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1990 - Chris Ransick

November 25, 2019

Chris Ransick (M.A., English/creative writing. ‘90), author of six books of poetry and fiction and Denver’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2010, died in early November. He last book, mummer prisoner scavenger thief, was published this year not long after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ransick, 57, taught English and writing at Arapahoe Community College near Denver for 25 years and for 15 years taught at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

In Memoriam: Francisco X. Alarcon Lived His Poetry Every Day

January 21, 2016
Francisco X. Alarcón broke ground as a poet, writing in English, Spanish and the native language Nahuatl, creating poetry for children, and was an early, openly gay Chicano poet. A long-time continuing lecturer in Spanish at UC Davis, he died Jan. 15.