Shared Visions, 2019 - Poets
These three Colorado poets wrote new poetry based on the works of our visual artists.
In turn these poets had their works selected by our composers.
Erin Robertson lives in Louisville and writes in the quiet dark hours when the house goes to sleep. Along with taking care of her two sons, she likes hearing people’s stories, backpacking, getting her hands in the dirt, and listening to music better than most things. Her poetry was included in the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department’s Art Inspired by the Land show at the Boulder Public Library.
Recent honors include the 2018 Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop full-tuition scholarship; Spring 2017 Writer to Writer Mentee; 2016 Friends of Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Scholarship; and the 2016 Michael Adams Poetry Prize. Two of Erin’s poems were selected by our composers for use in our first Shared Visions project in 2016. www.erinrobertson.org
Poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer “never fails to bring sensual joy and rich music,” says Utah’s poet laureate emeritus David Lee. She was Colorado’s Western Slope Poet Laureate Emeritus (2015-17), and served two terms as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate (2006-2010). She has authored and edited thirteen books, including: Naked for Tea; Even Now: Poems & Drawings; and Holding Three Things at Once, finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She’s widely anthologized, including An Elevated View: Colorado Writers on Writing, Poems of Awakening, and Poetry of Presence. Her work has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, in O Magazine, on back alley fences, on rocks she leaves around town, and in dozens of literary journals including Rattle, Clover and Spectrum.
She’s taught and performed poetry for hundreds of libraries, colleges, festivals, schools and groups. She curates “Heard of Poets,” an interactive poetry map of Western Colorado poets, and speaks about poetry and creativity for TEDx. Since 1999, she’s performed with Telluride’s seven-woman a cappella group, Heartbeat, and since 2006, she’s written a poem a day. Her M.A. is in English Language & Linguistics. www.wordwoman.com
Christine Weeber is the author of two poetry chapbooks, In the Understory of Her Beingand Sastrugi. Her poetry and prose have appeared in A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park, Under the Devil’s Thumb, Solo: On Her Own Adventure, and other publications. Christine is the copy editor and a developmental editor at SAPIENS, an online magazine that illuminates anthropological research and findings for a general audience.