New Poet Laureate

Our Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project will be inaugurating Price Strobridge as our 2012-2014 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate today, Saturday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, downtown Colorado Springs. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and will include: CC Professor David Mason, currently the Poet Laureate for the State of Colorado; Jim Ciletti, our 2010-2012 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate; and Aaron Anstett, our 2008-2010 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate.

Price Strobridge, is a Colorado native who grew up in Colorado Springs.  He is the author of Unmasking the Heart, 2005 Pikes Peak Arts Council Performance Poet of the Year, 2006 Gazette Choice Award winner, a longtime supporter of local poetry, and has served for the past dozen years as a judge of the Jean Ciavonne Youth Poetry Contest,

Please join us in welcoming Price by attending his inauguration ceremony, where he will discuss his vision for projects during his term and regale us with his poems. More information on the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate is available at

Thanks again for your support.
John Atkinson Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Steering Committee


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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