ⓘ Jack Collom


ⓘ Jack Collom

John Aldridge "Jack" Collom was an American poet, essayist, and pedagogue. His twenty-five books include Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000, Situation Sings, and Second Nature, which won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Poetry.

In the field of education and pedagogy, he made unique contributions in the subjects of eco-literature, ecopoetics, and creative writing instruction for children.

Collon died in Boulder, Colorado from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer on July 2, 2017, aged 85.


1. Other websites

  • Learning the Chant Poem an excerpt from Old Faithful: 18 Writers Present Their Favorite Writing Assignments.
  • On Sound and Rhythm: A Way to Start Teaching Poetry to Children and Young Adults – an excerpt from Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in the Community.