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Poet Laureate

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Overview

Colorado’s Poet Laureate serves as an active advocate for poetry, literacy and literature by participating in readings and other events at venues such as schools, libraries, literary festivals and the State Capitol. In a partnership between CCI and Colorado Humanities, the selection of Poet Laureate is based on artistic excellence and a demonstrated history of community service in the advancement of poetry.

Case Study

Bobby LeFebre

LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural and social worker with “indigenous roots in the San Luis Valley that predate statehood.” A performance artist of the highest order, he says he is “fusing a non-traditional multi-hyphened professional identity to imagine new realities, empower communities, advance arts and culture, and serve as an agent of provocation and social transformation, equity and change.”

He is also an Emmy-Nominated, SAG Eligible talent with a national performance reputation. LeFebre serves as a Commissioner for the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, fellow of the Intercultural Leadership Institute, and an advisory board member of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and many other cultural organizations, including the Clyfford Still Museum and La Raza. As a co-founder of Cafe Cultura, he also produces Interfest, an arts and ideas festival “for liberationists to radically engage, boldly express and joyously unify as a community.”

To get in touch with or learn more about Bobby, please email [email protected].