“A poem isn’t just an expression of all these things that you’re feeling. But it’s a set of choices that you’re making in language. So every description, every question, every statement, every turn, is a choice that opens up or closes off certain possibilities.”
—Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, 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 three programs: Professional Creative Writing, Arts & Culture Management, and Global Community Engagement.