Celebrated Poet Celebrates Everyday Life

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Poet Pattiann Rogers of Castle Rock, Colo., finds beauty in places most of us wouldn’t think to look for it: a solitary spider, a mangy mongrel or a small mushroom. But, she’s also adept at describing the invisible so well you can almost see it, whether it’s the wind or silence. Rogers has been writing poetry for more than 30 years. She’s received a long list of prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and five Pushcart Prizes. She speaks with Ryan Warner about her newest book of poems, Holy Heathen Rhapsody.

Pattiann Rogers reads her poem "To Come Back"

Listen to Pattiann Rogers' 2006 Colorado Matters conversation with Ryan Warner about a revised and expanded edition of her selected poems called Firekeeper.

Listen to Pattiann Rogers reflect on poetry on Colorado Matters in 2011

Pattiann Rogers was one of the poets featured on the National Poetry Month special that aired on Showcase.

[Photo: John R. Rogers]