Join Colorado Mountain College in Reading Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's "Ludlow." CMC's Common Reader engages students, staff and community members and culminates with local author visits
David Mason's novel in verse, "Ludlow" tells the story of a handful of Greek, Mexican, Scottish, and Italian immigrant workers in southern Colorado in the early 1900s. Labor troubles climax in the Ludlow Massacre of April, 1914, when the Colorado National Guard killed striking miners and their family members.
In preparation for David Mason's visit to CMC campuses this fall, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to read the book during the summer or the early fall. Instructors of all disciplines are invited to create learning activities around this year's common reader.
Visit the CMC Common Reader website.
about the author Mason’s poetry explores a wide range of subjects, including family, relationships, the outdoors, travel, history, and the American West. Adept in traditional forms, Ludlow uses blank verse to tell the story of the 1914 Ludlow massacre—in which miners and their families were killed by the Colorado National Guard. Brighde Mullins, reviewing Ludlow in the Dark Horse, called the book a “cinematic contemplation in poetry” in which Mason examines the lives of real and invented characters, the Colorado terrain, and the immigrant experience. Mason teaches at Colorado College. He was appointed the Colorado poet laureate in 2010.
Location: Street: 150 Miller Ranch Road Additional: Colorado Mountain College City: Edwards, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81632-7932 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)