As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways, the gay rights movement seems to be pushing forward faster than many had anticipated. Some are already turning toward other complex issues, like gender. This month’s Western Skies brings a variety of community perspectives on an […]

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Dunya Mikhail fled her homeland in the wake of the first Gulf War, after her writing was labeled subversive by Saddam Hussein’s government. She has never physically returned to Iraq, but she remembers it in her poetry.

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When Puerto Rican poet and scholar Mara Pastor visited Colorado College last month we were so taken with her work that we invited her to read a few poems for The Big Something. 20 poems later, we found ourselves translating the entirety of a short series of Science Fiction poems called Llamame […]

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4.30.12 April Poem of the Day: Lola
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A Chapbook Primer

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Though I’ve been collecting chapbooks for years from poets around the world, I had no idea about the fascinating history of chapbooks when the exhibition Efficiency, Excess, and Ephemerality opened last month. The exhibition closed last week, but I documented the covers of the books as they were displayed in the gallery in this […]

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4.24.12 April Poem of the Day: Azalea
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If you didn’t know that Big Something Producer Noel Black is also poet, consider yourself warned. Tonight (4/5/12) in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall (behind Tutt Library) on the Colorado College Campus at 7 p.m., Mr. Black will read poems from his recently published full-length collection Uselysses (Ugly Duckling Presse). Don’t […]

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Printed on front “An Inviting Road in the Rockies” and “The Call of the Trail. / The call of the wild is not over the sea / It comes from the west, the Trail is free / My automobile is the castle key / That opens the western world to me. / The sweep of […]

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Beginning today and running each week day during April, KRCC will present a poem read by a 5th grader from Ms. Garsoe’s class at Buena Vista Elementary. These students have had the great opportunity to meet with Colorado Poet Laureate Dave Mason, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Jim Ciletti and Jayne Hilberry, Poet and Professor of […]

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Ludlow, Part 5

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This past week, former US Poet Laureate Kay Ryan was awarded one of the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” grants. We interviewed Ryan two years ago when she was here at Colorado College to read and lecture. She read poems, talked about why rhyme still matters and what it is that poems do when […]

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