Live-stream poetry reading to feature three poets April 25

L. Luis Lopez

Enjoy a live poetry reading in the comfort of your own home!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, poetry fans are invited to tune in to the Mesa County Libraries Facebook page for a live-webcast Poetry Reading by three local poets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

The reading – featuring poets L. Luis Lopez, Jennifer Hancock, and Frank Coons – will take place in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio. Because of very limited space in the studio, the public is invited to view the reading live on the Mesa County Libraries Facebook page.

The reading will include a question-and-answer period, with questions coming from Facebook viewers and a small studio audience.


L. Luis Lopez is a professor emeritus from Colorado Mesa University, where he taught English, Latin, and ancient Greek. His Ph.D is in medieval English literature from the University of New Mexico. He has published four books of poetry: “Musings of a Barrio Sack Boy,” “A Painting of Sand,” “Each Month I Sing” (which won the American Book Award in 2008), and “Andromeda to Vulpecula.”

In mid-June, Lopez is set to release a new volume of poetry, “More Musings of a Barrio Sack Boy,” published by Lithic Press. Using the 970West Studio, Lopez has recorded two of his works – “Musings” and “More Musings” – as audiobooks. The audiobooks also are scheduled for release in June.

Jennifer Hancock is an assistant professor of English at CMU. She has a Ph.D in English from Oklahoma State University. Hancock has published poetry in various magazines and recently published “Between Hurricanes” through Lithic Press. She facilitates Poetry Night at the Central Library at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Frank Coons is a retired veterinarian who received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and his veterinary degree from Colorado State University. He also studied at Cornell University. His poetry work has been published in various magazines, and he has written two books of poetry, “Finding Cassiopeia” and “Counting in Dog Years,” published by Lithic Press.


The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio is a public multimedia production studio and Artist in Residence space. Located at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue (across from the Central Library) in Grand Junction, the 970West Studio provides the local creative community with a production facility that serves a variety of uses.

Visit the 970West Studio page for more information.

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