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Come listen to the winners of this year’s prize read selected poems and celebrate poetry with wine and friends in memory of Mark Fischer. The prize is named in the memory of Telluride’s much-loved poet, lawyer, skier and raconteur. Mark Fischer was a daring experimenter who combined a polyglot’s command of languages with a quirky sense of humor and a passion for obtuse words. In that spirit, prizes will be announced to the entries that best exhibited the qualities of ori ginality, novelty, complex meaning, linguistic skill and wit. First, Second, and Third Place Prizes will be announced during the ceremony, as well as our honorable mention. We invite these poets, in no particular order, to read 3-5 poems during the ceremony. Our top 4 poets are: Deb Barr Kyle Harvey Samantha Wright and Tony Saab Also, join us at Arroyo Saturday from 9-12 for “The Music of Poetry” workshop with our judge Wayne Lee. $35/$45 at the door. For more info contact Telluride Arts, 970.728.3930