At The Inkwell: Columbine Poets of Colorado

At The Inkwell presents the Columbine Poets of Colorado with readings by Sheryl Luna, Anita Jepson-Gilbert, Ricardo Bogaert-Alvarez, Julie Cummings, SETH, and Peggy Markham.

Learn more about At The Inkwell here.

About the Authors:
Sheryl Luna's Pity the Drowned Horses (University of Notre Dame Press) received the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. Seven (3: A Taos Press) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Recent poems have appeared in Poetry, Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, and Pilgrimage. 

Anita Jepson-Gilbert is a retired English instructor, having taught on Denver’s Auraria campus for over 20 years.  In 1988 she took up the leadership of a start-up Denver poetry group, called Columbine Poets,  which since then has spread across Colorado to around 100 members. Her books include two poetry chapbooks and a bilingual children’s book, Maria and the Stars of Nazca.  

Ricardo Bogaert-Alvarez is a Dominican-American chemical engineer and poet. He has lived in the United States since 1981 and resides in Denver with his beloved wife Laura. He has published poems in the “El Sol” newspaper, “The New Press,” the “Horizons” anthology and the “Chemical Engineering Progress” supplement, among other publications. His specialty is love poetry.

 Currently residing in Colorado, Julie Cummings is known for her contributions to the literary world through many facets. In addition to being the standing President of Columbine Poets, Inc, which is the Colorado state poetry society affiliated with the NFSPS, Cummings also facilitates and conducts workshops on various writing topics on a regular basis. Cummings’ poems have been published in three anthologies over the course of the past several years. Additionally her work is found in a local literary magazine, newspapers, as well as on the internet. She has a new book out, Ride Of My Life

Since 1991, poet, fiction writer, actor & percussionist SETH has made it his mission to stretch the boundaries of how audiences experience poetry. He was a founding member of the Poetry Performance troupe Open Rangers and the critically-acclaimed Performance Art trio Jafrika. His stage productions & CDs have won several Best of Denver from Westword. Currently, SETH heads Art Compost & the Word Mechanics, a poetic-musical improvisational ensemble performing every Sunday night at the Mercury Café. His poetic memoir A Black Odyssey is a diverse, vibrant collection of poems using Homer’s Odyssey as an allegorical scaffolding for his own experiences as a Black poet in contemporary America. You can learn more about SETH by visiting

Peggy Markham lives in Evergreen, CO. She published a poetry book of her poems, Time of Clouds and Sun, in February 2017. Her prose pieces are featured in the book, Turning Points: A Memoir Anthology, published in 2016. She is a member of the Columbine Poetry Society and is an organizing member of the local Evergreen chapter. She is a member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm