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The Year the Eggs Cracked

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in J Diego Frey, Poetry | Comments Off on The Year the Eggs Cracked

The Year the Eggs Cracked

Like a blindfolded fool who stands on a street corner giving out free hugs, this poetry collection has many oddly shaped gifts to offer. Maybe you’ll come away with a feeling of affection, maybe with some type of infection, but your relationship with modern poetry will be changed. We hope for the better. Praise for […]

Women Write The Rockies and Beyond Presents “A Celebration of International Women’s Day”

March 9th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Blog, Press | Comments Off on Women Write The Rockies and Beyond Presents “A Celebration of International Women’s Day”

Women Write The Rockies and Beyond Presents “A Celebration of International Women’s Day”

Women Write the Rockies and Arapahoe Community College’s Writers Studio will celebrate International Women’s Day with a poetry and fiction reading focusing on cultural identity and social awareness on Thursday (March 10) at the college’s main campus in Littleton. The event is being organized by Conundrum author Kathryn Winograd, Ph.D., and will also feature Conundrum […]

Letters From a Stranger

February 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, James Tipton, Poetry | Comments Off on Letters From a Stranger

Letters From a Stranger

James Tipton is the world’s preeminent surrealist beekeeper. At his home on a high mesa near Grand Junction, Colorado, he bottles 10,000 pounds of honey each year, and writes poetry in the tradition of Neruda, Vallejo, Breton, Blake, and Robert Bly, extending the vision of a world that is simultaneously real and magical. In Letters from […]

Women Write the Rockies Presents “The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”

January 16th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Blog, Press, Rebecca Snow | Comments Off on Women Write the Rockies Presents “The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”

Women Write the Rockies Presents “The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”

Two Conundrum Press authors will take part in a poetry and fiction reading—“The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”—presented by Women Write the Rockies today at Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House. The reading will take place today (Jan. 16) from 7 to 9 p.m., at 316 Willow Street, Fort Collins. Rebecca Snow, author of Glassmusic, and […]

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 […]

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Juliana Aragón Fatula, New Releases, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

Fatula uses a combination of nature, spirituality, myth, and ritual in this magical collection of poems. With no-holds-barred honesty, she shares her experiences of trying to escape the bonds of race and gender to prevail in an unjust world for a woman of color who writes. Praise for Fatula: “Juliana Aragón Fatula writes with craft […]

Snowstorm at Dawn: Reflections from Joseph Hutchison

February 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Snowstorm at Dawn: Reflections from Joseph Hutchison

Snowstorm at Dawn: Reflections from Joseph Hutchison

by Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate from Thread of the Real “It has snowed.” — Francis Ponge, Memoire d’un sojourn à les montagnes de Colorado Dawn seems an exaggeration: there’s a teeming dimness, a gloom or muffled glow alive with swirling palenesses. What light there is creeps up from the strangeness that yesterday was our […]

‘Poem for a Cold Walk Home,’ by Chris Ransick

February 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on ‘Poem for a Cold Walk Home,’ by Chris Ransick

‘Poem for a Cold Walk Home,’ by Chris Ransick

by Chris Ransick from Never Summer: Poems From Thin Air If I told my story, you might doubt how high snow piled along the street, how smooth the ice lay all about low places in a glassy sheet, green and black as dusk came down, late January freeze complete. I measured steps, a little clown, with […]

Poems for Dads–Beer, Fathers, and Nosehair

June 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Poems for Dads–Beer, Fathers, and Nosehair

Poems for Dads–Beer, Fathers, and Nosehair

Narcissus Trims His NosehairFor nearly thirty-seven years I had control of nose and ears. Smooth skin upon the conch and lobe and nostrils clean as Manitobe. But time and genes bedevil me. My good health lost to revelry. I’m sprouting gardens in these holes profuse enough to shelter voles! Now naked fore the glass I […]

“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou

May 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on “A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou

“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou

“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 […]

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