Mummer Prisoner Scavenger Thief: Poems
DescriptionThe newest collection from Denver Poet Laureate and award-winning author Chris Ransick begins in the realm of the mummer whose masked performance conceals the self and transforms language to better evoke what is too risky to speak overtly. Ransick's poems ply this tension between knowing and speaking in cadence and imagery that simultaneously disorients readers and beckons them forward.
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About the AuthorChris Ransick, Denver poet laureate 2006-2010, is the author of six books, including Never Summer, which won a Colorado Book Award for poetry in 2003, and a collection of short stories entitled A Return to
Emptiness, a finalist for the 2005 Colorado Book Award in fiction.
Chris was born and raised in New York, and has lived in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and California, working variously as a newspaper reporter, editor, and professor, as well as teaching at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, where he was recognized with the Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. He has served as a member of PEN USA's Freedom to Write Committee and closer to home, he spent eight years serving on his local public library board. His stories and poems have been presented on television, radio and stage, including collaborations with Ballet Nouveau Colorado.