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  • Biography

  • Joseph Hutchison directs two programs for University College: Arts & Culture Management and Professional Creative Writing. He has served as Poet Laureate of Colorado (2014-2019) and is the author of 20 collections of poems, including Under Sleep's New Moon, The World As Is: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2015; Marked Men, Thread of the Real, and Bed of Coals (winner of the Colorado Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in over 100 journals and several anthologies, including New Poets of the American West, and he has co-edited three anthologies, Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai (all profits benefit the Malala Fund for girls' education worldwide), Legions of the Sun: Poems of the Great War, and A Song for Occupations: Poems About the American Way of Work.

    Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Joe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. While making the bulk of his living as a commercial writer and editor, he has taught elementary through high school-age children for Poets in the Schools programs in Colorado and Oregon, undergraduate writing and literature classes at a variety of institutions, and graduate students at University College. He lives with his wife, Iyengar yoga instructor Melody Madonna, in the mountains southwest of Denver.

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