It’s a brave thing to take on the mounting of a poetry festival in the United States. But there’s any state where such events can work, it’s Colorado. As a state Poet Laureate Emeritus and director of a creative writing program at University of Denver, I can attest to the fact that poetry is thriving from plains to mountains to every high country valley on the map. So it’s good to be included along with so many other fine poets in the inaugural Central City Poetry Festival (complete details here). Grab a ticket and come on up!