Poet Laureate Inauguration
Price Strobridge, author of Unmasking the Heart, 2005 Pikes Peak Arts Council Performance Poet of the Year, 2006 Gazette Choice Award winner, and longtime supporter of local poetry, including serving for the past dozen years as a judge of the Jean Ciavonne Youth Poetry Contest, has been named the 2012 - 2014 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate.
Please join us in welcoming Price by attending his inauguration ceremony, where he will discuss his vision for projects during his term and regale us with his own poems and others'. Also speaking will be current Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Jim Ciletti and Colorado State Poet Laureate David Mason.
- When: Sat., April 21 from 4 - 6 p.m.
- Where: Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library
April is National Poetry Month
To launch April 2012 as National Poetry Month, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Jim Ciletti will host an All City All Voices poetry event at 6:30, Monday evening April 2, in the Carnegie Room of the Penrose Library downtown. "We will release the new version of Poetry While You Wait and have readings from many of the PWYW poets. We will also hold our first ever multi-cultural bi-lingual poetry event. We have many nationalities and ethnic communities in the Pikes Peak region . This All Voices poetry event is an opportunity for everyone to share and celebrate their particular ethnicity and cultural roots. For example, I will share poems in both Italian and English. So, whether you speak an Asian Pacific language, Native American, have African American roots, German, Nordic, Hispanic, Russian, Middle Eastern, etc etc, this is your invitation to share poems in both your ethnic language and English. Everyone is welcome." Ciletti said.
Reservations to perform are not necessary but Jim would like your RSVP to read at firstname.lastname@example.org or 634-2367.
To support and celebrate our multi-cultural community the latest version of Poetry While You Wait also has poems in several language. The Poetry While You Wait booklet originated with Emeritus Poet Laureate, Aaron Anstett and is filled with poems by residents of the Pikes Peak region. PWYW will be placed as a free reading copy in public places where we "wait," like doctors' and dentists' offices, the car repair store, tire store, DMV, etc. Free copies of PWYW will be available at the All City reading
To find out about all related poetry events go to PeakRadar
The mission of the Pikes Peak Region Poet Laureate Project is to inspire and celebrate poets and poetry in our community.
The goal of the Poet Laureate Project is to designate the best of our regionís poets as Poet Laureate and to support related programming that connects poets and poetry with our community in ways that are personal and meaningful.
The objectives of the Poet Laureate Project include: raising funds and providing organizational support for the Poet Laureate and related activities including readings, workshops and other literary and cultural events. The Project will also connect other regional poets with community groups and schools for special programs in the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller counties.)
For Information about the Project and the Poet Laureate
For questions and information about the Poet Laureate or the Project, send an e-mail to info@PikesPeakPoetLaureate.org or call the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) at (719) 634-2204 .
To request services from the Poet Laureate
Click on the "Poets" menu item above and then click on the sub-link "Current Laureate" or just click here.
The presenting partners for the Project are the Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) and Poetry West, a local non-profit poetry organization. These five organizations are partnering to organize the Project and to facilitate programming during the Poet Laureateís term of office.
P.O. Box 190 Colorado Springs, CO 80901 (719) 634-2204 info@PikesPeakPoetLaureate.org