8/27/2010

Colorado has a Poet Laureate.

Per Executive order A2010-127, available at our library, Colorado has an official Poet Laureate.
David Mason was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. David Mason’s family goes back four or five generations in Colorado. His father grew up in Trinidad, his mother in Grand Junction, and except for family visits did not spend an extended time in Colorado.
He and wife Anne Lennox live in the mountains outside Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mason has published three full-length books of poems to date, plus quite a few chapbooks and limited editions. He is co-editor of four major anthologies and the author of many dozens of poems, essays, reviews, translations, stories and memoirs. An advisory editor at the Hudson Review, the Sewanee Review and Divide, Mason’s work can be found in The Nation, TLS, The Hudson Review, Poetry, The American Scholar and many other periodicals here and abroad. His poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac,” and he has been interviewed for other MPR and NPR programs. He remains committed to performance as a guide to the composition and teaching of poetry.

To see examples of his work click the following link.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/entertainment/poetry/profiles/poet_mason.html

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