Colorado Poet Laureate and Colorado State University Professor to Present Two New Books March 6

Colorado’s poet laureate and Colorado State University Professor Mary Crow will present her latest work at 7 p.m. March 6 at Jade Creek Books, 123 N. College Avenue

Crow will read from her two books, "Engravings Torn from Insomnia" and "The High Cost of Living." A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

"Engravings Torn from Insomnia" features Crow’s translations of the work of Argentinean poet Olga Orozco, who died in 1999. Orozco, whose work makes use of surrealist technique, was the author of more than 20 books of poetry. Crow’s translations of Orozco’s work have appeared in many literary magazines including "American Poetry Review," "Bomb," "Black Warrior Review," "Seneca Review" and others.

"The High Cost of Living," winner of the 2002 National Looking Glass Poetry Chapbook Competition, is a collection of poems inspired by the stories, letters and diaries of Franz Kafka. These poems, which Crow wrote while on residency in the Czech Republic, have appeared in literary magazines including "Alaska Quarterly Review," "Massachusetts Review," "Palo Alto Review," "Poet Lore" and "Terminus."

Crow is the author of 10 books of poetry and translation. Hundreds of her original poems as well as works of translation have appeared in literary journals throughout the country.

For more information, call Jade Creek Books at (970) 484-3019.