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Local Literary Sites Worth Citing (& Sighting)

February 22nd, 2018

Wander Any Tattered Cover Bookstore There are three Tattered Cover Bookstores in the greater Denver area. TCB proffer a variety of books in numerous genres, both new and used. The indie-pendent (see what I did there?) book store chain first appeared as a single location totaling 950 ft. with a mere two staff members in 1971, and celebrated four decades of success and expansion in 2011. It’s difficult to trace which prominent figures have visited which locations, earning the small book store chain a literary historic reputation that is recognized nationwide. Some of the authors, significant figures... Read More

Colorado Through the Eyes of Its Earliest Poets

February 15th, 2018

The editor of History of Colorado, Volume 1 (1918), Wilbur Fiske Stone, leaves the reader with a final thought much more qualified than I to introduce this series of early Colorado poetry: “Literature is a tremendous force in our mountain commonwealth and should be encouraged. The writer renders a valuable service. […] The poet gives us intellectual intoxication and philosophy of life.  […] Literature is an aid to culture. It fosters in us the evolve of the good, the true, the beautiful.” (890) That being said, here are some poems to help cultivate that Coloradan sense of wonder... Read More