Chris Ransick

Chris Ransick, Denver Poet Laureate from 2006-2010, is an award winning author of six books of poetry and fiction, most recently mummer prisoner scavenger thief (2019) and Language for the Living and the Dead (2013). He has worked as a journalist, editor, professor, and speaker, and has served on his city's public library board, his state's humanities board of directors, and on the PEN Freedom to Write Committee. His first book, Never Summer, won a 2003 Colorado Book Award for Poetry and all his titles are available in new editions from Bower House Books. Since 2005, Chris has been a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver's reknown independent creative writing school, which awarded him the 2013 Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence.

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