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A Confluence of Cultures: An Introduction to the Community Section

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 15:27, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 10:31
One popular vision of Colorado presents a region of open spaces where a lone man rides into the setting sun. He is strong, silent, and through individual effort manages to save the girl, bring in the cattle, and haul the “bad guys” off to jail, all before the credits roll. This is the individualist...

Making Sense of Here: An Introduction to the Place Section

Added by yongli on 02/16/2017 - 10:15, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 09:02
Colorado is quite a place. Thousands of residents and visitors have arrived independently at that insight, without the guidance of experts. Through the verticality of the state’s mountains, the horizontality of its plains, and the dynamic mixture of verticality and horizontality in the exposed...

Art Goodtimes

Added by yongli on 12/12/2018 - 15:02, last changed on 11/07/2019 - 11:18
Art Goodtimes of Norwood won a Colorado Council on the Arts poetry fellowship 29 years ago and served two years as Western Slope Poet Laureate. His most recent book is Looking South to Lone Cone: the Cloud Acre Poems (Sedona, AZ: Western Eye Press, 2013). Poems Skinning the Elk “There’s a whole lot...

Colorado

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 12:08, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 13:30
Colorado, “the Centennial State,” was the thirty-eighth state to enter the Union on August 1, 1876. Its diverse geography encompasses 104,094 square miles of the American West and includes swathes of the Great Plains , southern Rocky Mountains , and the Colorado Plateau. Colorado has an average...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 10/18/2019 - 10:11
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Boulder , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were...

David Mason

Added by yongli on 01/23/2019 - 14:54, last changed on 10/15/2019 - 12:26
David Mason’s books of poems include The Buried Houses (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), The Country I Remember (winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award), and Arrivals. His verse novel, Ludlow , was published in 2007 and named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry...

Jared Smith

Added by yongli on 01/27/2019 - 17:03, last changed on 10/02/2019 - 01:07
Jared Smith is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry. His work has appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies here and abroad. He is Poetry Editor of Turtle Island Quarterly (e-zine,) and has worked on the editorial staff of The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News , and The...

Joseph Hutchison

Added by yongli on 12/12/2018 - 13:31, last changed on 02/13/2019 - 12:24
Joseph Hutchison, Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014–2019), is the award-winning author of seventeen poetry collections, including The World As Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015; The Satire Lounge; Marked Men; Thread of the Real ; and Bed of Coals . He has co-edited two poetry anthologies—the...

Juliana Aragón Fatula

Added by yongli on 12/11/2018 - 16:03, last changed on 07/11/2019 - 01:07
Juliana Aragón Fatula, a southern Colorado native and a member of the Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Foundation, won the High Plains Book Festival Poetry Award 2016 for her second book, Red Canyon Falling on Churches . Her first book, Crazy Chicana in Catholic City , published by Conundrum...

Kierstin Bridger

Added by Greg Vogl on 09/25/2018 - 10:27, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 10:20
Kierstin Bridger is a Colorado writer who divides her time between Ridgway and Telluride . She is author of two books: Women Writing the West's 2017 WILLA Award-winning Demimonde (Lithic Press) and All Ember (Urban Farmhouse Press). She is a winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize , the 2015 ACC...

Peter Anderson

Added by Greg Vogl on 09/25/2018 - 16:28, last changed on 02/13/2019 - 13:39
Peter Anderson’s most recent books include Heading Home: Field Notes (Conundrum Press, 2017), a collection of flash prose and prose poems exploring rural life and the modern day eccentricities of the American West; Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon (Lithic Press, 2015), an anthology of Grand...

Rita Brady Kiefer

Added by yongli on 12/12/2018 - 16:26, last changed on 02/13/2019 - 13:41
Rita Brady Kiefer has published two full-length poetry collections— Nesting Doll, finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and Crossing Borders —and three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Face to Face (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Hunger...

Veronica Patterson

Added by yongli on 01/24/2019 - 13:54, last changed on 02/13/2019 - 13:46
Veronica Patterson’s most recent full-length poetry collection is Sudden White Fan (Cherry Grove Collections, 2018). Others include How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University, 1987), Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press Poetry Prize, 2000), Thresh & Hold (Gell Poetry Prize, 2009), & it...

Wendy Videlock

Added by yongli on 01/27/2019 - 15:25, last changed on 09/30/2019 - 01:07
Wendy Videlock is a writer, visual artist, teacher, and a life-long student of the world. She lives on the Western Slope of Colorado in Palisade . Her books include Nevertheless (San Jose, CA: Able Muse Press, 2011) , Slingshots & Love Plums (San Jose, CA: Able Muse Press,...
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