delicate These Arches is up at Raven’s Eye Press.

July 2, 2014

The new issue of Pilgrimage, edited by Juan Morales, focuses on the theme of Labor. Colorado poet Veronica Patterson has a poem in this issue as well as Jessy Randall with a collaboration with New Jersey poet Ken Cenicola.

Subscriptions to this Colorado journal are $22 for one year or $40 for two.
Juan Morales, Pilgrimage Magazine, Colo. State University-Pueblo, Dept. of English and Foreign Languages, 220 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001

July 1, 2014

Vicki Mandell-King gives a shout-out to the recently concluded Lighthouse Writers Lit Fest at http://www.vmkpoetry.com/#!Musings-21/cuji/61635178-3863-48C1-B191-1CA12CDB8E4C

June 30, 2014

July/August 2014 Fruita Pulp now available. http://www.fruitapulp.com
Poetry by Rothman, Alessandrelli, Gibbons, Hilbert, Gould, Boning, Silbernagel, Coons and Crosby.

June 29, 2014

Michelle Harvey has 3 haiku at Writers and Lovers Studio. (p. 10, 22, 33)

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.

June 23, 2014

"What Holds Us," by Martin Balgach appeared on VEre Daily: “What Holds Us,” by Martin Balgach appeared on Verse Daily:http://www.versedaily.org/2014/whatholdsus.shtml

June 23, 2014

Chris Ransick has three poems up at Sage Green Journal followed by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer on this link:

June 23, 2014

A link got lost on the Colorado Humanities page so we didn’t get the results of the 2014 Book Awards as quickly as we wanted. The award in Poetry went to Tim Z. Hernandez for Natural Takeover of Small Things, and the Chapbook Award to Uche Ogbuji for Ndewo, Colorado.

June 22, 2014

Veronica Patterson (Loveland) was the recipient of an inaugural Cornerstone Award on Saturday, June 21, 2014, sponsored by the Arts @ Feed and Grain, “for her commitment to teaching and sharing the literary arts with that community.”

“Winner of national awards and fellowships, including the New York University Press Prize for Poetry and the Colorado Book Award for Poetry, Veronica has clearly achieved excellence in her field. While the list of her published works is long, the list of her efforts to ensure that the literary arts are a vital part of our community’s spirit is equally long, including hosting early literary salons in unlikely and accessible places, organizing Poets in the Park, and teaching writing classes for groups from Pathways Hospice to the Univ. of Northern Colorado to Osher Lifelong Learning institute.”

June 20, 2014

Kyle Harvey has a poem in the first issue of Houseguest Magazine:

June 13, 2014

Aama Harwood to read July 1st for Talking Gourds

The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club for the first Tuesday in July (July 1 at Arroyo Fine Art Gallery and Wine Bar, 220 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride) features Aama Harwood of Durango, whose father is Mysto the Magi – well known to Telluride audiences.

Harwood is a Colorado girl, born and raised, currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in Integrated Physiology with aspirations of becoming a Naturopath Physician. However, Aama has always been a poet at heart. Her love of words date back to when she was only four years old and she wrote her first song. She believes words are a powerful median, giving eyes to how we each create, feel, think and connect to one other

Take note of a time change: for July and August Talking Gourds has been moved back two hours, to give folks a chance to enjoy the extended daylight. The event will start at 8 p.m. In Sept. the Club will go back to its normal 6 p.m. time slot. August guest poets are unconfirmed, but Front Range poet Joe Hutchinson is going to give a special evening reading Monday, Sept. 8th.

As always, following Club announcements and performances, we’ll have a short break and then pass the gourd around the room to give Club members and attendees a chance to read poems from the monthly theme -- pieces of their own or the work of a favorite other. July’s theme, chose by Alan Wartes, will be Meridian.

Talking Gourds Poetry Club is a joint venture of the Telluride Institute, Wilkinson Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Arroyo Telluride and the newly formed Telluride Literary Arts. Members meet monthly, on first Tuesday evenings, at Arroyo Fine Art Gallery & Wine Bar at 220 E. Colorado Ave. (next door to Telluride Hardware and the Masonic Hall), beginning at 6 p.m. (8 p.m. June, July and August) in Telluride, Colorado. Call 970-729-0220 for more info. Or visit the Telluride Literary Arts website, tellurideliteraryarts.weebly.com

June 9, 2014

Remember, Martin Balgach reads from his new volume, Too Much Breath, at Cannon Mine Poetry (210 So. Public Rd., Lafayette) on Thursday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.

June 9, 2014

Remember, Martin Balgach reads from his new volume, Too Much Breath, at Cannon Mine Poetry (210 So. Public Rd., Lafayette) on Thursday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.

June 5, 2014

“How You Might Approach a Foal,” “a small poem,” as Wendy Videlock puts it, is up at The New Criterion

June 3, 2014

Eleanor Swanson’s short story collection, Exiles and Expatriates, winner of Prize Americana, is now available from Hollywood Books International.

Although much may be lost among our exiles and expatriates, much is also found. Crisscrossing the U.S. and abroad to Moravia, Dublin, Prague, as these characters travel, like all of us, they drag their home places and pasts behind them. In crisp and elegant prose each of Swanson's thoroughly absorbing stories gradually reveals "the wild, lonely heart" at its center.
–Nance Van Winckel B

Eleanor Swanson’s fiction and poetry have appeared in such publications as The Missouri Review, Black Warrior Review, High Plains Literary Review, The Denver Quarterly, and The Southern Review. Awards include a Fiction Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Colorado Council on the Arts
Fellowship in Literature (fiction). Her first poetry collection, A Thousand Bonds: Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her novel is Before the Reef (Plainview Press). Little Houses, her debut short story collection, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Conundrum Press published her third book of poetry Memory’s Rooms. Most recently, 3: A Taos Press published Trembling in the Bones: A Commemorative Edition Honoring the 100 Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre (poetry).

A native of Miami, Florida, Swanson now lives in Denver, Colorado, and teaches environmental literature as well as fiction and poetry workshops at Regis University, where she is a professor in the English Department.

May 25, 2014

Uche Ogbuji's poem "Convergence" was published on p. 27 of Stonecoast Review's inaugural issue. http://stonecoastreview.com/?page_id=197

The Lake, a UK Poetry journal published Ogbuji's poem "Rooting Reflex" in which you might notice the turn upon a phrase from Sylvia Plath. http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/poetry/uche-ogbuji/

Atavic Poetry, also from the UK, published Ogbuji's poem "Bolts". http://atavicpoetry.com/bolts/

Ogbuji's poem, "Brass Tack" in handwritten draft form is the cover of the latest issue of Singaporean journal OF ZOOS, written on a scrap of paper from a Colorado real estate agent._ http://www.ofzoos.tk/2.2=Coverpage.html

Middle Gray issue #3 includes a couple of Ogbuji's poems (pages 66-7), "Rainbow Children" and "Sojourn". http://middlegraymag.com/home/2014/1/30/middle-gray-magazine-issue-3

Middle Gray Magazine's editor Dariel Suarez also interviewed Ogbuji on poetry, alienation, restlessness, and the origins of his poems published int he journal. http://middlegraymag.com/mgblog/2014/3/19/uche-ogbuji_

UK Journal Ink Sweat & Tears._ published Ogbuji's poem "Hair of the Dog." http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=6349

Wisdom Crieth Without published a poem of Ogbuji's blending mythology and astronomy. http://www.wisdomcriethwithout.com/brown-dwarf-uche-ogbuji

Ogbuji was invited by the Poetry Genius site to publish one of his poems, "Colorado Lève Tôt" from his book, Ndewo, Colorado (finalist for the 2014 Colorado Book Award) with a detailed, hypertext break-down of the content. http://poetry.rapgenius.com/Uche-ogbuji-colorado-leve-tot-annotated

The Greek Journal Staxtes published four poems from Ndewo, Colorado in their "English Wednesdays" feature. http://staxtes.com/2003/?p=3494

Ogbuji drew on his Nigerian education, including in history, to write a poem, published in The Colorado Independent's "News Poem" section. "Another one" addresses the issue of recently kidnapped schoolgirls in Northern Nigeria which spawned the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.

Ogbuji's poem "Siegessäule," written nearby the iconic Berlin Victory Column is published in the current issue (Volume 12, Issue 1) of The Raintown Review, and recited with musical accompaniment online."_ https://soundcloud.com/uche-1/siegessaule

May 19, 2014

Kathryn Winograd (Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, 2013) has embarked upon a new project, writing on Beacon, a platform for reader-supported journalism. Her project is a monthly column/essay under the title “Migrations at 9,600 Feet,” the altitude of her cabin and forty acres, which focuses on “the environmental issues and wonders that surround us.” Her goal is twenty-five subscribers to get started. Read more about it at:

May 15, 2014

Chris Hoffman has a new chapbook, Sketches from a Pilgrimage (Yare Press, Boulder, 2014), available for free download at http://www.hoopandtree.org/Camino%20chapbook.pdf

The chapbook centers on the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (northwest Spain) to the shrine of St. James.

May 9, 2014

On YouTube: “Transatlantic Poetry on Air,” hosted by Scottish Poetry Library, features David Mason and Gerry Cambridge (Mason reads first).

May 9, 2014

Read David Feela’s poem, “Blue Genes,” on his blog at http://feelasophy.blogspot.com/2014/05/weekly-worded_9.html

May 8, 2014

Julie Shavin's poem “Assassin of Clouds” has been accepted by GlassFire Magazine. Also, she, Jillian Parker (Eagle River, Alaska), and Timothy Buck (Jonesboro, Arkansas) have begun a blog - Spectral Lyre - which will become an e-zine and, eventually a print journal. The editors decided to collaborate on this project due to admiration of the poet Adam Zagajewski, among other poets, like Milosz and Szymborska. Please visit the following: http://spectrallyre.wordpress.com/.

May 7, 2014

Rosanne Sterne's poem “Eleven Pebbles from the Mountain of Stones” was awarded 2nd place in the 2014 ACC Writer's Studio Literary Contest by judge Bill Tremblay. Her poem “Blank Wall”
was recently published in the 2014 ACC Progenitor.

May 6, 2014

from Kyle Harvey: Excited to announce that Fruita Pulp: Issue #3 May/June is now online! Featuring poems by Kyle John Crawford, William Trowbridge, Lily Dodge, Mick Harris, Jennifer Hancock, Danny Rosen, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Leonard Kress and Laurie James. Arduity: Readerly Bafflement and What To Do About It by John Armstrong. An Interview with Art Goodtimes by Robert W. King. Really enjoyed reading all the poems and had a good (although a bit tedious) time putting it together. Please, read these poet's work and consider buying one of their books!

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May 1, 2014

A poem by J. Michael Martinez, from Greeley and a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was featured in the May issue of Poetry as part of the poets anthologized in Angels of the Americylpse: New Latin@ Writing. His first collection, Heredities (2010), received a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. and his second, In the Gardens at the Bridehouse, will be published this fall by Univ. of Arizona Press.

May 1, 2014

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PERMANENT EXHIBIT; Michelle Harvey’s poem, "Dinosaur Ridge," has been installed at the Jefferson County Courthouse, West Line Rail Station, Jefferson County, Colorado.

April 29, 2014

Steve Tompkins’ book, Clay County Pastoral, is now available from Amazon and elsewhere. "A powerful debut from a talented, emerging American poet,” says Juan Morales. “Immense tenderness and intelligence,” says David Keplinger. “The stories are magnificent, the images brilliant, the rhythms superb,” says Tony Moffeit.

April 26, 2014

Watch for Michael Henry’s new book, Active Gods, due out from Conundrum Press in June.

April 25, 2014

Amy Marchak has become a street poet. Literally. In the street. Watch her often rhymed improvisations on topics suggested by passers-by in Boulder.

April 23, 2014

David Rothman writes: “Calling all aspiring poets: Western State Colorado University, where I direct the Poetry Concentration in the MFA, still has a few openings for next year's entering cohort in our two-year MFA and new one-year MA. Our faculty -- David Yezzi, Ernie Hilbert, and yours truly -- is strong; our graduates and students are publishing all over the country; our curriculum is craft-based and rigorous; and you get to spend two weeks every summer in one of the most beautiful places in America, Colorado's Gunnison Valley. Check out Western's website, below -- spread the word -- and if you're interested, be in touch.

April 23, 2014

Lary Kleeman’s poem, "From the Book of Revelations," recently received first place in the 2014 Arapahoe Community College Literary Contest

April 23, 2014

Stewart Warren’s latest collection, HumanKind: poems from inner and outer space (Mercury Heartlink Press) is now available on Amazon.

April 22, 2014

David Martin’s second collection, Deepening the Map, is now available as Kindle with paperback coming soon.

April 22, 2014

Vicki Mandell-King and Bob King (not related) have a poem each in Slant, Summer, 2014.

April 21, 2014

The Academy of American Poets has announced the 2014 Walt Whitman Award Winner: Hannah Sanghee Park.

“Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout has selected Hannah Sanghee Park’s manuscript “The Same-Different” as the recipient of the 2014 Walt Whitman Award, the Academy’s prestigious first book prize.

‘The poems in ‘The Same-Different,’ beginning with a set of gnomic sonnets, tell it slant, then slanter,” Armantrout writes. “They are so full of chiasmus, pun, and near-rhyme that their figures twist back on themselves like strands of DNA or a staircase by Escher. They are mirror-bright. This book is a literally dazzling debut.’”

April 21, 2014

Colorado Springs: April 27
A reception to inaugurate Janice Gould as Pikes Peak Poet Laureate 2014-2016 will take place on Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 p. m. in the Carnegie Room of Penrose Library at 20 N. Cascade Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs. The reception is free and open to the public. For questions about the April 27th inauguration event, or for additional information about the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project, please contact Sue Hammond of the Pikes Peak Library District at shammond@ppld.org or 719.531.6333 x2011.

More from the official announcement:

On behalf of the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project selection committee and program organizers, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is pleased to announce that Janice Gould has been selected as the 2014-2016 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. An accomplished poet and educator, Ms. Gould is an associate professor in Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she developed and directs the concentration in Native American Studies. “I'm honored, very pleased, and looking forward to becoming the next ambassador for poetry in our community,” said Ms. Gould. She will succeed Price Strobridge, who served as Pikes Peak Poet Laureate from 2012-2014.

Ms. Gould’s collections of published work include Doubters and Dreamers (a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for and the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award), Earthquake Weather, Alphabet, and Beneath My Heart. She is also the co-editor, with Dean Rader, of Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Among other honors, she has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. In 2011, she received the Literary Excellence Award in Poetry from the Pikes Peak Arts Council.

"We are honored and humbled to have a poet of such quality and accomplishment as Janice Gould serve as our region's next Poet Laureate," said selection committee Chairman Aaron Anstett.

The mission of the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project is to inspire and celebrate poets and poetry in the community. The project's goal is to designate the best of our region's poets as Poet Laureate and to support related programming that connects poets and poetry with our community in ways that are personal and meaningful. The presenting partners for the Project are the Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), and Poetry West, a local non-profit poetry organization. These five organizations organize the Project and facilitate programming during the Poet Laureate's term of office.

For questions about the April 27th inauguration event, or for additional information about the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project, please contact Sue Hammond of the Pikes Peak Library District at shammond@ppld.org or 719.531.6333 x2011.

April 20, 2014

Some short, strange poems by Jessy Randall may be found at http://www.strangehorizons.com/2014/20140224/6randall-p.shtml
and in The Bakery http://www.thebakerypoetry.com/tag/jessy-randall/

April 16, 2014

We were so interested in finding out the finalists for the 2014 Colorado Book Award in Poetry recently that we didn’t notice that Colorado CSU poet Dan Beachy-Quick is a finalist in “Literary Fiction” for An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky (Coffee House Press). The other two are Steven Schwartz for Little Raw Souls (Autumn House Press) and Charlie Quimby for Monument Road (Torrey House Press).

April 16, 2014

A prose piece by David Feela, “The Gulliver’s Backyard,” is now up at:

April 14, 2014

You can order the three finalist books for the 2014 Colorado Book Award:

To order Tim Hernandez’s Natural Takeover of Small Things:

To order Susan Allspaw’s Little Oblivion:

To order Sheryl Luna’s Seven: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780984792511/seven.aspx

April 13, 2014

Read two poems by Jessy Randall, “Bad Dream” and “Love Poem for my Daughter,” and two by Ginny Hoyle, “Homecoming” and “Flatirons Hike,” in the April Mountain Gazette.


April 13, 2014

Poetry Finalists for Colo. Book Award announced April 13. See "Announcements."

April 12, 2014

William Tremblay is represented in the new anthology With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century, ed. Douglas Valentine (West End Press), “an anthology composed of poets from America and around the world who write about the struggles of the world’s outcasts, immigrants and working classes…”

April 11, 2014

David Keplinger’s The Most Natural Thing (New Issues, 2013) gets reviewed by Jenny Molberg in the American Literary Review.


April 11, 2014

Jared Smith has a poem, “Prelude to a Drought,” in the current Pedestal 73. Read it here: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=23352

April 11, 2014

Kathryn Winograd tells us Arapahoe Community College is looking for a creative writer. Full time position. https://arapahoe-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=39

April 7, 2014

Dan Guenther has a poem (“Time of the Larkspur”) on:

April 7, 2014

John W. May, a blogger at "Of Poetry", just published an appreciation/analysis of Daniel Klawitter’s poem, "Maybe God Is A Cat".

April 6, 2014

Denver, April 19th:
The Big One's coming up folks --
From SETH: The 25th ANNUAL POETRY RODEO...lots of exciting events crammed into one afternoon & evening. SO BIG they're charging admission for this one. $10 gets you in, all the poetry you can eat.
April 19th -- noon to midnight. (Mercury Cafe)
More details to follow as we count down.

April 4, 2014

Dan Beachy-Quick’s book on Keats, A Brighter Word than Bright (Univ. of Iowa, 2013), is reviewed at:

Dan also has poems in Blackbox Manifold, Issue #11. http://www.manifold.group.shef.ac.uk/issue11/DanBeachyQuick11.html

April 4, 2014

Matthew Cooperman’s had new poems accepted by New American Writing and The Literary Review. A new review of Imago for the Fallen Worlf is up at Coldfront: http://coldfrontmag.com/reviews/imago-for-the-fallen-world/

April 3, 2014

The collection, Unchainable Spirit: A Poetic Farewell to Mike Adams (a Colorado poet and much more who left us too early), edited and published by R.D. Armstrong and Lummox Press, is now available. http://www.lummoxpress.com/lc/unchainable-spirit/

April 2, 2014

Bob King’s poem, “The Breadknife of My Aunt,” is posted at Versewrights.com, April 2, 2014.

April 2, 2014

Wendy Videlock has a sonnet in the new anthology Irresistible Sonnets, now available from Amazon (ed. Mary Meriam, Headmistress Press, 2014).

April 2, 2014

Not a reading but a get-together of the Denver Poetry Book Club on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. To talk about Donna Vorreyer's book A House of Many Windows. Which poem strikes you? What do you think about the order of the pieces? Narrative thread? Did any of them prompt a piece of your own? Love it? Hate it? Read it! Join us!

Find out more about the Denver Poetry Book Club at http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Poetry-Book-Club-for-Poetry-Writers-Meetup/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/denverpoetrybookclub

April 1, 2014

Joe Hutchison posts six Lois Hayna poems on his blog:

April 1, 2014

Jake York’s poem “Epistrophy” was Poetry Daily’s selection on March 31, 2014. It breaks the heart that he’s no longer with us and almost breaks the heart in another way that his poems are.
Read it at:

March 31, 2014

Eleanor Swanson has six poems on VerseWrights: “Walking Colfax Avenue, “My Name is Rupa,” “Landmine Museum,” “Gravity,” “I Love You, Says the Heart” and “H. G. Wells Re-Imagines Time Travel.”
Read them at http://www.versewrights.com/eleanor-swanson.html

March 28, 2014

Submissions for the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize are due by April 30. The prize carries awards of $200, $150, $100, and $50 honorable mention. Get details and submission form at:

March 28, 2014

New news from Beth Paulson: Her poem "Last Time" appears in Innisfree http://authormark.com/artman2/publish/Innisfree_18BETH_PAULSON4.shtml,

This year she’s also had work in Emrys Journal, Earth’s Daughters, and The Lindenwood Review, with one forthcoming in Still Crazy. She also gave a new workshop (in February, 2014, for Weehawken Creative Arts in Ridgway, CO): "Word Play: Four Favorite Forms for Poems."

March 27, 2014

Bob King has two poems, “The Childhood of My Circus” and “The Donkey Again” in Winter, 2014, issue of Turtle Island Quarterly.

March 26, 2014

In April (4, 5, 6, 12, 13) Wonderbound invites audiences to experience “Gone West,” a collaborative work featuring the choreography of Garrett Ammon, music of Ian Cooke and poetry of Michael J. Henry.

Gone West will take place April 4-6 at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School (1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver) and April 12 and 13 at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker). Tickets are on sale now at wonderbound.com or by calling 303-292-4700.

In 2008, Ammon and Lighthouse Writers Workshop Executive Director Michael J. Henry embarked on a creative relationship that has produced two celebrated works, When the Power Goes Out (2009) and Intersection (2009), that meld dance with the written word. This third full-length collaboration will feature 11 new poems by Henry.

“Poets don’t usually collaborate or even consider their audiences,” said Henry, “we just write something and hope that people read it. This production is more dynamic, fun and ambitious than anything else I have done to date.”

March 26, 2014

Sheryl Luna has two poems, “Shock and Awe” and “Lowering Your Standards for Food Stamps” in the April, 2014, issue of Poetry.

March 25, 2014

Read Seth Brady Tucker’s poem, “His Pomeranian,” in The Chattahoochee Review at:

March 24, 2014

David Feela is a Poet of the Week on the “Poetry Super Highway”. Go to:

March 23, 2014

Indie Publishing for Poets
Karen Douglass and Faye Quam Heimeri are offering a presentation on independent publishing on Sunday, April 6, 2-4 p.m. at the Bookbar (4280 Tennyson St.). Members of CIPA free; others $10. Only 15 spots and registration is required. Go to:

March 22, 2014

We’re still trying to catch up with Beth Paulson’s work from last year. She had poems in Cloudbank, Red Rock Review, Pinyon Review, The Kerf, The Lyric, and Naugatuck River Review. Her poem "Chance" won Honorable Mention in the 2013 Passager Contest.

Her new book, Canyon Notes, was reviewed in the 2013 issue of Blueline. and she gave a reading and taught a class for Mark Todd's writing students at Western Colorado State in April 2013.

She co-founded with poet Kierstin Bridger a new monthly poetry reading series in Ridgway called "Open Bard" at the historic Sherbino Theater.

Paulson also has a new one-day workshop called "Poetry and Spirit: A Workshop for Readers and Writers" and Poetica, a monthly writing workshop for area poets which she leads, which is now in its fourth year, meeting fourth Thursday afternoons at the Ridgway Library.

March 22, 2014

We’re still trying to catch up with Beth Paulson’s work from last year. She had poems in Cloudbank, Red Rock Review, Pinyon Review, The Kerf, The Lyric, and Naugatuck River Review. Her poem "Chance" won Honorable Mention in the 2013 Passager Contest.

Her new book, Canyon Notes, was reviewed in the 2013 issue of Blueline. and she gave a reading and taught a class for Mark Todd's writing students at Western Colorado State in April 2013.

She co-founded with poet Kierstin Bridger a new monthly poetry reading series in Ridgway called "Open Bard" at the historic Sherbino Theater.

Paulson also has a new one-day workshop called "Poetry and Spirit: A Workshop for Readers and Writers" and Poetica, a monthly writing workshop for area poets which she leads, which is now in its fourth year, meeting fourth Thursday afternoons at the Ridgway Library.

March 21, 2014

Kierstin Bridger of Ridgway has two poems inChicago Now

March 20, 2014

LUMMOX PRESS will be reading for its third anthology from May 1 to August 1, 2014. The theme will be Desire/Road Kill, 60 line limit, 2-3 poems + bio. Chance to win a chapbook publication. See more at:

March 18, 2014

An essay by George Drew on Juan Morales' book, Friday and the Year That Followed, entitled “Bouncing the Rubble: The Unearthing of Juan J. Morales.” is scheduled to appear in late March or early April in BigCity Lit, a NY online journal.

March 18, 2014

David Mason’s new book, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014, is now available.

March 17, 2014

Michele Harvey has had three haiku accepted for the Spring, 2014, issue of Writers and Lovers Café.

March 16, 2014

New (March 16) issue of Fruita Pulp has poems by Videlock, King, Kerstetter, Clark, Black, Von, Good, and Pobo.

March 13, 2014

Daniel Klawitter, whose latest chapbook, For the Famished, is now available, has a poem reprinted at Eat Your Words (scroll down):

March 12, 2014

2014 books out include Colorado poets Martin Balgach (Too Much Breath, Main Street Rag Press), Barbara Sorensen (Compositions of the Dead Playing Flutes, Able Muse Press), Kate Kingston (History of Grey, Main Street Rag Press) and Andrew McFadyen Ketchum (Ghost Gear, Univ. of Arkansas Press, 2014).

February 27, 2014

Vicki Mandell-King (Louisville) has a poem up: “Skating Lesson”

February 26, 2014

“Backward-Spreading Brightness” by Christopher Kondrich, an editor for Denver Quarterly, is in the Fall, 2013 issue of Colorado Review. Read it here: http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/features/backward-spreading-brightness/

February 25, 2014

Maria Melendez Kelson and Anne Waldman have work in the March 2014 Poetry. The issue focuses on writers who will be featured at the end of March in Washington D. C. at the “Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness.” The group supports “poets who write in the public sphere.”

February 24, 2014

Get a sneak peak, in a poem called “Waiting for the Raptor,” at Bruce Berger’s contribution to the Rocky Mountain Poetry Series at https://rally.org/rockymountainpoetryseries#post_2YLf02ssZlY

AND consider supporting the series!

February 23, 2014

Carolyn Reed Whitlow and Marilyn Krysl are the co-editors of the newly released Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century (Dartmouth College Press) with over 130 selections.

February 22, 2014

On his blog, the Perpetual Bird, Joe Hutchison admires David Mason’s review of books by Auden, Franz Wright, William Logan, Deborta Greger, David Lehman, and Stephanos Papadopoulos in the latest Hudson Review.


Hutchison quotes a paragraph:
“Most contemporary poets I read seem too concerned with avoiding ridicule, trying to be the smartest kid in the workshop, rather than plumbing what Eliot called 'the inexplicable mystery of sound'—bodying forth a whole charged expression of living. Much of our poetry seems denatured, flat. Intelligence abounds, cleverness is everywhere, but vitality is hard to find."

February 20, 2014

From Michael Henry: Mountain Gazette's February gang of poems is live! Hop on over and give them a look--with some fine poems by Kimberly McClintock, Kimberly O'Connor, Jordi Alonso, Therese Samson Wenham, George Drew, and Roger Wehling.


February 19, 2014

Kyle Harvey, of Fruita Pulp, has posted three poems by Jack Mueller, well known San Francisco arts advocate and poet who now lives “in semi-silence” in the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Mueller’s book, Amor Fati, was published by Lithic Press in 2013.


February 17, 2014

Michael J. Henry invites you to view poems from this current issue of Mountain Gazette—Therese Samson Wenham, George Drew, Kimberly O’Connor, Roger Wehling, Kimberly McClintock, Jordi Alonsa

February 17, 2014

Michael J. Henry invites you to view poems from this current issue of Mountain Gazette—Therese Samson Wenham, George Drew, Kimberly O’Connor, Roger Wehling, Kimberly McClintock, Jordi Alonsa

February 9, 2014

Green Fuse Poetic Arts announces submissions for its anniversary IMPROV anthology. Deadline March 15. More information under “Announcements” and at website: http://www.greenfusepoeticarts.org/

February 9, 2014

Mark Leichliter taught fiction at the Univ. of Northern Colorado for many years and now lives and writes from Montana. His novel, In the Chameleon’s Shadow, has just appeared under his writing name, Mark Hummel. It’s available as an e-book on Kindle, as a Nookbook, and in print via Amazon. Order through your favorite independent bookstore, he suggests. Aaron Lugner is the chameleon, “a skillful con-artist hidden in plain sight. When reminders from his past return him to the U. S., he meets Myriam, a beautiful Amerasian, one of the ‘dust of life’ orphaned by the Vietnam War. Desiring to change and convinced he is in love, Aaron vows never to lie to her. Away from Myriam, his lies begin to take on life of their own. With her, his split selves threaten to collide.”

February 4, 2014

Call for submissions.
Indian Paintbrush Poets, established in 2005, reading book length manuscripts, 50 pages or more. Contact victorpearn@ymail.com for submission guidelines. All manuscripts will be read and considered for publication.

February 1, 2014

Jovan Mays is the city of Aurora’s first poet laureate, approved Jan. 27 by the City Council. According to the Denver Post, he’ll serve for two years and will “advocate for poetry, literacy and literature, give public readings and lead creative writing in schools.” Mays is an award-winning member of Denver’s Slam NUBA team.

January 31, 2014

Wendy Videlock reports that Virginia Quarterly Review “has temporarily dropped its pay wall” so you can find her two “small poems” on-line:
“A Toast” and “I Say Archetype”

January 29, 2014

Jovan Mays is the city of Aurora’s first poet laureate, approved Jan. 27 by the City Council. According to the Denver Post, he’ll serve for two years and will “advocate for poetry, literacy and literature, give public readings and lead creative writing in schools.” Mays is an award-winning member of Denver’s Slam NUBA team.

January 28, 2014

Steve Tompkins debut collection, Clay County Pastoral, is forthcoming. Read blubs and get more info at:

January 28, 2014

Read an essay by Jill Christman on Kathy Winograd’s “Bathing’ (from her new prose book, Phantom Canyon,) here: http://essaydaily.blogspot.com/

January 26, 2014

Featured in the latest issue of Steven D. Schroeder’s –Anti is Melissa Barrett (Kent, Ohio) with two poems. She’s forthcoming in Best New Poets 2013.

January 25, 2014

Accents Publishing announces their 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest. CPC doesn’t know anything about this except what they say but thought someone might be interested. Deadline on or before April 30, 16-36 pages, $15 entry fee. See more at

January 24, 2014

Heard about the Rocky Mountain Poetry Series that Caleb at Conundrum Press is 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

January 24, 2014

Future Cycle Press has re-published Joseph Hutchison’s volume Bed of Coals, originally published by the Univ. Press of Colorado and the 1994 winner of the Colorado Poetry Award. It’s now available in both paperback and Kindle editions. Congratulations to Joe! To see more, visit:


January 20, 2014

Ft. Collins poet Victor Pearn (Apricot Harvest, Indian Paintbrush Poets, 2012) will have his first short story published in March, online at Aquarium by the Ocean.

January 20, 2014

New northern Colorado poet Erin Virgil has a book out, memory holes, from Monkey Puzzle Press.

“Erin Virgil's memory holes is an awakening. Her collage of stories exposes the narrator's reality - a broken [w]hole revealing pictures of a shattered memory. Descend into these holes with Erin, and see humanity developing out of the darkness.” (Monkey Puzzle Press)

See sample and order at: http://monkeypuzzlepress.com/books/memory-holes/

January 19, 2014

Kyle Harvey has two poems (“Hyacinth” and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Orange”) in issue 41 of Shampoo. Read them here:

January 19, 2014

Wendy Videlock’s poem “Merchant Culture” is available from Rattle, 1/17/14, at

January 17, 2014

A poem by Martin Balgach “Thrill Wanting Wormhole”) and his commentary (“associative chaos”) are at:

January 14, 2014

What’s Michael Henry doing about getting everyone involved in the nation-wide program Big Read, having won a grant for the Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop to host the program locally? The book is Marilyn Robinson’s “Housekeeping” and the starting date for the Big Read is Jan 24. Find out more at:


January 12, 2014

Kierstin Bridger, who, with Beth Paulson, helps bring Open Bards to Ridgway, has a poem, “Eggs, Garlic, Yam,” appearing in the current online issue of Mason’s Road: a literary and art journal.
http://www.masonsroad.com/issue-8/poetry-issue-8/eggs-garlic-yam/Kierstin Bridger

January 8, 2014

Two poems by Lisa Zimmerman have just appeared in Natural Bridge #30.

January 4, 2014

“Architecture professor Madeline Schwarzman was riding the New York City subway one day when an idea came to her: ‘Ask a stranger to write a poem!’”

View responses of over 100 New Yorkers (and view original products) at: http://www.poemsbynewyorkers.com/

January 1, 2014

The magazine Colorado Life has announced “Prairies” as the theme for the May/June 2014 issue. Send poems, including your mailing address, to poetry@coloradolifemagazine.com (or PO Box 974, Estes Park, CO 80517).
When the magazine started a couple of years ago several “Colorado Poets Center” folks had work in it but that seems to have fallen off. Please keep this market in mind—it reaches a lot of people that don’t ordinarily read poetry.

December 30, 2013

Michael Henry, poetry editor for the Mountain Gazette, is asking for submissions at http://www.mountaingazette.com/poetry-submissions. Read the guidelines.

December 27, 2013

Jane Hilberry has two poems, "All A's" and We Were Never Much for Ceremony," in the current issue (53/1, 2013) of Tar River.

December 26, 2013

Watch for David Mason’s new book, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade: 2004-2014, to appear from Red Hen Press in April, 2014.

December 26, 2013

Art Goodtimes has two poems, “Christmas Pop” and “What I Want for Xmas?" in Poets’ Corner of Telluride Inside…and Out.

December 18, 2013

Pilot Light: A Journal of 21st Century Poetics and Criticism has a collection “On the Work of Jake Adam York” with 11 contributors, including David Keplinger and Brian Barker. Read it at:

December 17, 2013

Daniel Klawitter has a villanelle (“the only one I’ve ever written”) in the next issue of Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. Order the issue coming out Dec. 21 and/or read it at GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1610823-my-poem-santa-fe-new-mexico-in-wayfarer-a-journal-of-contemplative

December 16, 2013

Kathryn Winograd’s essay “On the Nature of Prose-Poetry: Humming Bird of Paragraph,” which first appeared in The Colorado Poet, is reprinted on the Conundrum Press blog (Dec. 16, 2013) at:

Winograd’s essay “on packrats, global warming, and everything else” will be published in the next issue of Fourth Genre 16.

December 14, 2013

Mary Szybist (Incarnadine, Graywolf Press) won the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry. Read an interview with her here: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2013_p_szybist_interv.html#.Uqx9CIUzTzI

December 10, 2013

Steven D. Schroeder congratulated Jeffrey Schultz as having his book selected for the National Poetry Series and posted two Schulz poems, “Inner City Circular Saw Cosmology Blues” and “The Soul as a Kind of Life I Sort of Lived Once” from Schroeder’s online journal –Anti at http://anti-poetry.com/anti/schultz/

For an interview with Schroeder himself in Barn Owl Review, see http://www.barnowlreview.com/schroeder.html

December 8, 2013

Bob King has 5 poems at The Adirondack Review, Winter, 2013: http://www.theadirondackreview.com/robertking.html

December 5, 2013

Poetry: Music to the Mind

Joe Hutchison’s blog, The Perpetual Bird, lets us know about scientists at the University of Exeter who, using brain imaging technology, "found activity in a 'reading network' of brain areas which was activated in response to any written material. But they also found that more emotionally charged writing [i.e., poetry] aroused several of the regions in the brain which respond to music. [...] In a specific comparison between poetry and prose, the team found evidence that poetry activates brain areas ... which have been linked to introspection."

Full article, “Poetry Is Like Music to the Mind,” at:

December 5, 2013

From Sandra Dorr in Grand Junction:
Dear writers, dear friends,

Two local writers died in November, Leigh Fortson and Zina Lahr. Leigh was a dear Grand Junction friend, extraordinary playwright, author, mother, dreamer. Join all of us who loved Leigh at a memorial celebration Monday, 12/16, 7 p.m., at the Two Rivers Winery Chateau.

Zina, from Ouray, a beloved young student of John McConnell, was a writer, animator, illustrator, fabricator, scientist, robotics enthusiast, artist. From her blog of art and writing, normallyodd.com: "I can say with complete honesty, I do not dress the way I do, or act the way I act for reasons of self-promoted fame. I could care less about my popularity... I simply am myself... and that is all I have ever pursued without reservation in my time here."

It makes everything else larger to contemplate the loss of these two, like brilliant sparks flaring out into the dark. As Zina wrote, “Sometimes our lives speak louder than the truth.” In this month of lights and ancient turning, may we all be awake, and kind. May we live well!

December 4, 2013

Erin Virgil reports two books forthcoming, Memory Holes, an e-book of prose memoir from Monkey Puzzle Press, and Fantastic Voyage to the Ordinary Planet, a chapbook of poems from Dancing Girl Press. We’ll have more information on those later. Erin and her husband are now located near Red Feather Lakes, working at the Shambhala Center.

December 4, 2013

Two of Wendy Videlock’s poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, one from the editors of Hudson Review and one from editors of Kin.

December 4, 2013

Martin Balgach says anyone interested in his new chapbook, Too Much Breath, can get it for only $6 right now, but it will be $11 once it’s in print. With a small indie press, pre-sales help to determine the print run, so advance orders are much appreciated. More info and some sample poems can be found at the following link. http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/too-much-breath/

December 3, 2013

Kyle Laws and Julianza Shavin are two Colorado poets on Tupelo Press’s Poem-a-Day project. Follow them (and possibly donate) at: http://tupelopress.wordpress.com/3030-project/

December 2, 2013

Jared Smith, an editor at Turtle Island Quarterly, tells us the late Michael Adams is being awarded a Pushcart Award nomination for his poem “No Words” which appeared in the second issue of TIQ

December 2, 2013

Aaron Anstett's poems recently appear or are forthcoming in, among others, Another Chicago Magazine, The Laurel Review, Map Literary, and [PANK]. His recent chapbooks are available from http://www.kylelaws.com/33101.html and http://kattywompuspress.com/ content/next-thing-you-know, and his next collection, Insofar as Heretofore, will appear in 2014.

December 1, 2013

Issue 13 of Steven D. Schroeder’s –Anti has 23 poems by 20 poets including new CPC poet Andrew McFayden-Ketchum. http://anti-poetry.com/issue13/

Schroeder also has a poem--“Aaahhh!”--on-line at Vinyl Poetry:

November 27, 2013

Mary Crow has recently had poems accepted for publication in Poet Lore, Oyez Review, and Passager, and translations accepted for a book on Jorge Teillier to be published in Chile.

November 27, 2013

Lawrence Gladeview and Tony Moffeit are two of the dozen poets with a poem in Shotgun Blasts from Underground, a recent chapbook from Tree Killer Ink. Find it at:

November 26, 2013

Wendy Videlock's poem "Of You," a finalist in the Rattle Poetry Prize, appeared recently in the Winter, 2013, issue of Rattle.

November 24, 2013

Poet Seth Brady Tucker’s short story, “Jigsaw,” won this year’s Bevel Summers Prize from the magazine Shenandoah. Read it here:


November 20, 2013

Read an interview at Spark Wheel Press with Steven D. Schroeder about his new book, The Royal Nonesuch. http://sparkwheelpress.com/site/interview-with-steven-d-schroeder/

November 17, 2013

Feature #116 of Steven D. Schroeder’s online Anti- contains two poems by Sam Sax, a west-coaster now in the MFA program at Univ. of Texas/Austin.

November 17, 2013

It just came to our attention that Colorado artist and poet, Stephen Beal, died in Loveland in 2010. For more on his career, which included the 1997 Colorado Book Award in Poetry, see "Announcements."

November 16, 2013

Barbara Ellen Sorensen (Composition of the Dead Playing Flutes, 2013) was just awarded a month-long residency from the Jentel Artist Residency Program on a ranch up in Banner, Wyoming, in spring of 2014.

November 13, 2013

Mary Crow’s poem, “Blind Spots,” appears in the recent issue of Poet Lore, Fall-Winter, 2013.

November 13, 2013

Issue #2 of Lummox, just out, has poems by Michael Adams, Captain Barefoot, Karen Douglass, Robert King, Kyle Laws, Tony Moffeit. As well, Jared Smith has a poem and a book review and Phil Woods a poem and an essay.

November 12, 2013

Have a favorite book published since 1950 that really wowed you? Enter Joe Hutchison's list to contribute to a list of 50-Best-Books. See "Announcements" for details.

November 11, 2013

Chris Ransick passes on this link to a current interview with Juan Morales:
La Bloga: Interview with Juan Morales, editor and publisher of the literary journal, Pilgrimage

November 5, 2013

Poet Amber Koneval has been awarded the 2013 Doxa Award for Poetry for her collection of five poems included in the Fall, 2013, issue of Doxa, Nebraska Christian College’s undergraduate literary magazine. The poems included at “The Widow’s Mite,” “The Road to Jericho,” “Vocation,” “Who are You to Speak of God” and “Consolation.”

November 4, 2013

Wendy Videlock has poems this month in The Hudson Review and Quadrant, as well as this one in The New Criterion:

November 3, 2013

Imago for the Fallen World, a collaborative work by Matthew Cooperman (poems) and Marius Lehen (art) has come out from Jaded Iris Press, 2013

Cooperman has two poems recently available online:
“More Interesting” The Awl http://www.theawl.com/2013/07/more-interesting-a-poem-by-matthew-cooperman
“Jungle Book 6” and “Jungle Book 9” http://www.newfoundjournal.org/current-issue/poetry-matthew-cooperman/

November 2, 2013

Martin Balgach’s new chapbook, Too Much Breath, will appear from Main Street Rag Press mid-March of 2014. Get a substantial discount by ordering now.

October 30, 2013

See "Announcements" for Call for Submissions as City of Aurora Poet Laureate. Deadline: Dec. 16.

October 29, 2013

Barbara Ellen Sorensen has a new book, Compositions of the Dead Playing Flutes, from Able Muse Press. It’s available from Able Muse Press, or Amazon or B&N.

October 29, 2013

Jared Smith’s 13th volume of poetry, To The Dark Angels, has been accepted by New York Quarterly Books and will be released in 2014. Watch for it.

October 28, 2013

The deadline to nominate a book (your book, that is) for the 2014 Colorado Book Award is Dec. 31, 2013. Get details at

October 28, 2013

David Mason’s time as Colorado Poet Laureate will come to an end in 2014, the Colorado Center for the Book (a program department of Colorado Humanities) has reported. They will be announcing the nomination process and additional information in early December and ask interested parties to check their website.

October 28, 2013

Stachtes, a Greek Zine, has an "English Wednesdays" feature, in which they published 5 of Uche Ogbuji's poems: "Lashed," "Fire Next Time," "Zounds," "Brandy Lève Tôt" and "Twit Jug." http://www.staxtes.com/2013/10/uche-ogbuji-sunlight-stealing-over.html

Stachtes has also invited him to send work for future English Wednesdays, and these might include poems from Ogbuji's collection Ndewo, Colorado (Kelsay Books, 2013). http://uche.ogbuji.net/ndewo/

Ogbuji also has three poems in the recent Africa issue of Shot Glass: "Nnenna," "Eke na egwùrùgwù" & "Ndu m." http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/uche_ogbuji1.html

Another poem on an Igbo/African theme is in the new issue of [I]Looseleaf Tea[/I], available online (p. 19): "Okobi and the Crying…" http://issuu.com/looseleaftea/docs/looseleaf_tea_issue_1.3

Atavic also published his poem "Unscheduled Flight"

October 28, 2013

3: A Taos Press has published Dr . Eleanor Swanson's book, Trembling in the Bones: A Commemorative Edition, to honor the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre in the coal fields of southern Colorado. Complete with an Introduction by Veronica Golos, Study Questions, and an Historical Perspective, the book was selected by Regis University as the Freshman Book of the Year.

October 25, 2013

Read Wendy Videlock’s “Hawk,” poem-of-the-day on Oct. 17 at the Poetry Foundation at:

October 24, 2013

J. A. Tyler’s The Zoo, A Going, will be available from Dzanc Book in December, 2013.
(Amazon, Powell’s and Barnes & Noble)

October 23, 2013

Jake Adam York’s poem “Cry of the Occasion” in Kenyon Review, 1/13, is available at:

October 22, 2013

Kathryn Winograd just found out her poem "The Lives of Cells," which won the Chautauqua Poetry Contest 2011, is listed among the special mentions in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII.

October 21, 2013

Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai, co-edited by Joseph Hutchison and Andrea Watson and published by Future Cycle press, is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Malala is the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was recently shot by a Taliban gunman. Colorado poets in the anthology include Hutchison and Watson as well as Kathleen Cain, Kathryn Winograd, and Rita Brady Keifer.

October 20, 2013

Andrea O’Brien has two poems in the current (10/13) Verse Wisconsin magazine.

October 13, 2013

Juan Morales, Maria Melendez, and Sheryl Luna are represented by the Poetry Foundation in a special section on this site, their names (and other Latino/a writers) linked to biographical and poem information.

October 13, 2013

Hyacinth by Kyle Harvey, Finding Cassiopeia by Frank J. Coons, and Amor Fati by Jack Meuller are three new releases from Lithic Press.

October 11, 2013

Jared Smith has just been accepted as a Board Member of the New York Quarterly. In the 1970s and 80s, Smith on served NYQ’s Editorial Committee and then a Board Member. Now, in 2013, Board President, Daniel Y. Harris, has persuaded him to return as Board Member, and Jared agrees this is “exciting news.”

October 11, 2013

The 2013 Prize Americana for Prose has been given to Eleanor Swanson for her short story collection Exiles and Expatriates.

October 7, 2013

Joseph Hutchison’s “Winter Sunrise Outside a Café” has appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry as #446 on Oct. 7, 2013. See

October 7, 2013

Four poems by Daniel Klawitter are now available at VerseWrights, including his newest “just finished last week”--"The Poetic Crimes Investigative Unit": http://www.versewrights.com/daniel-klawitter.html

October 3, 2013

Uche Ogbuji has a short collection of poems, Ndewo, Colorado forthcoming this November from Kelsay Books.The title means "Hello, Colorado" in Ogbuji's native Igbo language, and the poems are all from his perspective as an immigrant to the state. He has also recorded an audio introduction and pronunciation guide.

Uche Ogbuji has a poem "Vulcan's Invisible Ink Trap" in the latest issue of Jersey Devil Press (page 23 of the full issue). He also has three poems, "Godiva Fortuna," "Deracine" and "Aghast" in Black Mirror magazine and a couple of poems, "Ad Astra per Tacta" and "Satura Lanx" in Angle Poetry #4 (page 82).

October 1, 2013

A review of David Keplinger’s The Most Natural Thing in Tri-Quarterly is found at:

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!

September 24, 2013

Jeffrey Schultz is the featured poet on Feature #112 of Steven D. Schroeder’s Anti-:

September 24, 2013

Kate Kingston's poetry manuscript, History of Grey, placed as a runner-up for the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award and will be published by Main Street Rag. Pre-sales are now available at a considerable discount at

September 19, 2013

Bob King, with four poems on Versewrights, joins M. D. Friedman's five-poem folder.

September 17, 2013

Daniel Klawitter’s recently published ”The Last Laugh of Tommy Lee” is available at:

September 17, 2013

A profile from High Country News on Colorado Laureate David Mason:

September 15, 2013

Wendy Videlock’s poem, “Of You,” was a finalist for the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize, it was announced on Sept. 15, 2013.

September 11, 2013

MD Friedman's poem, "Finding My Own Moon", has been published at VerseWrights in both audio and text formats. http://www.versewrights.com/aloud-md-friedman-2.html

September 8, 2013

Utah poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (2010 Saltman Award for But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise) is the featured poet with two poems on Steven D. Schroeder’s –Anti. Issue #111: http://anti-poetry.com/bertramli1/

August 29, 2013

Seth Brady Tucker (Lafayette) was a finalist for the 2013 Tampa Review Prize for “We Deserve the Gods We Ask For.” Another Coloradan, Sigman Byrd (Westminster) made the list with “The Blue Heaven of Emptiness.”

August 21, 2013

Katie Kingston’s new book of poems, History of Grey, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Publishing and the publisher is offering presales at a considerable discount ($9 instead of $14).

August 14, 2013

Stewart S. Warren’s Mercury HeartLink Press announces two new poetry publications. Tzimtzum (anthology of 5 contemporary (aaron a. abeyta, Tani Arness, Richard Broderick, Judyth Hill, and Katherine DiBella Seluja) and Arranging the Constellations, by Robb Thomson. See http://www.heartlink.com/

August 6, 2013

Barbara Sorensen’s Song from the Deep Middle Brain is reviewed in current issue of The Bloomsbury Review (31/3). “…a model of poetic clarity,” writes Robert Milo Baldwin. “This book blends the grace of Sorensen’s deep insight with the simplicity of plain eloquence.”

July 31, 2013

Jenne R. Andrews announces that her first collection of poetry in thirty years,Blackbirds Dance in the Empire of Love, may now be ordered from Finishing Line Press! Order from Finishing Line or via http://blackbirdsdance.blogspot.com/.

July 31, 2013

Daniel Klawitter’s poem, "South For The Winter", has been published in the August 2013 "Birds" issue of Cyclamens & Swords:

July 22, 2013

Issue #1 of Turtle Island (Jared Smith, editor) is available on-line now.
Go to main site and click on link for Issue One:

July 20, 2013

A review of David Keplinger’s The Most Natural Thing is in The Fiddleback:


July 19, 2013

Uche Ogbuji has a couple of new poems in the latest Gris-Gris. "Two Kitchens" & "The Rails, The Roll," a poem "Colorado…Du Grand Soleil…Du Vent" at String Poet, the text and an editorial essay on his poem "Catamount," at Leveler. There is also his poem, with audio, "Autumn Equinox Creature Song" at Qarrtsiluni, "Spark Plug to Nova" in Corium Magazine and "Dear Biafra" in Don't Just Sit There (p.20).

July 19, 2013

A new mag in Grand Junction has issued a call for submissions. Read more under "Announcements".

July 15, 2013

There’s an interview with Tim Hernandez, author of new books Natural Takeover of Small Things and Manana Means Heaven (both from Univ. of Arizona Press, 2013) at: http://www.poetsquarterly.com/2013/07/interview-with-tim-z-hernandez.html?m=1

July 9, 2013

Michele Harvey's new book, Poetry For Living an Inspired Life: Poems as Spiritual Meditation is now available at http://micheleharveyauthor.com/books/, https://www.createspace.com/4282826 and on Amazon.

July 3, 2013

Check out the possibility of supporting the Rocky Mt. Poetry Series at Conundrum Press. A patron receives books regularly, once the quota is reached. https://rally.org/rockymountainpoetryseries

July 3, 2013

What Wendy Videlock calls “my peculiar little book,” The Dark Gnu, (order at http://www.ablemusepress.com/ ) is reviewed in current issue of New Pages. Read it at:

July 2, 2013

See/hear Chris Ransick, Eleanor Swanson, and Bob King read a poem each at the recent Conundrum Press launching on the press’s blog: http://conundrumpress.tumblr.com/

July 1, 2013

Joe Hutchison is experimenting with an audio broadcast service called Spreaker, putting up an interview he did a few years ago with Dona Stein on her “Poetry Show” from KRFC-FM in Ft. Collins.
Hear it at:

July 1, 2013

David Mason has a poem, “Another Thing,” in the July-August issue of Poetry. Read it here:

June 30, 2013

Cheryl Loetscher’s chapbook, The Butcher’s Daughter, has appeared from Tiger’s Eye Chapbooks (P. O. Box 9723, Denver, CO, 80209). http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/index.html

June 30, 2013

Beth Paulson’s had a busy year. She’s had poems so far this year in Cloudbank, Red Rock Review, Pinyon Review, The Kerf, The Lyric, and Naugatuck River Review. Her poem "Chance" won Honorable Mention in the 2013 Passager Contest.

Her new book, Canyon Notes, was reviewed in the 2013 issue of Blueline. and she gave a reading and taught a class for Mark Todd's writing students at Western Colorado State in April 2013.

She co-founded with poet Kierstin Bridger a new monthly poetry reading series in Ridgway called "Open Bard" which starts October 3, 2013 with Wendy Videlock performing at the historic Sherbino Theater. An open reading follows after a brief intermission to which we invite all poets in the area or passing through to share their writing. First Thursday evenings, doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Paulson also has a new one-day workshop she’s giving now called "Poetry and Spirit: A Workshop for Readers and Writers" and Poetica, a monthly writing workshop for area poets which she leads, is now in its fourth year, meeting fourth Thursday afternoons at the Ridgway Library.

June 28, 2013

Chad Parmenter’s chapbook, Weston’s Unsent Letters to Modotti, has been selected as the winner of the 2012-2013 Snowbound Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Harvard Review.

June 27, 2013

Congratulations to Jack Collom who won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in Poetry for his book Second Nature. The award, given by the Colorado Humanities, was announced on June 20 in Aspen. An interview with Collom, and the other finalists, may be found in the latest CPC Newsletter on the home page.

June 25, 2013

Art on the Street, in Lafayette, is accepting poems and 2-D work for display at the library Aug. 1-Sept. 27. $15 entry fee. Cash prize. Deadline: July 10 and you must submit with an entry form. See: http://cityoflafayette.com/AOTS

June 25, 2013

Art Goodtimes’ new Looking South to Lone Cone: The Cloud Acre Poems has just appeared. Says Wendy Videlock, “Art Goodtimes digs into the history and mystery of his local soil and pulls up poetry by the roots.”
Available on Amazon or order at:

June 25, 2013

The Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, offered by Telluride Arts, has been announced for 2013.

First place went to Kyle Harvey for “Hyacinth,” second to Samantha Wright for “The Darkness, Before the Light.” third to Tony Saab for “The Institution of Dichotomy,” and an honorable mention was awarded to Deb Barr for “Elizabeth Greer.”

The Mark Fischer Poetry Prize is named in the memory of Telluride’s much-loved poet, lawyer, skier and raconteur. Mark Fischer was a daring experimenter who combined a polyglot’s command of languages with a quirky sense of humor and a passion for obtuse words.

June 24, 2013

Kyle Harvey brought this Seth Abramson essay, “Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good?” to our attention. Worth a read. He has many, many reasons.


June 21, 2013

Two of Daniel Klawitter’s poems, "Plato Said" and "A Short Ode To Sausage." have been published up at Guy Farmer's Poems and Poetry blog:

June 21, 2013

An interview with Steven D. Schroeder is up on The Journal Mag:

June 20, 2013

William Pitt Root’s Sublime Blue: Selected Early Odes of Pablo Neruda appeared last April from Wings Press. His book of poems, Strange Angels: New Poems, will also appear from Wings Press in September and is already nominated for National Book Award.

June 19, 2013

Ruth Ellen Kocher’s book, domina Un/blued, has been nominated for a National Book Award. She’s looking for some readings around Colorado this year so give her a thought or suggest some to her (kocherr@colorado.edu

June 14, 2013

The CPC received this info on a new release from M.D. Friedman:
Just released(2013)!
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. Stephen is pure genius and a true in the moment astral plane pirate. 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.

June 7, 2013

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

June 7, 2013

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

May 31, 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: http://www.poets.org/poemaday.php

May 28, 2013

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.

May 26, 2013

Find out upcoming events with SETH at: http://wagingart.com/events/

May 26, 2013

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.’”

May 26, 2013

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.

May 21, 2013

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).


May 20, 2013

The Sydney, Australia, Writers’ Festival has put poems on 19 street-cleaning trucks including “Why I Had Children” by Jessy Randall. She feels she’s in good company as other poets include Rilke, Yeats, and Berryman. More info at this site (but, unfortunately, no photo of her poem on a truck):

May 19, 2013

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s “Picking Up a Hitchhiker in May” appeared May 15 on New Verse News.

May 16, 2013

David Keplinger’s poem “Wave” is the featured poem on the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day for May 16. Sign up at

May 13, 2013

Chris Hoffman announces that Cairns, his first poetry book in 2005, has gone into its third edition and is now back in print. Order it from Amazon or the publisher
(http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000650645/Cairns.aspx) or your local bookstore. Chris will be giving readings in northern California this June.
More information at http://www.hoopandtree.org

May 12, 2013

Michele Harvey's new book, From Confusion to Clarity: Vital Personal Growth in 30 Days or Less, has received a written introduction by New York Times best selling author of Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsch. Harvey's website is http://micheleharveyauthor.com. Michele Harvey's new book is available both in print and as an E book, everywhere.

May 8, 2013

A sonnet, “Dinosaur Ridge,” by Michele Harvey's has been chosen as the focal point around which a giant windscreen art project (art encased in a large glass display case) is being designed. It will be installed for posterity, as the art in public places exhibition for the new West Rail Line, in the Jefferson County Government Center•Golden Station. Work on this project is being done by glass artist Nancy O'Neil, http://www.nancyoneil.com/, and should be complete by the end of this year! The display, which also includes maps and photographs, focuses on Colorado history. Harvey's website is http://micheleharveyauthor.com

May 7, 2013

Kyle Harvey has a poem, “The Last of Winter in Rattlesnake Canyon,” in Colorado Journeys Magazine (http://www.westerncoloradojourneys.com/

May 6, 2013

Ruth Ellen Kocher's fourth book, domina Un/blued, was selected by Lynn Emanuel for the 2013 Dorset Prize, Tupelo Press.

May 4, 2013

Four poems by Eleanor Swanson are archived at The Missouri Review: http://www.missourireview.com/archives/bbarticle/poetry-feature-eleanor-swanson/

May 4, 2013

To pre-order Chris Ransick’s Language for the Living and the Dead, Eleanor Swanson’s Memory Rooms and Bob King’s Some of These Days go to:

April 30, 2013

Kate Kingston (Trinidad) and Suzanne Bronson (Grand Junction) both had work in the May/June 2013 issue of Colorado Life magazine,
For submission information, see "Announcements" and scroll down to "Colorado Life Magazine"

April 28, 2013

M. D. Friedman says he “loves” versewrights (http://www.versewrights.com/) not just because they posted his poem "Girl Braiding Hair" as a feature on the site home page. http://www.versewrights.com/aloud-md-friedman.html

April 25, 2013

Daniel Klawitter is the first poet to get published in the 34-year history of the Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter out of St. Olaf's College. Read “Concluding Unscientific Postscript To Kierkegaard" here: http://www.stolaf.edu/collections/kierkegaard/newsletters/

April 24, 2013

The Colorado Book Awards are scheduled for June 21 in Aspen. Check "Announcements" for details.

April 22, 2013

Mark Irwin's seventh book, Large White House Speaking, is now out.
Large White House Speaking is a book of startling marvels and terrible losses explored in poetry so sharp and bright it is song. Mark Irwin faces the world and brings it to these pages in strange imagery, high wire lines, with the precision of a surgeon. He is one of our best poets, and this is his best book yet.
—Laura Kasischke

(Amazon.com/spdbooks.org/Barnes & Noble).

April 21, 2013

A Poetry Poster of David Mason’s “The Soul Fox” may be seen at:

April 20, 2013

Hear a recent interview about poetry with Suzanne Bronson at Colorado Mesa University:

April 18, 2013

Liquid Light Press announces the publication of Erika Moss Gordon’s Of Eyes and Iris. http://liquidlightpress.com/Erika.htm

"In an age of overflow, Erika Moss Gordon cuts to the core. She wields language like a pearled knife, honed to epiphany. Carving the lyric essentials out of life's odd loaf. Here's a first book that sets a gourmet table and serves up a dazzling meal of bread and water." ~ Art Goodtimes, Poet Laureate of Colorado's Western Slope

"Reverent. Humble. Beautiful. Like tiny lights in a great darkness, these poems lead us into realms where everything we thought we knew is new again, where everything is possible, even nothing. Wherever you are, this book will meet you." ~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Winner of 2011 The Writer's Studio Literary Contest

April 17, 2013

Uche Ogbuji has had several more poems published, "Sampled" and "Emissus" in Featherlit [1], "Above Left Hand Canyon" and "How Close?" in IthacaLit, and "Piazza dei Miracoli" in Outside In Magazine. Ogbuji was a featured performer at the CU Boulder African Student's Association festival. There is audio from the event [4]. Ogbuji was also a guest on Rich Ferguson's radio show "Poetiscape" for which there is audio [5]. His most recent is "A refusal to fix upon the worst of humanity after the 2013 Boston Marathon" at The Nervous Breakdown [6]

[1] http://featherlit.com/the-lovebird-issue/sampled-by-uche-ogbuji/
[2] http://ithacalit.com/uche-ogbuji1.html
[3] http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-twelve/poetry/piazza-dei-miracoli-uche-ogbuji/
[4] https://soundcloud.com/uche-1/poetry-reading-african-art
[5] http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rarebirdradio/2013/04/07/poetiscape-w-rich-ferguson-and-wendy-chin-tanner
[6] http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/uogbuji/2013/04/a-refusal-to-fix-on-the-worst-of-humanity-after-the-2013-boston-marathon/

April 15, 2013

An online poetry anthology is looking for submissions “that capture the energy of a place or that speak to your relationship with your surroundings.”
Submission deadline is April 25, 2013. Go to http://www.thisplacepoetry.org for more information and to submit.

April 14, 2013

Jenne R. Andrews new poem “Migration” can be viewed at: http://loquaciouslyyours.com/2013/04/11/new-poem-migration/

April 12, 2013

A video was made of Colorado poet Lois Beebe Hayna’s 100th birthday party surrounded by poet friends. Watch it at: https://vimeo.com/62790937

April 11, 2013

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer won 1st place in the ACC poetry contest and Roseanne Sterne 2nd place. For more information, including finalists, go to "Announcements."

April 10, 2013

This year's Walt Whitman Award Winner is Chris Hosea. See "Announcements" for more details.

April 4, 2013

Found an interview of Dan Beachy-Quick by Renee Angle at the Arizona Poetry Center in their archives at:

April 3, 2013

We just found three Eleanor Swanson poems at Missouri Review archives.
Read them at: http://www.missourireview.com/archives/bbarticle/poetry-feature-eleanor-swanson/

April 2, 2013

Read Dan Beachy-Quick’s poem “You Must Speak if Echo is Who You Love” at Omniverse on line: http://omniverse.us/poetry-dan-beachy-quick/

March 24, 2013

Cheryl Loetscher’s chapbook, The Butcher’s Daughter, is coming out from Tigerseye Journal.

March 22, 2013

Julie Shavin has had three poems accepted by The Bookends Review, one available now at http://thebookendsreview.com/

March 17, 2013

Jenn R. Andrews has a chapbook, Blackbirds Dance in the Empire of Love, coming out from Finishing Line Press. FL Press loves pre-ordering, so send her your mailing address if you want to get in on the action.

March 9, 2013

Kathryn Winograd’s essay collection, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, will be published by Conundrum Press. Her poem, "The Lives of Cells," which won the 2011 Chautauqua Poetry Contest on War and Peace and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is one of four pieces featured in a special Chautauqua chapbook to be distributed at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference & book fair and at the Chautauqua Summer Festival. Her lyric prose piece, "Disjunctions of Lichen," will be published this spring in Talking Writing, an online literary journal for writers.

March 9, 2013

M. D. Friedman has found out his poem, “Bedside Manner,” will be published in the Poetica Magazine in the Fall 2013 Edition.

March 7, 2013

Don't keep up with Fruita Pulp? Look here for work by Peter Anderson, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Bob King, Danny Rosen and others.

February 19, 2013

The New York mag Big City Lit has a very insightful review of Jared Smith's Collected Poems:1971-2011. Here's the link:

February 18, 2013

Know about the Western Slope's Fruita Pulp?
They're accepting submissions. See "Announcements."

February 13, 2013

Daniel Klawitter and Bob King have work in the spring, 2013, on-line issue of Shot Glass Journal.

February 10, 2013

Steven D. Schroeder’s poem, “Only the Name of the Airport Changes,” appears in Issue #15 of Drunken Boat.

February 6, 2013

Dan Beachy-Quick's poem, "The Cricket and the Grasshopper," and two poems from a series, "Romanticisms," appeared in the Feb., 2013, issue of Poetry.

February 5, 2013

Jason Hardung has been chosen Ft. Collins Poet Laureate under the auspices of Wolverine Farm Publishing. See "Announcements" for details.

January 27, 2013

Julianza (Julie) Shavin has poems in the on-line journals Synchronized Chaos, Bone Orchard Poetry, and After Tournier: Modern Poetry.

January 20, 2013

M. D. Friedman has a digital album out, “Out of the Box,” available in MP3 320, FLAC, and other formats. More info and a sample of his “The End of Endless Night” at http://maddogfriedman.bandcamp.com/track/the-end-of-endless-night His Facebook page gives current details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetscoop/permalink/323200244451541/

January 20, 2013

Bob King’s poem “Drinking Tu Fu” is up on The Ilanot Review: http://ilanot.wordpress.com/drinking-tu-fu/

January 18, 2013

Rachel Kellum has a poem in The Nervous Breakdown http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rkellum/2013/01/waking-into-sleep-take-your-waking-slow/
as well as a self-interview.http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rkellum/2013/01/rachel-kellum-the-tnb-self-interview/

January 18, 2013

A review of Daniel Klawitter's chapbook, Runaway Muse, has just appeared in "Of Poetry"...a blog by John W. May: http://myopicpoets.blogspot.com/2013/01/klawitters-collection-runaway-muse.html

January 18, 2013

Steve Tompkins' poetry collection Clay County Pastoral has been selected for publication by Word Press and will be appearing soon.

January 18, 2013

Rosanne Sterne has three poems, “A New Ending,” “Illusion,” and “Kilauea 4:30 a.m. in the mid-Jan. 2013 issue of Happenstance.

January 17, 2013

Uche Ogbuji interviews David Mason in issue iv of Kin Poetry Journal.
http://wearekin.org/author/dmason/interview and poet Catherine Tufariello in the latest Able Muse print journal.

January 17, 2013

Uche Ogbuji has several new poems published: "Rag Tags"[1] in Red Fez, "Obscured Sunshine"[2] in Lavender Review, "Ala Entertains"[3] and "Mysteries of Harvest VI"[4] in Eternal Haunted Summer, "Papa Peugeot"[5] and a translation of Léopold Senghor's "Femme Noire"[6] at The Ofi Press, and "Spirit Child"[7] at Strong Verse. Able Muse also features his interview with Catherine Tufariello[8], and he has a guest entry on his work as a poet, "NaPoWriMo Six Months Later,"[9] on the Potomac Review blog.

[1] http://www.redfez.net/poetry/1714"
[2] http://lavrev.net/muse/ogbuji.html
[3] http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2012/ala-entertains/
[4] http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2012/mysteries-of-harvest-vi/
[5] http://theofipress.webs.com/ogbujiuche.htm
[6] http://theofipress.webs.com/poetrytranslation.htm
[7] http://www.strongverse.org/cgi-bin/poiesis.pl?search=682&header=number&method=perfect&template=poem
[8] http://www.ablemuse.com/v14/featured-interview/catherine-tufariello
[9] http://potomacreview.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/napowrimo-six-months-later-uche-ogbuji/

January 13, 2013

Five ‘elegies’ by newly listed Colorado Poet Claudia Putnam are at western views: words from western resource advocates. http://westernviews.org/2012/09/20/global-warming-scenarios-rocky-mountain-region-2/

January 13, 2013

David Feela’s new book of essays, How Delicate These Arches, released through Raven's Eye Press, was a finalist for the 2012 Colorado Book Award in creative non-fiction and is now available as an e-book. http://feelasophy.blogspot.com/2013/01/ebook-promotion_11.html

January 6, 2013

Want to know about the Green Fuse community, meetings, publications, schedules? See http://www.greenfusepoeticarts.org

January 4, 2013

Pedestal published a great review of The Collected Poems of Jared Smith 1971-2011 (NYQ Books, 2011) Read it at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=23125

January 3, 2013

A review of Michael AdamsIf You Can Still Dance With It: Stone Belly & Cold Mountain may be found at:

January 3, 2013

Three poems by Julie Shavin are in the first issue of Synchronized Chaos along with examples of her visual art. For the poems:

December 26, 2012

Wendy Videlock has five (count ‘em) poems in the January, 2013, issue of Poetry. Her new book, an illustrated children’s book of verse, The Dark Gnu, has appeared from Able Muse Press, 2013.

December 23, 2012

Two republished poems by M. D. Friedman are on the new website of Versewrights:

December 20, 2012

Roseanne Sterne was interviewed recently on the radio program "Writers Block." The podcast link is: http://wbvandermeer.podbean.com/2012/12/18/poetry-comes-alive-through-words-art-and-music/

December 17, 2012

Liquid Light Press announces the publication of Catalyst by Jeremy Martin, “a mind field of delight.” Wayne Gilbert says “Martin is a modern mystic filled with boyish enthusiasm-awe and the spiritual wildness of a Sufi poet.” To order: http://liquidlightpress

December 14, 2012

Marilyn Krysl's poem "Sutra" is up on the website of the Academy of American Poets:

December 11, 2012

Poetry submissions now accepted by a new on-line Colorado magazine, Fruita Pulp. See “Announcements” for details.

December 9, 2012

Three poems by Suzanne Bronson are on-line at Fruita Pulp.

December 5, 2012

David Feela’s poem “Unethical Trade” appeared Dec. 4, 2012 on New Verse News. http://newversenews.blogspot.com/

December 5, 2012

Joe Hutchison’s chapbook The Earth-Boat is available until Dec. 18 for pre-ordering at the Word Press website:

Print copies ordered after 18 December will be queued for the 2nd printing, which will begin shipping on 15 February 2013.

December 5, 2012

M. D. Friedman’s been busy lately. He read his new slam poem, “Never Too Old to Slam,” at SlamNuba’s Open MIc in November, arranged the group-reading “A Taste of Liquid Light” at Anthology Book Co in Loveland, and took part in “Collaboration Reading” at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café on December 1st.

December 2, 2012

Sasha Steensen’s poem, “Parchment, Please,” is on the Poetry Foundation’s site: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/244068

December 2, 2012

Rosemerry’ Wahtola Trommer’s poem “Note to Self” won second place in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Founder’s Award Contest. Read it here.http://www.wordwoman.com/wordsyou/note.self.htm.

Also check out her video poem “No Hurry to Find Out” athttp://movingpoems.com/?s=rosemerry
and visit her blog, ‘A Hundred Falling Veils: A Daily Poetry Practice” at: http://ahundredfallingveils.com/

December 1, 2012

Steve Schroeder’s second book, The Royal Nonesuch, was recently accepted for publication by Spark Wheel Press and will be out in fall 2013.

December 1, 2012

Lawrence Gladeview’s first collection, Just Ignore the Beer Stains, appeared from Pigeon Bike Press (http://pigeonbike.blogspot.com/p/lawrence-gladeview-just-ignore.html) and is available at Amazon. His second book, Lowlifes, Fast Times & Occasionally Love has come out from Erbacce Press.

November 27, 2012

Three books have appeared this year by Stewart S. Warren: Great Storms Making Ready, Rehearse Nothing, and Here There Is Also Burning, all from Mercury Heart-Link.

November 21, 2012

M. D. Friedman’s latest blog/poem, "Never Too Old to Slam," is at http://mdweekly.blogspot.com/2012/11/never-too-old-to-slam.html

November 17, 2012

News from Uche Ogbuji: The Beautiful Anthology, a volume to which he contributed an essay, "21st Century Beauty in Poetry," made the New York Times in the form of the "2012 list of Best Bathroom Books".
The Potomac Review has published a guest blog entry of his, "NaPoWriMo Six Months Later." http://potomacreview.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/napowrimo-six-months-later-uche-ogbuji/
and a poem of his, “Red Tags” appeared in Red Fez.

November 16, 2012

Don Wentworth, editor of The Lilliput Review, has a review of Colorado poet Ayaz Daryl Nielsen’s tumbleweeds still tumbling, a collection of over 80 small poems.: http://lilliputreview.blogspot.com/2012/11/tumbleweeds-still-tumbling-small-press.html One of the poems quoted is: alone dusk / enters my living room / forgets to leave
Nielsen also edits the little mag bear creek haiku and has recently started the blog: http://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/

November 14, 2012

Jenne R. Andrews has announced that she will have three poems in the winter issue of The Passionate Transitory.

November 13, 2012

New Colorado Poets Center member Amber Koneval announces the release of Drunk Dialing the Divine. It's $2.49, available in MOBI, EPUB, HTML and PDF files from electiopublishing.com, straight to the Kindle from Amazon, and will be soon available for the Nook from B&N.com. The collection is 22 religious poems from a Catholic-Christian background.

A synopsis: “How would you respond when a friend drunk-dials you to make a prayer request? What do you say when you are furious with God, but aren't willing to part with Him? How do you vent your frustrations to your Creator? When is it okay to be angry with God?

Drunk Dialing the Divine is an attempt to capture a glimmer of the darker side of the emotional struggle of the deeply faithful. Though each poem begins in a negative space, they resist both the angry and the naively optimistic ending--instead finding a ray of hope in the maxim "Things are because God is."

November 11, 2012

A short but favorable review by David Miller of Michael Adams If You Can Still Dance With It: Stone Belly & Cold Mountain Poems can be found at:

November 8, 2012

Daniel Klawitter has two poetry chapbooks, Runaway Muse and An Epistemology Of Flesh, as print-on-demand titles. Both are available for just $5 each on his Amazon.com Author's Page here:

November 4, 2012

Kathleen Willard's poem "Their Letters" has been anthologized in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors. This poem was about her father's tour of duty in Vietnam.

October 31, 2012

To read Bob King’s poem, “The Relic,” go to:

October 26, 2012

Uche Ogbuji has two poems in Angle Poetry Journal--"Pas de Deux" and "Pneumatic"—on page 86-88 at:

He also has one, "À la Recherche," in the Singaporean journal OF ZOOS:

October 26, 2012

The recent issue of The Laurel Review (46/1, 2012) features work by several Colorado poets: “Sentences on Sadness” by Sasha Steensen, a selection from their work Nos by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman, “Tape Loop” and “Crepuscule With Nellie” by Jake Adam York, “Edward Weston in Louisiana” by Chad Parmenter, and Steven D. Schroeder with a review of Kevin Prufer's In a Beautiful Country.

October 26, 2012

An interview with David Mason by Uche Ogbuji is at:

October 23, 2012

Hear a poem by Uche Ogbuji at:

October 22, 2012

Kathryn Winograd's poem, "The Lives of Cells," has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Chautauqua Literary Journal. Her lyric essay, "On Wind and Fire," is a semi-finalist for The Florida Review Editors' Award and will be published in an upcoming issue. Her blog, “At Phantom Canyon, Nipple Mountain, Cripple Creek, and other such Augries,” may be found at: http://kathrynwinograd.com/blog.php

October 17, 2012

bear creek haiku has a blog now-- bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com, and editor Ayaz Daryl Nielsen has two recently published collections of poetry, Concentric Penumbras of the Heart and haiku tumbleweeds still tumbling. Also, bear creek haiku will release an anthology of Bear Creek poets (35-40 poets, including 6 or 7 from Colorado) by year's end

October 14, 2012

Feature #93 of Steven D. Schroeder’s Anti- contains two poems by Rickey Laurentiis (http://anti-poetry.com/).
Submission guidelines are at: http://anti-poetry.com/guidelines/

October 5, 2012

Aaron Anstett’s poem, “Please List All Previous Addresses,” is in the latest Palooka: a magazine of underdog excellence.

October 4, 2012

Poets Co-op TV Show Episode 57 features Lynda La Rocca and Wayne Gilbert performing at the Deer Pile upstairs from City O’ City in Denver, Colorado, on June 8, 2012. This performance was part of the the Liquid Light Press One Year Anniversary Party.


October 4, 2012

Colorado Life Magazine has accepted a poem by Julie Shavin for its Nov./Dec. issue. The publication seeks submissions of poetry, stories (including non-fiction) and photographs. The current issue features art and writing related to Durango, Niwot, Grand Junction, and other locations. http://www.coloradolifemagazine.com.

October 4, 2012

Poetry West's Vice-President, Julie Shavin, will judge poetry written by Pueblo Mental Health Institute patients. Poetry and art selections will be featured in their 2013 calendar.

October 4, 2012

Joe Hutchison has three poems in the new anthology from FutureCycle Press,American Society: What Poets See.

October 4, 2012

To read David Mason’s “Teaching Poetry Through Art: Notes on the Ekphrastic” click on http://www.coloradohumanities.org/blog/david-masons-blog

October 2, 2012

Beth Paulson has poems in 2012 issues of The Kerf, Common Ground Review, Cloudbank, The Eleventh Muse, Wild Goose Review, Innisfree, The Chrysalis Reader, and Colorado Life Magazine. She also received Honorable Mention for her poem "Collage" in the 2012 Common Ground Review Contest.

September 30, 2012

Denver-based poet Daniel Klawitter has two poems in the inaugural 2012 Autumn issue of Bay Laurel Magazine:



September 30, 2012

Ashley Seitz Kramer is the featured poet for September on Steven D. Schroeder’s Anti-

September 30, 2012

Pikes Peak Arts Council Poetry Awards

At their annual awards ceremony, on Sept. 21st at Stargazer's Theater in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Arts Council announced Susan Peiffer as the region's Performance Poet of the Year. Julie K. Shavin was named Page Poet of the Year. The panels/juries had seven members each. Performances (three poems per poet, in shuffled rounds) took place in June, and page poetry was judged based upon four blind-read submissions per author.

September 24, 2012

Beth Paulson’s new book is Canyon Notes (Mt. Sneffels Press, 2012). Order it from their website at: http://mtsneffelspress.com/extended-catalog/#canyon
Also available in western Colorado local and regional bookstores.

September 23, 2012

Joy Sawyer's poem "Following the Piper: An American Elegy," a runner-up in the 2011 St. Petersburg Review contest, is now published in their new SPR]/i] 4/5 double issue.

September 22, 2012

Uche Ogjubi has two new poems up at Shadow Road Quarterly: "Coy Luna", http://www.shadowroad.org/?p=637 and "To Hell Tahitians!," a poem in response to the fanatic woman who attacked the Gauguin in DC a couple of years ago. http://www.shadowroad.org/?p=540

September 10, 2012

Read Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason’s poem on the Aurora shooting, “After the Last Shot,” at
http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|A_Poet_Contemplates_the_Aurora_Shooting Also, view his poem on the Waldo Canyon fire at: http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|The_Fires_A_Poem

September 10, 2012

David Mason’s “Horse People,” originally in Southwest Review, was reprinted as September 3’s poem on Poetry Daily. http://poems.com/poem.php?date=15587

September 3, 2012

M. D. Friedman has made available some readings from the Poets Coop TV show: Asa Lott at

Roseanna Frechette at

and Roseanna Frechette and Asa Lott at

August 26, 2012

Karen Glenn's new book of poems,Night Shift (Raven and Crow Press), is now available
on amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Night-Shift-Karen-Glenn/dp/0615667082/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346001315&sr=8-1&keywords=Karen+Glenn+Night+Shift
Karen's poems have been published in journals from Poetry Northwest to Chattahoochee Review. North American Review nominated her for a Pushcart Prize, and she has read her poetry on NPR's All Things Considered.
To read a sampling of her poems, visit her website at http://www.karenglennpoetry.wordpress.com

August 16, 2012

Pikes Peak Arts Council has announced the nominees for its poetry awards, 2012. Winners will be named at the Sept. 21st event, which will offer art shows and live music. See ppac@pikespeakartscouncil.org. In alphabetical order by first name: Performance Poetry:
E. Mallary McHenry, Jim Ciletti, Susan Peiffer; Page Poetry: Julie K. Shavin, Malcolm McCollum, Rebekah Shardy.

August 14, 2012

Kathleen Willard’s "Hummingbirds" & "Evolution" appeared in Matter (Spring 2012) and "It Was" in Bombay Gin Spring 2012.

Her poetry manuscript The Next Noise is Our Hearts was a finalist in the Many Voices Project of New Rivers Press and her poem "Theory of Flight, Circa 1704" won Arapahoe Community College Writer's Studio Contest this spring.

She also received a fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center, an artist colony, in Johnson, Vermont, for the month of October.

August 9, 2012

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo needs a volunteer judge for their annual calendar of art and poetry. See "Announcements" for details.

August 9, 2012

Uche Ogbuji has a poem in New Sun Rising on the occasion of the US vs Japan Olympic gold medal soccer match.

July 28, 2012

The Poetry Society of Colorado are poets that meet for workshops, temporarily, at Lakewood’s Saint Paul's Episcopal Church {9200 West Tenth Avenue} at 10:00 am, the third Saturday of each month. Check out poetrysocietyofcolorado.org. for contests. Contact: Cheryl Wilkie 303-422-3986

July 19, 2012

Julie Shavin won a 2nd Honorable Mention in a National State Federation of Poetry Societies contest. Her poem addressed the issue of religious bigotry within an otherwise beautiful, tiny rural town an hour east of Atlanta, Ga., where she lived for three years in the mid-80's.

June 27, 2012

Colorado poets with work in Art Goodtimes’ “Way of the Mountain” in the June, 2012, Mountain Gazette, include Jim Ciletti, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and Valerie Haugen.

June 10, 2012

Daniel Klawitter has a new poem, "Repent!", just published in The Journal Of South Texas English Studies:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9S8KSVlrc-LaTdoUjR1RzluelE/edit?pli=1 He also has a poem, "My Father's Offhand Reply," now up, after a published print-version, on the People's Tribune website: http://www.peoplestribune.org/PT.2012.05/PT.2012.05.10.shtml

June 10, 2012

Jessy Randall’s new book, Injecting Dreams into Cows, is now available from Red Hen Press, P O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114, or http://www.redhen.org

May 24, 2012

If you haven't heard Wayne A. Gilbert read a poem, Liquid Light Press has an example on Youtube.

May 23, 2012

Uche Ogbuji has an interview and two poems on Scree Magazine (Blurb on feature: http://scree.co/?p=309; Journal: http://scree.co/?page_id=323
He also has a poem, "A heart to break for longing," at Blind Oracle Press (http://blindoraclepress.
wordpress.com/issue-i/a-heart-to-break-for-longing-uche-ogbuji, twin poems in String Poet. (http://www.stringpoet.com/2011/12/translation-uche-ogbuji/), “Manna in the Maxim Gun" in Unsplendid (http://www.unsplendid.com/4-1/4-1_ogbuji_manna_frames.htm), and "Endo" in The Mountain Gazette (http://www.mountaingazette.com/mountain-culture/poetry/way-of-the-mountain-185/

May 22, 2012

Joseph Hutchison’s 13th collection of poems, Thread of the Real, is now available directly from Conundrum Press. It will be available from Amazon in a couple of weeks. [http://store.samizdatgroup.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=99.]

May 21, 2012

“The Laurel Crown,” a section of Dan Beachy-Quick’s prose book Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales, is posted as the May 21 Poetry Daily feature:

May 17, 2012

Lynda LaRocca’s third poetry collection, Spiral, was just published by M.D. Friedman's Liquid Light Press. The book is available through Lynda for $14.70 per copy (that includes postage and handling). Checks can be sent to: Lynda La Rocca, P.O. Box 28, Twin Lakes, CO 81251. Friedman’s website for Liquid Light is http://www.liquidlightpress.com, for online orders.

May 15, 2012

Jared Smith has work in or accepted by The Paterson Review, two poems in The Same, four in Wilderness House Review, and one in the e-zine, Poetrybay.

May 14, 2012

An interview of Barbara Ellen Sorensen by Rachel Dacus, “An Uncomfortable Closeness to God,” appear in Fringe Magazine: http://www.fringemagazine.org/lit/features/barbara-ellen-sorensen-an-uncomfortable-closeness-to-god/

May 14, 2012

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has one of her Rumi poems in The Nervous Breakdown:

May 7, 2012

Denver poet Daniel Klawitter has a new poem, "Catching Chickens", that has been published at Pulse: Voices From The Heart Of Medicine. You can read it online here:

April 5, 2012

On the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene blog dated April 5, 2012, Ralph Pennel reviews the newly released The Collected Poems of Jared Smith which, Pennel writes, “encapsulates the vastness of his ethic and vision.”

March 19, 2012

Dan Beachy-Quick’s prose collection, Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales, is now out from Milkweed Press. http://www.milkweed.org/shop/product/270

March 17, 2012

Jared Smith’s The Collected Poems of Jared Smith: 1971-2011 has finally been released by NYQ Books. It’s available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, et. al. but Jared tries to encourage people to go through Small Press Distribution which “is generally friendlier to the independent press.”


March 12, 2012

See/hear excerpts from Ariella Ruth on the Poets Co-op TV Episode 49. This show was recorded on March 11, 2012, at the CCTV Studio at Catalyst High School in Lafayette, Colorado. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IQvPqVQkKo&feature=youtube.com

Go to http://www.videopoetry.org to see/hear Megan Freeman, Veronica Patterson, Maggie Rowlett, Anita Jepson-Gilbert, Katherine West, Jack Collom, Wayne Gilbert, Elizabeth Robinson, Jared Smith, Lynn Emanuel and others from Poets Co-op TV
Show in Lafayette.

March 2, 2012

A review of Wendy Videlock's work, and a sampling of her poems appear on the pages at Poetry International

February 21, 2012

William Winfield Wright’s chapbook, Cosmonauts (Wormwood Chapbooks, 2012) is now available from the publisher and Rough Writers Press at http://www.wormwoodchapbooks.org

February 20, 2012

Pamela Uschuk of Bayfield won the 10th annual War Poetry Contest for a group of poems. She received $2,000 from Winning Writers who have sponsored the contest for ten years and are now retiring it.

February 20, 2012

Pamela Uschuk's new collection of poetry is Wild in the Plaza of Memory, (Wings Press, San Antonio, 2012). Hear/see "Horoscope" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1RLfjU99vA and "White Phosphorus after Hanukkah" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03tvrz6mpU8

January 20, 2012

Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined, edited by Madelyn Garner and Andrea L. Watson, is now available at 3 Taos Press for $17 + $4 for shipping/mailing (PO Box 370627, Denver, CO 80237). Colorado poets included in the anthology are Pattiann Rogers, Joseph Hutchinson, Kathleen Cain, Jessy Randall and Cheryl Loetscher.