Announcements

If you have a literary announcement to make, please contact the CPC at rwendellking@comcast.net (Bob King, Colorado Poets Center)


Colorado Book Awards Finalists 2014

The 2014 Colorado Book Award finalists in Poetry are:
Little Oblivion by Susan Allspaw (Elixir Press), Natural Takeover of Small Things by Tim Z. Hernandez (The University of Arizona Press), and Seven by Sheryl Luna (3: A Taos Press)

For Poetry/Chapbook: Finding Cassiopeia by Frank H. Coons (Lithic Press), Hyacinth by Kyle Harvey (Lithic Press), and
Ndewo, Colorado by Uche Ogbuji (Aldrich Press).


Position Open in Creative Writing


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


CPC on Facebook

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


Fischer Poetry Prize Deadline


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:

http://telluridearts.org/mark-fischer-poetry-prize/


Lois Bebe Hayna Wins Award

Lois Beebe Hayna, who is now 101, has just been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Author’s League. More info coming on Author’s League site soon


ACC Writers Studio Literary Festival

Coming April 16: Workshops and Readings at the ACC Writers Studio 9th Literary Festival.

Join AWP Nonfiction award winner Jill Christman, AuthorU Judith Brilles, National Endowment of the Arts recipient and past winner of the Yale Series for Younger Poets Award Leslie Ullman, award-winning poet, novelist, teacher, editor, and reviewer Bill Tremblay, and award-winning fiction writer and poet Seth Brady Tucker for a day of Workshop, Readings, Food, and Networking.

$45 for full day workshops, reading, and lunch.
$25 for morning or afternoon workshop, reading, and lunch.
$20 for students.
RSVP writerstudio@arapahoe.edu by April 16. Call Kathryn Winograd 303 797 5815 for details

Go to ACC Writers Studio's 9th Literary Festival webpage for all the details http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/writers-studio/writers-studio-9th-annual-literary-festival




World Poetry

The Poetry Foundation announces:
The eight new titles in the Poets in the World series offer English-speaking audiences a rare glimpse at the work
 of contemporary poets who have shaped literary traditions from around the globe, from Africa to Europe, Iraq to China, and beyond. A project of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute the Poets in the World series collaborates with a range of American publishers to produce eight new titles that advance readership for world poetry:
Another English: Anglophone Poems from Around the World, editors Catherine Barnett and
Tiphanie Yanique (Tupelo Press)
Elsewhere, editor Eliot Weinberger (Open Letter Books)
Fifteen Iraqi Poets, editor Dunya Mikhail (New Directions)
New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry, editor Ming Di (Tupelo Press)
Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America, editors Raul Zúrita and Forrest
Gander (Copper Canyon Press)
Seven New Generation African Poets, editors Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani (Slapering Hol
Press)
Something Indecent: Poems Recommended by Eastern European Poets, editor Valzhyna Mort
(Red Hen Press)
The Star by My Head: Poets from Sweden, editors Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström
(Milkweed Editions)

“Among the poets invited to edit books in Poets in the World series are former political prisoners, refugees and writers who know from personal experience about the power of language and the consequences that poets may pay for sharing their work in their home countries,” says series editor Ilya Kaminsky. “We hope that these compelling stories not only bring unique perspectives to American poetry, but alert our readers to how much is at stake for a poet in other parts of the world.”


Krysl Co-Edits Sestina Book

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.


Former UNC Prof. New Novel

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.”


Call for Submissions

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.


Aurora's First Poet Laureate

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.


Rocky Mountain Poetry Series Planned

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


Colorado Life Magazine Theme

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.


In Memoriam


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!


Stephen Beal: In Memoriam

Stephen Beal (1939-2010) was a fabric artist and poet located in Loveland. His first book of poetry The Very Stuff (Interweave Press, 1995), each of whose poems was inspired by a shade of embroidery floss, was awarded the 1997 Colorado Book Award in Poetry and sold over seven thousand copies. His second book, Suddenly Speaking Babylonian (Hanging Loose Press, 2004), was a nominee for the same award in 2005. He was represented in the critically acclaimed group exhibition, "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery," at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2007. In 2008 Beal was the recipient of the Lillian Elliott Award for Excellence in Fiber Art, presented at the Textile Society of America Symposium by the Lillian Elliott Award Board. His work, thankfully, remains and he was afforded the pleasure of knowing of his successes. (Bob King)


50 Best Books Since 1950

Joe Hutchison has started a 50-Best-Books-Published-Since-1950 list to which you are invited to contribute. Visit http://perpetualbird.
blogspot.com/ entry for Oct. 17, 2013, for full set of rules but know now you can only choose one book and no selected or collected volumes; you must include a pithy paragraph about why this book wowed you; you must provide title, author, publishers, year of publication, and an Internet link for current purchase. Read the full rules and email your choice (after proofreading carefully) to joe [at] jhwriter[dot] com.

So far Joe has selected William Stafford’s The Rescued Year; Padma Thornlyre has listed Kazantzakis’ The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel; Kathleen Cain has listed Seamus Heaney’s Death of a Naturalist; Cheryl Loetscher listed Wendell Berrty’s The Country of Marriage, and Bob King has listed James Wright’s The Branch Will Not Break.


Smith on Board of New York Quarterly

Jared Smith has just been accepted as a Board Member of the New York Quarterly. In the 1970s and 80s, Smith served on 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.”


In Memoriam: Michael Adams

Michael Adams died on September 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

Michael was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the steel town of Homestead. Colorado has been his home for over 30 years.

Mike’s life and work were a reflection of his own intellectual curiosity and varied interests. He spent four years as a steelworker at the Duquesne works while he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, and a Master’s degree in planning. He continued his education at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. Mike also pursued a Zen meditation practice, which informed and shaped his later artistic activities.

After his stint as a steelworker, Mike worked as an urban planner, mountaineering guide, teacher, and natural resource manager. His recent career included work for Boulder County Open Space as a natural resource manager, and as a faculty advisor for the Masters’ program in Adventure Education at Prescott University.

His diverse work experience and upbringing left him with a lifelong passion for issues of social, economic, and environmental justice and a love for the natural world. Mike spent much time hiking and exploring in the mountains of Colorado. He especially loved being at the cabin he built in the Wet Mountains.

Michael was very active in poetry and the arts, both locally and regionally. He was active in, and for a time chaired, the Lafayette, Colorado Cultural Arts Commission. Mike was himself an accomplished and highly regarded poet and writer. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies, including The Pedestal, PoLarity, The Midwest Quarterly, Pilgrimage, Mad Blood, Hunger and Thirst, and Desert Shovel. He was also an accomplished musician and clawhammer banjo player, and often merged his poetry with music. He was a Guest Artist with Art From Ashes, and performed on radio and television across the country, either alone or as part of the poetry group The Free Radical Railroad. Throughout his life, Mike stayed true to his roots, his principles and his beliefs, and advocated tirelessly on behalf of justice and equality, in his poetry, in his music and in his life.

Michael published seven books of poetry: Steel Valley, If You Can Still Dance With It: Stone Belly and Cold Mountain, Whistleblowers: The Free Radical Railroad, Broken Hand Peak, Underground: Free Radical Railroad, Blue Flowered Lettuce, and Hardscrabble, and edited another, Singing This Great Body Together: In Remembrance of September 11, 2011.He was the winner of the 2007 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize.

Michael was deeply loved and respected by everyone who knew him for his greatness of spirit, his kindness and humility, his rectitude and intellectual honesty, and the thoughtfulness and integrity with which he approached everyone around him and everything he did. Those who knew him will always remember his wise counsel, his good cheer around the campfire, his hearty laugh, his poetry, and his banjo playing and singing. His friends regarded him as their brother, and his community of family and friends will miss him deeply.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife Claire, mother Martha, mother-in-law Margaret, sister Jeanne and her partner Lavon, brother Mark and wife Lynne, sister-in-law Colleen and husband Ray, brother-in-law Dan and his wife Li-Piin, nephews Andy and wife LeeAnn, Kaleb and wife Loretta and great-nephew Jakob, niece Heather and husband Simon and great nephew Dylan, faithful canine companion Terra, a large extended family and his many, many friends.

Donations in Mike’s honor can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, http://www.lls.org, or Community Food Share, http://www.communityfoodshare.org.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Lafayette at 2 o’clock p.m.


Colorado Poets Center Now on Facebook

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!


New Colorado Poetry Series

A New Monthly Poetry Series!
When: First Thursday evenings, October through May, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Who: Nationally or regionally known Colorado poets as featured performers. Audience members are invited to come up to the stage for the open reading to follow.

Where: At the historic Sherbino Theater in Ridgway $5.00 adults, all students are teachers free. *

How: Sponsored by the Ridgway Chautauqua Society, the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, Mosaic Community Project, the Ouray Public Library and the Ridgway library. Directed by local writers Kierstin Bridger and Beth Paulson.

2013-14 Schedule
Oct 3: Wendy Videlock, Grand Junction
Nov 7: Mark Todd, Western Colorado State
Dec 5: Rosemerry Trommer
Jan 9: Chris Ransick, Arapahoe Community College
Feb 6: Student/Youth
Mar 6: Pamela Uschuk and William Root, Durango, editors Cutbank
Apr 3: Lois Lopez, Mesa University, Grand Junction
May1: Ruth Ellen Kocher, University of Colorado, Boulder


*WE WILL BE OFFERING A BARD CARD During OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.
A cool $20 will get you a series pass for all 8 months! This means That each performance will only cost $2.50 if you aren’t a student or teacher, in which case you pay NADA!

Please contact Kierstin at kbbridger@me.com
or Beth at bpaulson@ouraynet.com for more information


Call for Submissions

A Call for Submissions has beenissued by
Chase Erwin, publisher of OSSUARY WHISPERS, based in Grand Junction, CO. “We publish poetry in the following sub-genres: experimental, political, historical, war.
The publication is in physical format only at this time, but I do have a webpage up with info and a contact link:

ossuarywhispers.wordpress.com

Thank you all so much in advance for your submissions, and please keep them under 150 words. Electronic submissions are preferred. Send them in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format.”


Kocher Nominated for National Book Award

Ruth Ellen Kocher’s book, domina Un/blued, has just (June 19, 2013) been nominated for a National Book Award.


Smith Editor of New Mag

Jared Smith is the Poetry Editor of a new national literary quarterly coming out online. The journal is Turtle Island Quarterly, and submissions should be made through the website at http://turtleislandpoetry.tumblr.com/info The first issue will be available online as of June 1st. If you wish to submit poems for consideration, please review the guidelines and essay on what we are looking for, as well as the selections we have made for the first issue at the website anytime after June 1st through the link provided. Next reading period: Nov. 2 - Dec. 21.


ACC Winners Annouced

The 2013 ACC Annual poetry contest has been announced. First polace in poetry went to Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for "Doce Pequeños de Nicaragua."
"Her clear, simple style and her confidence let the words speak for themselves. Rosemerry Trommer
'is a chanteuse of the heart,' says poet Art Goodtimes. She has served two terms as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate and authored and edited thirteen books. Her work has been widely anthologized and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, in O Magazine, on back alley fences, in her children’s lunchboxes, and on rocks she leaves around town. She leads poetry workshop and performs with the poetry troupe, EAR. Favorite one-word mantra: Adjust.
For Poety in 2nd place: "Polemic in Blue" by Rosanne Sterne.
"Her attempt to imaginatively inhabit the painting is ambitious and thorough. Sterne is a poet, watercolorist, and flutist whose love of bright colors and musical lyricism finds its way into her poetic work. Rosanne’s poetry has been widely published in literary magazines, and her first book of poems, Dancing in the Gaps, was published in 2010 by Finishing Line Press. Rosanne is a graduate of Harvard University where she studied poetry with Alan Williamson. She was the recipient of Harvard’s David McCord Prize for creativity. When not creating, Rosanne is a Consultant to Foundations specializing in arts and culture. She lives in Littleton, Colorado with her family.

Poetry Finalists
Ricardo Bogaert-Alvarez: Wild Pigs, and Water for My Mind
Constance Boyle: what we leave behind, this round, another world, and the sounds of our night;
Anita Jepson Gilbert: A Delicate Invasion
Vicki Mandell-King: A Charm of Hummingbirds, and A Plea For An Other Than Mind
Jack Martin: Murder
Sandra McGarry: Enough of Sea

Marilyn Krysl was the final poetry judge.


Saner Lifetime Achievement Award

Reg Saner received the first Chamberlain Award for Lifetime Poetic Achievement at the Chamberlain Poetry Festival in April at Carbondale. For more information on Saner, see his pages on this site.


Abeyta New Western Slope Laureate

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


Poetry West Seeking Sponsors

Poetry West, in Colorado Springs, is seeking underwriters, at $20 and up, for its literary magazine, The Eleventh Muse. Poetry West is seeking grants, which may or may not be awarded, so if you would like to advertise your business card, or name and books, etc., we welcome you to the underwriter section, end-book, which WILL be seen, and produced tastefully. For more information on levels of sponsorship, please contact PW Vice-President Julianza Shavin: julianza@comcast.net or 719-375-1200. After April 8th, you may also contact PW President Loring Wirbel: lwirbel@gmail.com or 970-330-7488.


Now Accepting Submissions: Fruita Pulp

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

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

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


Hardung Chosen Ft. Collins Laureate

Wolverine Farm Publishing is proud to present their 2nd Fort Collins Poet Laureate Jason Hardung. Jason got his start writing for skateboard magazines. Since then his work has appeared in hundreds of literary journals and magazines including: 3AM, Chiron Review, Evergreen Review, Word Riot, Thrasher Magazine, New York Quarterly, Boneshaker, Matter Journal and Monkey Bicycle. He has been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of The Web. His first full length book of poetry, The Broken and the Damned, came out on Epic Rites Press in 2009. His second, The Names of Lost Things was released in June of 2012 on Lummox Press. He has been an editor for Wolverine Farm Publishing and the Front Range Review in Ft. Collins, Colorado where he lives in a commune with seven other people. He still has that parakeet he found outside one night in sub-zero temperatures. The one whose feet fell off three months later from frost bite, but don’t worry, it still sings.

Wolverine Press started the Laureate project in 2011 to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of poetry in Fort Collins.


Talking Gourds Poetry Club

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


Want to Be a Sponsor?

Poetry West hopes to publish its anthology, The Eleventh Muse, again in 2013. If an individual poet or business would be interested in underwriting the anthology at any amount, with mention of your name or more included, please contact Julie Shavin: julianza@comcast.net. Costs include the advertising/call for entries, printing, and mailing of copies.


New Book from Liquid Light

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


Rocky Mountain Poetry Series

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


Hutchison Chapbook Available

Joseph Hutchison’s chapbook The Earth-Boat is available until Dec. 18 for pre-ordering at the Word Press website:
http://foldedchaps.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/pre-order-the-earth-boat/

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


Greenfuse Seeks Old, New Members

The Green Fuse Poetic Arts Association announces it is time for old and new members and friends to mail in forms and dues for 2013. Member/friendship information and forms can be found on the Green Fuse website http://www.greenfusepoeticarts.org

Green Fuse now only publishes short collections by GF members. If you wish to submit work, join or renew as you do so. IMPROV Anthology of Grass Roots Poets will be entirely devoted to publishing work by GF members and friends starting in 2013.


Denver's Lighthouse Writers Workshop

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

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

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


Liquid Light Press Chapbook Sought

Liquid Light Press announces what they are currently looking for:
"Chapbook size sequences of poetry with transcendent themes synergistic with our mission. The collection should be easily readable in one sitting. The manuscript should be from 20-25 pages of poetry in length when printed in a 12 point font on 8.5" X 11" inch paper. The poetry should demonstrate a maturity of craft in service of the poem and stand well on the page. We are interested primarily in poems that work best on the printed page. (It is suggested that you submit your performance focused works in mp3 format to our partner site, http://www.mp3poetry.org.)

Mission Statement: “Our mission is to promote the artistic sharing of the human journey to consciousness and inner experiences difficult to express in linear vocabulary. We publish poetry that landmarks spiritual evolution, is attentive to the moment and reminds us of everyday miracles. We were proud to produce Liquid Light Press Premium Chapbook First Editions and e-books for global distribution. We are thrilled to now present Rachel Kellum's first book of poetry, ah. Coming up next, Catalyst by Jeremy Martin and then Of Eyes and Iris by Erika Moss Gordon.”
http://liquidlightpress.com/index.html


Poetry Society of Colorado

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 or other info. Contact Cheryl Wilkie 303-422-3986


Performance Poetry at Ziggies

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month is time for Performance Poetry at Ziggies (4923 West 38th Avenue in Denver) led by published poet Julie Cummings. Sign up as early as 6 p.m.. Featured poet at 6:15 followed by open readings.
http://www.JulieCummingsPoetry.com


Just Sayin' Series

“Just Sayin’ Poetry and Open Mic Community,” Denver's only queer-centric, straight-friendly, community-based, poetry and open mic, announces regular readings “where anyone can read poetry, announce events, or perform in any fashion,” on the first and last Friday of every month at 7 p.m. in the upstairs bar at EDEN, 3090 Downing Street.
Visit them at their website: http://www.justsayincommunity.webs.com and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/371344546218539/


Loveland Writer's Circle

The Loveland Writer’s Circle will meet monthly to share work by reading in an intimate atmosphere. Call Jeanne and Leo at 970-593-1203 or Katherine and Jeff at 970-214-8766 or email greenfuseporess@yahoo.com for more information.


Loveland Critique Group

Poetry Critique Group meets on the second Saturday of every month from 11-1 p.m. in the Daz Bog Cafe conference room at 5th and Lincoln in downtown Loveland, across the street from the Loveland Museum. The event is free and all are welcome. Copies are a good idea if feedback is desire.


GJ Writers' Forum Site

The Grand Junction-based Western Colorado Writers’ Forum has a website providing information on their writers’ conference, events and classes, ongoing programs, and a lot more. Visit them at:
http://www.westerncoloradowriters.org/

Also, a 24-minute video of the Writers’ Forum fall conference, “The Language of This Land,” is available at: http://vimeo.com/34622096


Innisfree Bookstore on Facebook

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


Denver Poetry Community

The Denver Poetry Community is a Facebook site with news of readings and activities including Slam Nuba, Laptop Poetry, Art from Ashes, Mercury Cafe and many more. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=130804653598842


Weekly Reading Series

Two Colorado weekly reading series that happen so quickly we can't always update the particulars: --On Thursdays from 7-9 p.m: Weekly reading series at Boulder’s Innisfree Poetry Bookstore (1203 13th St. Ste A.) (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Innisfree-Poetry-Bookstore-Cafe/152102094837613) --On Sundays at 8 p.m.: Poetry Slam at Denver’s Mercury Café (2199 California St.). $5 (http://www.mercurycafe.com/poetry.html)



Poetry Show on Radio

Just a reminder: "The Poetry Show" with Dona Stein is now an hour long and airs every first and third Sunday from 6-7 p.m. at 88.9fm or http://www.krfcfm.org. See "Readings" for specific shows.


Poets' Co-Op TV Archived

Past appearances of Colorado and national poets on the Poets’ Co-Op TV show are archived at http://www.videopoetry.org. Readers include Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, SETH, Katherine West and Jeff Finer, Jared Smith, Evan Oakley, Lynn Emanuel, M. D. Friedman, and Sandy Tseng.