Seasonal Poetry

The Regional Poets invite you to celebrate the fascinating expressions of the Colorado seasons in poetry, song, and storytelling. A short 30-minute open-mic segment will begin each program, where readers from the public are invited to share a 2-minute poem or song that references the season. A 90-minute program will follow. These are free community events, open to everyone, and appropriate for all ages.


“How to Wash a Heart” Reading
Presented by poet, Bhanu Kapil
Thursday, August 1, 5:30 pm

Foote Gallery at the Loveland Museum
Free, limited seating

The Regional Poets, including Loveland’s Poet Laureate Veronica Patterson, invite you to celebrate local poet Bhanu Kapil as she reads from a suite of poems that engages the complex relationship between citizens and immigrants.

Bhanu Kapil is a British-Indian writer who has lived in Loveland for several years, writing books across genres. Bhanu teaches at Naropa University and in the Goddard MFA Program. She is a featured speaker at conferences around the world. The combination of her new writing on the theme of immigration, which she describes as about “forced hospitality: the complicated relationship between a citizen host and an immigrant guest”.


The Beautiful Changes
Sunday, September 22, 1 – 3 pm

Celebrate the autumn equinox with Richard Wilbur’s poem titled The Beautiful Changes. What changes—both metaphorical and in the natural world—do you associate with fall? Join us for a festive exploration of autumn in poetry, music, and storytelling.