"Whatever a community goes through affects its artists as well. What poets bring to the healing process is a kind of articulateness, a way of expressing what many of us feel and need to find the words for," says David Mason, Colorado's poet laureate, who will be sharing poetic reactions to September's destructive floods along with Lannon Fellow, Pattiann Rogers and David Rothman at a benefit for Boulder flood victims at 5 p.m. Friday, November 1, at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. "By celebrating together and with fine musicians, we hope to raise awareness of the public benefit of this often private art. We'll do our best to raise money to help those most in need, and entertain our fellow citizens in the process."
Chriss7 Mason David Mason, appointed Colorado's poet laureate in 2010.
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