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.
Hutchison graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He has published eight chapbooks and seven full-length poetry books as writer and two full-length books as editor. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Poetry Now, Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), The Little Review, Yes Magazine and more.