Chris Ransick

Chris Ransick, Denver Poet Laureate from 2006-2010, is an award winning author of five books of poetry and fiction, most recently 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 Conundrum Press. Chris currently teaches and serves as a Book Project Mentor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver's preeminent independent creative writing school, which awarded him the 2013 Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence.

photo by Andrew Clark

photo by Andrew Clark