Governor John Hickenlooper introduced Joe during a news conference on the West Steps of the State Capitol Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Hutchison serves as an advocate for poetry, literacy and literature in Colorado, including visiting local schools, participating in Arts & Humanities Month, and reading at literary festivals.
The Governor also thanked David Mason for serving as Colorado’s seventh poet laureate from 2010 through 2014. The Colorado Poet Laureate honors an outstanding poet in our state, and supports his or her efforts to promote an appreciation of poetry throughout Colorado. The Colorado Poet Laureate serves a four-year term. To invite Joe Hutchison to your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Joe, please visit his website.
Colorado was the second state in the country, after California, to name a poet laureate when Alice Polk Hill was appointed by Governor Oliver Shoup in 1919. Since then, seven others have served: