Three Book and Poetry Events in Denver for October 27-November 2

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This week, sit at the feet of an eminent poet, celebrate a rustic sleuth or examine the farm-to-fork experience in a new cookbook with a local twist. Keep reading for details.

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Peter Cole

7 p.m. Monday, October 27 Eaton Humanities 150, CU-Boulder campus Free, RSVP in advance 303-492-7143

7 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 Counterpath Free

Notable poet and translator Peter Cole, a 2007 MacArthur Grant awardee, has been called "one of the handful of authentic poets of his own American generation" by Yale University professor and author Harold Bloom. He'll make two appearances this week, beginning tonight with a talk at the University of Colorado in Boulder and continuing tomorrow with a reading from his new book,The Invention of Influence, at Counterpath in Denver.

Continue reading for more literary picks.

Craig Johnson, Wait for Signs Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 29 Free

Wyoming-based mystery author Craig Johnson rides into town with a new collection of twelve Walt Longmire stories that bring the laconic small-town sheriff and other familiar characters from the Longmire series to life in short-form. Detective-fiction fans, get ready for a guilty pleasure. (And be prepared to mourn the loss of the Longmire series with fellow fans; A&E just axed the show.)

Eric Skokan, Farm Fork Food BookBar 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 2 Free

Eric Skokan, who supplies his Boulder restaurants Black Cat Bistro and Bramble & Hare with produce and meat from his own Black Cat Farm, shares recipes and wisdom drawn from his dedicated immersion in the farm-to-fork movement. A chef who works magic with the ingredients he often produces himself, he'll offer an inside look at what it means to rise with the rooster. And at BookBar, you'll get to taste some of his handiwork. Yum.

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