Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 10:30am-12pm • Wilkinson Public Library (Periodicals Room)

Telluride Fit Fest 2018 Presents:
LECTURE by David Rothman: “Belle Turnbull and the Poets of Early Colorado”

Belle Turnbull (1881-1970) was the first strong poet to live in and write about the mountains and high mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. Well-known during her life but long out of print, Turnbull’s lyrics of sublime alpine wilderness and her narratives about the harsh and dangerous world of hard-rock mining offer us a profoundly original vision of the American west that transcends the region. Join the current Western Slope Poet Laureate—and co-editor of Belle Turnbull: On the Life & Work of an American Master--as he almost singlehandedly resuscitates this once-forgotten literary legacy.