New book of poetry tells of life, love, and silliness in the Colorado Mountains

From Boulder County to Las Animas County, poet follows the rhythms of the land and the abundant peculiarities of a Life at the Far End. 

Growing up along Highway 66 with Long’s Peak and Mount Meeker framed in her windows, Annette Meserve’s stories were expressed in her paintings and drawings.  These days, she makes her home farther south, living in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks where she’s shifted to the written and spoken word to relay her experiences and imaginings.

Last fall Meserve began a practice of creating one spontaneous poem every morning.  The newly published Life at the Far End, is a collection of these word sketches portraying an existence filled with poignancy, contemplation, beauty, and humor.     

Nature moves from winter to spring and, with children away at college and her chef-husband recently retired, the author examines what it is to reinvent herself combining the richness of family, history, and new opportunities.  This erstwhile homeschool mom sets off on an adventure into the digital landscape of animation and video production while using daily poetry as a way to reconcile a tactile, hands-on lifestyle with one of pixels and computer screens.  

Find Life at the Far End on the shelves of Barbed Wire Books at 504 Main St. in Longmont,  Dates for an author’s reading and book signing are soon to be announced. For more information visit the book’s blog: and the author’s website: or email her directly at:   

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