Congratulations to Joseph Hutchison, new Colorado Poet Laureate! The Colorado Independent reports: Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Colorado’s eighth and newest poet laureate today, Joseph Hutchinson, a Colorado native who lives in Indian Hills. A former poet in the schools, Hutchinson said that great public school teachers fostered his love of poetry. “They were the ones who […]
This week on The Humble Essayist… The featured paragraph (and accompanying commentary) is from Kathryn Winograd‘s essay “Birds and Nietzsche” from her collection Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation. Check it out here. *** “Here is my image of you: standing on our precarious rocking chair, me steadying it, and you rolling the naked bird so lightly from your […]
Kathryn Winograd, author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, will be doing a reading with Theresa Crater, author of The Star Family, Friday, October 10th at Book Bar Denver, 4280 Tennyson Street. She and Theresa will also be reading Saturday, November 22nd at Broadway Book Mall, 200 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209.
“Phantom Canyon [by Kathryn Winograd] is a rich read, not an easy one. It can be almost painfully introspective, and is occasionally so abstract as to almost come untethered. Almost. It always lands safely, grounded by earth and life itself. The narrative has a rhythm like a heartbeat, a pulsing meditation on how to live with […]
“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou, RIP 5.28.14 We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns To a destination where all signs tell us It is possible and imperative that we learn A brave and startling truth And when […]
A beautiful short film, written by Ian Cooke, in which a small flying mammal attempts to win the heart of a large flightless bird. Cassowary and Fruit Bat from Adam Singer on Vimeo.
Come hear David Rothman, author of Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains and Ski Towns, read at Colorado Mountain Club in Golden. He’ll be sharing the stage with legendary photographer John Fielder for an evening of drinks, words, and art. Join the fun. Wednesday, May 21st 6-9 p.m. Colorado Mountain Club 710 10th Street, Suite […]
A letter from Kathryn Winograd, author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation: (She only needs 6 more sponsors to start her project! Help her reach her goal!) Hey, Friends! About a month ago, I got contacted by Dan Fletcher at Beacon, a platform for reader-supported journalism. (You can find out about Dan and Beacon here at […]
Another excellent craft essay from The Missouri Review: “Writing Beyond Good: Crafting Memorable Characters” by Q Lindsey Barrett. All of QLB’s tips, tricks, and examples are helpful toward creating strong, memorable characters (and added to my list of required reading!), but here are my three favorites: Create a Character Journal: “Tap into your character’s desire […]
When JD Frey and David Rothman share a stage for comedy, who knows what will happen! Caleb Seeling will also share about publishing literature of the American West. Join us at 7:30pm tonight, May 5th, at the Bas Blue Theater in Fort Collins. Be sure to check out JD Frey’s poetry collection, Umbrellas Or Else, […]