Open Bard with Ellen Metrick and Erika Moss Gordon
Featured Poets Ellen Metrick of Norwood and Erika Moss Gordon of Ridgway.
ABOUT Erika Moss Gordon: Erika lives in Ridgway with her two short and beautiful muses, where she writes poetry, works for a local film festival, teaches yoga, and resists daily the current administration with all her might. Erika’s writing has appeared in Mountain Gazette Magazine, Fungi Magazine, Telluride Watch, Telluride Magazine, Telluride Inside and Out, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Salmonberry Arts and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, a collection of poetry. Her most recent book, Phases, was winner of the Fledge Chapbook Award, published by Middle Creek Publishing in 2016. Her first chapbook, Of Eyes and Iris, was published in 2013 (Liquid Light Press).
ABOUT Ellen Metrick: Ellen Metrick the is, the am, the present participating participle holds an MA in Versecraft from Western State Colorado University and is a recently converted umbraphile (August 21, 2017, path of totality, near Casper, Wyoming). She teaches middle school English at Norwood Public School, is being raised by a teenager, and deconstructs landscape by walking where there are no trails with her sweetheart and partner in etymological explorations. She has two poetry collections –Poetisattva (WaterWoman Productions, 2000) and Teasing out the Divine (Mercury HeartLink, 2012), and has edited and written poems and prose for local and regional publications. She is working on ways to see every total eclipse, play on the stage, write about time and the stars, and still grade middle school essays about the best poems of the semester.
Open Bard Line-up for 2017/2018:
October 5th :Wayne Miller (Denver, CO) *Winner of 2017 Colorado Book Award for Poetry*
November 2: Trish Hopkinson (Provo,UT)
December 7: Danny Rosen (Fruita, CO)
January 4: Ellen Metrick and Erika Moss Gordon (Norwood, CO/ Ridgway, CO)
February 1: Youth Night at the Wright with Douglas Jones and the WordHorde (Gunnison,CO)
March 1: Jodie Hollander (Avon, CO)
April 5: David Feela (Cortez, CO)
May 3: 2nd Annual Local Poets Night