Thomas Hornsby Ferril

Since April is National Poetry Month, it seems an appropriate time to celebrate Colorado’s own Thomas Hornsby Ferril, one of our state’s greatest writers and Colorado’s Poet Laureate from 1979 until his death in 1988.  A poet, journalist, and playwright, Ferril wrote many poems about the Colorado landscape.  Ferril’s words have even been inscribed in a wall in the State Capitol:

You can read more about Ferril and his writings in the book Thomas Hornsby Ferril and the American West, available for checkout from our library. 

Photo courtesy Colorado State Archives