Congratulations to JKS adjunct faculty Jack Collom and upcoming SWP guest Chris Pusateri for their nominations for the Colorado Book Awards in the category of poetry. Collom’s book Second Nature (Instance Press) and Pusateri’s Common Time (Steerage Press) were both nominated.
The Colorado Book Awards are an annual program that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, biography, children’s, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult.
To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, a primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator, or photographer. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and authors whose personal history, identity, or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence. Authors not currently Colorado residents who feel their work is inspired by or connected to Colorado should submit a letter with his/her entry describing the connection.
The winners will be named at the award event in Aspen this June.