Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 6:00pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with these incredible Colorado poets! The featured poets will alternate reading from their collections and answering any questions about the genre. Whether you're an avid poetry reader or new to the genre, this event is a great opportunity to learn more about poetry, like its impact, its current relevance, and even how to read it. The event will end in a book signing, and light refreshments will be provided. 

This event is FREE for students and educators! Give us a call at 970-926-7323 or stop by the store to reserve your spot if you're a student or educator. 


Alysse Kathleen McCanna is the author of FishWife, published by Black Lawrence Press. Alysse's poetry has appeared in North American Review, The Rumpus, Poet Lore, TriQuarterly, and other journals. She holds a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University, an MFA from Bennington College, and serves as Associate Editor of Pilgrimage Magazine. Alysse is an Associate Professor of English at Colorado Mountain College in the Vail Valley.


Kelle Roberts holds an MFA from the University of Denver, an MA from Arizona State University in American History, and is a current PhD candidate in American history, focusing on nativism, historical silencing, and gender in Colorado. A third generation Coloradan, her debut book of poetry Preservation of a Vanishing World (2022) investigates generational memory, continuity between place and experience, and grapples with the fragments of ourselves, eclipsed by passing ages. She is a professor of History at Colorado Mountain College.



Juan J. Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including The Handyman’s Guide to End Times, and his fourth collection, Dream of the Bird Tattoo, is forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press in 2025. Recent poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Laurel Review, Breakbeats Vol. 4 LatiNEXT, Acentos Review, terrain.org, South Dakota Review, Sugar House Review, and Poetry. Morales is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondo Fellow, the editor/publisher of Pilgrimage Press, a Professor of English, and the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at Colorado State University Pueblo.



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Fishwife By Alysse Kathleen McCanna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625570680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Lawrence Press - March 29th, 2024

The Handyman's Guide to End Times: Poems (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry) By Juan J. Morales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826359988
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - September 1st, 2018

Preservation of a Vanishing World By Kelle Roberts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781667820798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BookBaby - February 24th, 2022