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Bobby LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer and cultural worker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Metropolitan University of Denver and a master’s degree in art, literature and culture from the University of Denver. In 2020, with support from the Surdna Foundation and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, LeFebre was named a Catalyst for Change grant award recipient to explore racial justice through radical imagination. LeFebre was named Colorado’s eighth poet laureate in 2019, making him the youngest and first person of color to be appointed to the position in its 100-year history. In 2021, he received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.
In 2021, Bobby LeFebre was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. LeFebre will launch Cuentos de Colorado, an interview and reading series that will feature BIPOC poets from across Colorado in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Media, a family of stations including Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP radio. By showcasing a wide variety of geographical locations, poetic styles, and identities, the state will hear directly from writers that they may not have access or proximity to otherwise.