Shadow-Light is Joseph Hutchison’s second chapbook collection. The manuscript was selected by Arizona poet Richard Shelton and designed by artist Judy Anderson. Under Judy’s direction, the book was printed using hot lead type on paper made by hand from shredded blue jeans. The book was hand stitched, “bound” in a thick clear plastic sleeve, and presented by then-Governor Roy Romer to winners of the 1982 Colorado Governor’s Award for Exellence in the Arts. Shadow-Light has never been commercially available.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.