After two absurdly relaxing weeks in Mexico I am only just now digging out from under emails, backlogged paperwork—you know the routine. But before the weekend overtakes me I want to pass along one of the most evocative meditations I’ve read about the role of the poet: Eavan Boland’s “Islands Apart: A Notebook”, from the latest (May 2008) issue of Poetry. I urge you to spend some time with it.
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.