Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

I’ve fled many Colorado disasters. Now, with coronavirus, I find myself preparing instead to stay home.

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to prepare for and survive disaster. I’ve spent over 20 years living at elevations above 8,000 feet in places threatened by fire and flood and I’ve had a bit of practice making evacuation’s hard choices: what to take and what to leave behind.  During […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

Excerpt: A dog’s diagnosis leads to the savoring of mornings and appreciation for every detail

A former Artist-in-Residence for the State of Colorado, Karen Auvinen has won two Academy of American Poets awards and has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes in fiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and numerous literary journals. She earned her M.A. in poetry from the University of Colorado Boulder under the […]