Reading: Fort Collins Poet Laureate Felicia Zamora and Guests
316 Willow St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Join us as we welcome the newly-crowned 2017 Fort Collins Poet Laureate Felicia Zamora and special guests John Calderazzo and Michelle Deschenes for a night full of fun and poetry.
Felicia Zamora is the author of the books Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press), & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press), and Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions). Of Form & Gather was listed as one of the “9 Outstanding Latino Books Recently Published by Independent and University Presses” by NBC News. She won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, and authored two chapbooks. Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, jubilat, Meridian, North American Review, OmniVerse, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Sugar House Review, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, The Cincinnati Review, The Georgia Review, The Michigan Quarterly, TriQuarterly Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, Witness Magazine, West Branch, and others. She is an associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her partner Chris and their three dogs.
Writer and teacher John Calderazzo is professor of English, Emeritus, at Colorado State University and a “Best CSU Teacher” award winner. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in Audubon, Georgia Review, High Country News, North American Review, Orion, Best American Nature Writing, Best Travel Adventure Writing, and many other venues. His books include Writing from Scratch: Freelancing, a children’s science book, a poetry chapbook, and Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives. He’s won a Colorado Council on the Arts Nonfiction Fellowship and a recent Gold Medal in the Solas Travel Adventure essay contest. He is also a pioneer in helping climate change and environmental scientists and other researchers use story telling techniques to communicate more widely with the public and decision makers
Michelle Deschenes is a graduate of Bowling Green State University’s BFA Creative Writing Program and Colorado State University’s MFA Creative Writing Program. She has worked at Mid-American Review and The Colorado Review and was on the board of The Writers Guild at Bloomington. Michelle is a regular panelist on the Pynchon in Public podcast, a.k.a. the world’s most sadistic book club, and a volunteer for her local radio station. Her poetry has recently appeared on The Samizdat, a journal through Patreon that publishes political poetry to raise money for charity.
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