Introducing Fort Collins’ Bright, Shiny Poet Laureates (Plural!)

Welcome to the world of poetry, Fort Collins. It’s a tough world; one where writers agonize over the usage of each and every comma; one where said writers try their hardest to convey a feeling, image or idea with precision and clarity. It’s a world that has long been somewhat underground in Fort Collins. Happily, however, it is finally beginning to rise above the surface. In late fall of 2011, Wolverine Farm Publishing, which publishes Matter Journal and Matterhorn, held a contest that would name the official Poet Laureate of Fort Collins. On December 16, after over 1,000 votes, the contest was deemed a tie between Michael Bussmann and Matthew Sage (pictured here). The two have created a website, fcplaureates.wordpress.com, that showcases their work and offers insights on poetry and highlights poetry events around town.

Illegal Pete’s

Illegal Pete’s

After surviving the tremendous controversy over the name “illegal” in its name, Illegal Pete’s in Fort Collins is soaring into the hearts and stomachs of many. It’s here to stay with the original name intact and in a prime location at 320 Walnut Street. The vast interior and raised alcove help make it our town’s…Continue Reading

Indian Music

Indian Music

Om Ananda Yoga Studio in Old Town Fort Collins is hosting a very special and rare concert event with tabla master Ty Burhoe and grammy-winning flute master Steve Gorn! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 16, 8-10pm, admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door; purchase at omanandayoga.com/events or call 970-488-9192. The venue…Continue Reading

A new year? Try new beer!

A new year? Try new beer!

With the holidays wrapping up and New Year’s resolutions being made, it might be time to try some new things. For the cooking-inclined, this just may be your column. Chef Ricky Myers of Jax Fish House has been experimenting with local brews and food, and has offered to share some of his inspiration with us.…Continue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: Save the Tablas!

I just turned 40. I feel it’s a good time to reflect and write about the things I’m really proud of. Seriously, I was not expecting to look this good at the “half way point” of my life… unlike TONS of women that are walking around our Choice City streets, I have had absolutely NO…Continue Reading