Colorado Poet Laureate To Be Featured at the Paquette Gallery
Poetry Live @ the Paquette will feature Joseph Hutchison on Sunday, October 21 at 7 pm. Hutchison is the current Colorado Poet Laureate, serving from 2014-2019. He is the award-winning author of 17 poetry collections, including The World As Is: New and Selected Poems which spans his work from 1972-2015. He is also the editor of several poetry anthologies.
Hutchison directs online graduate programs in Professional Creative Writing and Arts & Culture at the University of Denver’s University College. He travels throughout Colorado to lead poetry workshops, participate in panel discussions on writing, and present readings of his work. His presentations are consistently lively and engaging, demonstrating his passion for bringing poetry to every audience and every age group. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver with his wife Melody Madonna, an Iyengar Yoga instructor.
The Local Poet Showcase will feature Rachel Kellum from Crestone. There will be an open mike segment with signups starting at 6:45 pm. Participants are asked to bring several poems to read in a round robin format.
The Paquette Gallery is located in the SteamPlant Event Center at 220 W. Sackett Avenue in Salida. The event is free, with donations accepted. Donations are used to pay expenses for the production of spoken word events produced by The Poetry Consorts of Central Colorado. More information is available from the SteamPlant at 719-530-0933.