Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, has published 20 collections of poems and edited or co-edited three poetry anthologies. He currently directs two master’s-level programs for University College at the University of Denver: Professional Creative Writing and Arts & Culture Management. Joe lives with his wife, Melody Madonna, in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born.
Thanks to all for your kind comments!
Beautiful, caring poems, Joseph.
Two powerful poems. Thank you.
These are such strong poems, Joe, in their different ways. Congratulations.
Finally a moment to look at poems-the swallow, the healing silence. What tough times immigrants, or maybe just those a generation or two before us have had. I especially like that one, a dramatic monologue.
Wow, two fabulous poems and they’re so wonderfully different from each other. Two distinct ways of creating a moving and superb experience with poems.
Wonderful, especially the one about the father.
Two beauties, Joe. That sad ending of the poem about your dad–💔
“Escaping your home, age after age, you’ve wandered,
flying wildly toward the outer edge of time and back
to the nest of this moment—singing….”
These are wonderful, Joe. Congratulations!
Beautiful poems! That’s quite a tale, “The Healing Silence”. And what an ending.
“Eternal bird” indeed!