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Jack Collom

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1838 Pine St., Boulder, CO 80302
ph. (303) 444-1886


1974                                    MA (English, Lit), Univ of Colorado
1972                                    BA (English) Univ of Colorado
1952                                    BS (Forestry, Sci & Arts) , Colorado A&M

Grants, Award (in part):

1998                                      SCFD (Colorado), poetry by children
1995&8                                 CO Visions (with Ken Bernstein), poetry/music
1995&6                                 Neodata (Boulder), poetry by children
1995                                      Addison Minigrant (Boulder), collaborative poetry book
1994                                      Neodata (Boulder), ecology, poetry/performance by children
1992,5&7                              Boulder Arts Commission, small press publication
1991-2                                   Neodata (Boulder) , poetry/book publication (children)
1990                                      National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Fellowship
1980                                      National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Fellowship
1966-77                                 CCLM grants (several) for “the” poetry magazine

Publications (books of poetry):

1998                                      Dog Sonnets, Talisman (New Jersey)
1997                                      Entering the City, The Backwaters Press (Nebraska)
1996                                      Calluses of Poetry (CD, with Ken Bernstein), TreeHouse, (Colorado)
1996                                      The Task, Baksun Books (CO)
1996                                      Wicker (With Lyn Hejinian), Rodent Press (CO)
1995                                      What a Strange Way of Being Dead, Rodent Press (CO)
1992                                      8-Ball, Dead Metaphor Press (Colorado)
1990                                      Arguing with Something Plato Said, Rocky Ledge (CO)
1981                                      The Fox, United Artists (New York)
1977                                      Little Grand Island, “the” press (Nebraska)
1976                                      Squirrel Tails, Lodestar Press (Coloroado)
1974                                      Ice, Lodestar Press (Colorado)
1972                                      Blue Heron & IBC, Grosseteste Press (England)
1967                                      Wet, privately porinted
1966                                      April, First Half, privately printed

Books on & of writing by children:

1998                                      A Slow Flash of Light, Teachers & Writers Collaborative (New York)
1994                                      Poetry Everywhere (with Sheryl Noethe) T&W Collab. (NY)
1985                                      Moving Windows, T&W Collab. (NY)

Poems in over 100 magazines and anthologies.


Articles published in: American Book Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter,
T&W Newsletter, Shambala Sun, Disembodied Poetics (U of New Mexico Press)


1973-98                                  Poet-in-Schools, Colo., NY, Nebr., Idaho, Wyo.
1985-1998                              Naropa Institute, Adjunct Writing Faculty, Outreach Director
1987-89                                  Metro State College (Denver) English Instructor
1975-1976 & 86 & 94            Univ of Colorado, Creative Writing Instructor
1981                                       CUNY (New York), Writing Instructor
1956-1979                              factory labor

Workshops (adult):
Naropa Institute, The Poetry Project, Steamboat Springs Writing
Conference, Criss-Cross Art School.

Major Readings:

The Poetry Project, NY; The Poetry Center, San Francisco; New
College, SF; Northern Illinois U., Chicago; U. of Colorado,
Boulder; Naropa Institute, Boulder; Colorado State U., Ft. Collins;
Amerika Haus, Heidelberg, Germany; Schule fur Dichtung in Wien
& Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, Austria; Tacoma, Wash,
Distinguished Poet Series; New Mexico St. U., Las Crusc; San
Jose, Costa Rica