The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Project announces the second feature of its summer Guest Gourd series with a performance in Norwood: Peter Anderson of Crestone will be reading from his new work Heading Home: Field Notes, a collection of flash prose and prose poems exploring rural life and the modern day eccentricities of the American West (Conundrum Press, 2017).
A Bennett Fellow Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy for the 2015-16 school year, Anderson teaches writing at Adams State University in Alamosa. His other books include Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon (Lithic Press, 2015), an anthology of Grand Canyon poems edited with Rick Kempa, which was nominated for a Colorado Book Award; and First Church of the Higher Elevations (Conundrum Press, 2015), a collection of essays on wildness, mountain places, and the life of the spirit,
The reading occurs this coming Sunday, June 11th in Norwood Gardens at 7:30 p.m. It’s a Potluck Dessert Party, so bring a dish or a $10 donation. Call 970-729-0220 to RSVP (text or talk, no voice mail please)
The monthly Talking Gourds Poetry Club in Telluride will resume in Sept., along with the Traveling Gourds Tour. However, the tour will only occur four times a year in Telluride, Colona, Paonia and Fruita – Sept. & Oct., Mar & April. The featured poet in Sept. will be Jodie Hollander of Avon, Colorado, who studied poetry in England where she published The Humane Society (Tall-Lighthouse, London, 2012) and more recently My Dark Horses (Liverpool Univ. Press, 2017).