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Autumn Bernhardt

Poet and writer

Autumn Bernhardt is the Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Professor Bernhardt teaches environmental stewardship and justice courses but has also run a livestock operation and served as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, Tribal Attorney for the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and Judicial Law Clerk.  Autumn’s writing has been featured in six book collections.  Additional work has appeared over 30 times in international, regional, and Indigenous journals and magazines. 

More written and spoken word poetry, as well as other information can be found @autumnbernhardt on Instagram.

I'm Speaking At

11:30 AM -
12:30 PM

The Nature of Words: Readings

Lincoln Center - Founders Room

Autumn Bernhardt, Claire Boyles, and John Calderazzo share selections from their nature writing and discuss the process and inspiration for their work. ...


John Calderazzo

Claire Boyles

Autumn Bernhardt

6:30 PM -
8:30 PM

Open Flame Poetics

Lincoln Center - Columbine Room

Expect unconcealed and unrestrained poetry, passion, and thoughts, from each of these creative minds including Anne Waldman (remote appearance), Sasha Steensen, Autumn Bernhardt, and Ta...


Anne Waldman

Sasha Steensen

Autumn Bernhardt

And More