When The Denver Foundation moved from our offices in Cherry Creek to Casa Grande, a historic building in Capitol Hill, we sought a theme to unite the spaces where our staff and the community will do our work together. Ultimately we agreed that the neighborhood surrounding our new home provided the perfect theme. Our building is located in what’s known locally as “Poets Row.” Most of the buildings are named for literary giants, from Mark Twain and Louis May Alcott to Thomas Carlyle and Emily Dickinson. We elected to embrace the spirit of the district by naming rooms in Casa Grande for contemporary poets and spoken word artists in Colorado.
This collection is a sampling of work from the nine extraordinary poets that were chosen for The Poets Project at Casa Grande: Frederick Bosco, Linda Hogan, Bobby LeFebre, Sheryl Luna, Jovan Mays, Adrian H Molina, Chris Ransick, Suzi Q. Smith, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.
Each one of these poems was written to connect with you, the reader, to inspire reflection, and maybe even a poem of your own. We hope you enjoy this collection, which is The Denver Foundation’s gift to our new neighbors as well as the communities we’ve worked alongside for generations.