Tuesday, April 30 | Telluride Arts HQ | 6 PM | FREE

During National Poetry Month, the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds poetry program welcomes Denver poet, non-fiction author and naturalist Kathleen Cain to its monthly Poetry Club series in Norwood and Telluride, April 29-30.
 
The Norwood gathering will assemble at Meadowlark House (the home of poet/teacher Ellen Metrick at 72 Greager Lane in the Norwood Gardens subdivision) at 6:30 on Monday, April 29.
 
Kathleen Cain is a poet and nonfiction writer. She was an early recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. She has performed with Seth Harris's Readers' Laboratory in the Mile High City, and her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. Two of them were included in Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 
 
Her non-fiction book, The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion (Big Earth Publishing, 2007) was selected for the Nebraska 150 Book Project, in honor of 150 years of Nebraska literature. She delights in giving Cottonwood "Walk 'n Talks" with interested readers and nature enthusiasts.
 
“As a poet and naturalist, I fell in love with the cottonwood tree,” explains Cain. “Regarded by many as a nuisance, a ‘trash tree,’ this native North American tree -- in various sizes, shapes, and subspecies, ranging from Vermont to Arizona to Alaska -- has been a sacred symbol, a shelter providing relief from both heat and cold, a signpost for the lost and weary. Underneath its branches many dreams have been born.”