No kidding: I was sitting there reading and listening to “The Loch Ness Monster’s Song” by the just-passed-on Scottish bard Edwin Morgan when I noticed that Poppy, our Min-Pin Chihuahua, was staring wide-eyed at my laptop. She tilted her head this way and that through the entire performance, like any attentive listener at a poetry reading. Carol Ann Duffycalled Morgan “poetry’s true son,” and she must be right, if he can mesmerize dogs like Poppy and me.
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.