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Annual Winter Celebration of Poetry for the Heart!

January 14 - 17, 2017

Download flier here (PDF).

Double Book Release Party

Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Featuring Eleanor Kedney reading from her new chapbook,The Offering, &  Kyle Laws & Jared Smith reading from their new chapbook, This Town, Poems of Correspondence.

Music by Alexander Bernat.

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

2027 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 449-0120

Liquid Light Press Poets & Open Reading

Fri., Jan. 27, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 pm


Featuring Liquid Light Press poets Eleanor Kedney, Kyle Laws, and Jared Smith, as well as others. Open reading sign up available.

Music by Rick Gibbins.

Chuck Ceraso Gallery & Studio at 1294 Doric Dr. in Lafayette, CO 80026

(303) 666-9516

Liquid Light Press Poets & Open Reading

Sat., Jan 28, 2016

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Featuring Liquid Light Press Poets with open reading sign up available.

Music by Rick Gibbins.

Glovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art, at 800 W. 8th Ave., Denver, CO 80204

(303) 587-4237


On Thursday, January26, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, we will be featuring our three newest poets, Eleanor Kedney, Kyle Laws, and Jared Smith reading from their chapbooks at the Shine in Boulder. Music by Alexander Bernat.

    Eleanor Kedney

    Eleanor Kedney is the founder of The Writers Studio Tucson, a branch of the New York-based creative writing school founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, where she served as the director and the advanced workshop teacher for ten years. Her poems have appeared in a number of U.S. and international periodicals, including Connecticut River ReviewCumberland River ReviewCutthroatMany Mountains MovingMiramar Poetry Journal, MslexiaMudfish, NY QuarterlySan Pedro River Review, Skidrow Penthouse, The Maynard, and several other journals. She has contributed to the anthologies No Achilles: War Poetry  (WaterWood Press, 2015), Write to Meow  (Grey Wolfe Publishing, 2015), and Poems on Loss Anthology  (Little Lantern Press, 2016). She lives with her husband, Peter, their dog, Charlie, and their cat, Ivy, in Tucson, Arizona and Stonington, Connecticut.

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    The Offering drills deeply into our most basic hopes and fears and offers us poetic redemption in superbly crafted form.

    The Offering

    Kyle Laws

    Kyle Laws

    Kyle Laws’ previous collections include So Bright to Blind  (Five Oaks Press, 2015); Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014); George Sand’s Haiti (co-winner of Poetry West’s 2012 award, published 2013); My Visions Are As Real As Your Movies, Joan of Arc Says to Rudolph Valentino (Dancing Girl Press, 2013); Storm Inside the Walls (Little Books Press, 2012); and Going into Exile (Abbey Chapbooks, 2012).

    With five nominations for a Pushcart Prize, her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.  She is the editor of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press and a member of Arts Alliance Studios Community, Pueblo, CO. Her website is


    This Town Front Cover

    This Town,

    Poems of Correspondence

    Jared Smith

    Jared Smith


    Jared Smith is the author of twelve volumes of poetry including his Collected Poems: 1971-2011; multimedia productions based on his poetry in New York and Chicago; two CDs; and numerous publications in the applied sciences. His poems, essays, and literary commentary have appeared in hundreds of publications in the U.S., Europe, and China. He is a Board Member of The New York Quarterly Foundation  and is Poetry Editor of Turtle Island Quarterly. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of The New York Quarterly; Home Planet News; The Pedestal, and Trail & Timberline. He is listed in Poets & Writers, The Colorado Poets Center, Who’s Who in America, and other major reference sources. Jared has three nominations for a Pushcart Prize.

    Jared holds a Master’s Degree in Literature from New York University and studied under The Great Books Program at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. He has taught at New York University and La Guardia Community College (CCNY); and worked as a Director of Education and Research at Gas Technology Institute, as technical and policy adviser to several White House commissions under President William Clinton, and as Special Appointee to Argonne National Laboratory. He lives in the foothills of the Rockies. His website is


Please enjoy the full recording of our 2014 winter solstice live radio show featuring Rachel Kellum, Erika Moss Gordon, Lynda La Rocca & M. D. Friedman reading from their chapbooks on KFRC Radio's Poetry Show.