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Lyricless: In Honor of National Poetry Month

April 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Blog, Chris Ransick | Comments Off on Lyricless: In Honor of National Poetry Month

Lyricless: In Honor of National Poetry Month

For National Poetry Month, Conundrum Press has asked our poets, writers, and contributors to offer their thoughts on poetry. We will be publishing reflections throughout the month. Chris Ransick: Imagine a world without poetry. Go ahead, try it. It’s difficult to do. Begin at the beginning, then. A small band of early human beings huddle […]

Lost Songs & Last Chances

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, New Releases, Poetry | Comments Off on Lost Songs & Last Chances

Lost Songs & Last Chances

This collection from Denver’s former poet laureate pulses with surprising turns and playful language. The book’s complex weave of individual, highly readable pieces collected into suites presents an invitation to the reader to absorb the book as greater than the sum of its parts. Tom Ferril’s Mandolin From these rooms, your notes would fall through […]

Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Chris Ransick, Poetry | Comments Off on Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, is the author of five books: Language for the Living and the Dead; Never Summer, Poems from Thin Air (Winner of the Colorado Book Award); A Return to Emptiness (Colorado Book Award finalist); Lost Songs & Last Chances; and Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams. Click here […]

Never Summer: Poems From Thin Air

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, Poetry | 4 Comments »

Never Summer: Poems From Thin Air

Never Summer speaks tenderly…layered so the perception of reality becomes almost super-real. This book is an everyday world where tragedy and bad news occasionally intrude. So does an ironic humor. Through all the ups and downs, there is a thread of confidence in the future, the belief that “we will build a lasting home.” Click […]

Language for the Living and the Dead

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, Poetry | 4 Comments »

Language for the Living and the Dead

Language for the Living and the Dead is a new collection of poetry by Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006 and winner of the Colorado Book Award. These hauntingly beautiful poems explore the tense, sometimes sloppy line between life and death, joy and despair, and how paying attention to the simple delights of good […]

A Return to Emptiness

September 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick | 1 Comment »

A Return to Emptiness

A Colorado Book Award finalist, A Return to Emptiness is a collection of short stories about life, loss, and love. In Ransick’s words, “Loss is common to us all, yet multifarious in individual experience. I wrote these stories not primarily to describe loss but to circumscribe it-which is to say that I drew a circle of narratives […]

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