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Poetry: Colorado & Regional Poets

Use this guide to learn more about poetry books, journals, genres, websites, internet publications, contests, awards, and much more...

Colorado Poets in Tutt Library

In addition to the book titles (below), you can find a number of fine print, limited editon chapbooks and broadsides of poetry by regional and Colorado poets in Tutt Library's Special Collections, and by going to the webpage for The Press at Colorado College.

Former Colorado Poet Laureate: CC's Dave Mason

Poet David Mason Outdoors, 2012.jpg

In addition to the National Poet Laureate, many states select one poet with the honor of serving as their state Poet Laureate.  A recent Colorado Poet Laureate was David Mason, who served from 2014-2016, while also teaching poetry writing workshops and Literature courses at Colorado College.

Photo by Christine Mason

Books written or edited by David Mason:

Regional Poetry Anthologies, Collections & Journals @ Tutt Library

Poetry @ Colorado College

Here are a few sites you can access for more information about (or becoming involved in) literary/poetic events, publications, etc., at Colorado College

Pikes Peak Poet Laureate

Susan M. Peiffer is the current Pike's Peak Poet Laureate for 2016-2018.  Susan Peiffer is a published and nationally recognized poet who studied creative writing and theology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Since relocating to Colorado Springs in 2012, Susan has become deeply invested in the local poetry community. Currently the Program Director of Hear Here Poetry, she has facilitated several workshops and classes on different aspects of writing and performance, was named the RAW Colorado Springs Artist of the Year, and was the recipient of three Pikes Peak Arts Council awards for excellence in performance poetry and leadership.

Colorado Poetry Organizations, Societies, & Websites

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