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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
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
An Elevated View: Colorado Writers on Writing
Call Number: PS571.C6 J347 2011
Publication Date: 2011
These eclectic essays are a peek inside the minds of Colorado authors as they reflect on topics like the writing process, identity as shaped by place, and the stronghold of Colorado's history as a catalyst for creativity.
Poems from the Baca Grande: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Poetry West at the Baca
Call Number: PS571.C6 P6 2004
Publication Date: 2005
Includes poems by Rebecca Laroche, Jane Wampler, Clark C. Smith, Beth Ann Bassein, Gail Waldstein, Anita Jepson-Gilbert, Ron Noel, Liz Lewis, Price Strobridge, Lara Adams Gaydos, Janice Hays, Jenn Koiter, Lois Beebe Hayna, and Hal Gimpelson.
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
Leviathan: Poetry, Prose, Visual Art
A campus literary arts magazine published three times a year in print and online.
The Press at Colorado College
From its inception in 1978, The Press has served as a classroom for students interested in book arts and literature. Students at The Press learn to design books and broadsides, set type by hand and with the computer, make photopolymer plates, print on the letterpress, and bind books.
Thematic Minor in the Book
Colorado College offers a thematic minor in The Book (the past, present, and future of the written word in its material form).
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
Aspen Poets' Society
Poetry in e-motion: an electronic site for poets to share their original works with lovers of the written word
Center fro Literary Publishing
Home of Colorado Review, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, the Series in Contemporary Fiction, and Bonfire Press. The Center for Literary Publishing’s mission is two-fold: to publish contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and to offer graduate students opportunities to learn about and participate in literary publishing through a professional internship
Colorado: Academy of American Poets/Poets.org
This page in the Academy of American Poets website offers information on state poets, literary organizations, publications, etc.
Colorado Poetry (ColoradoPoetry) on Twitter
Follow for news, events, general info, quotes (esp. from poems), etc. re #Poetry from #Colorado.
Colorado State Poets Laureate
Information from the Main Reading Room, Library of Congress. Learn about past Poets, and the history of the position in Colorado.
Columbine Poets of Colorado
Columbine Poets of Colorado is a state poetry society affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. They sponsor both adult and student poetry contests every year, and offer a number of other services.
Hear, Here! Colorado Springs
for more information about Hear, Here! contact the Program Director and Curator, Susan Peiffer: email@example.com
Poetry Society of Colorado
Established in 1921, the PSC meets monthly in Denver. The website offers regional contests and links to national contests and other things of interest to writers & readers of poetry.
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