Chris Ransick


Chris 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.