A Literary Map of Colorado

Literary Map of Colorado
A Literary Map of Colorado (ISBN 9780983671107)

A Literary Map of Colorado provides the average reader with a manageable list of books about cowboy culture, mining, mountains, national parks, Native American history, railroads, ranching, rivers, and tragedies of brave women and pathfinding men of the state of Colorado. It includes some classic and some quirky, some historical and some contemporary.

  • 50 selected titles
  • over 5,000 words of quotes and summaries
  • 18 original illustrations by artist Clint Tillman Reid
  • list of mysteries set in Colorado
  • state poet laureates
  • state literary organizations

REVIEWS by the Denver Post and Colorado authors

ISBN 978-0983671107

Format / Size
Unfolded 26.5″ x 20″
Folded  3.75″ x 9.5″LiteraryMapofColorado-Gravett

Researcher, Designer
Amron Gravett

Clint Tillman Reid


Purchase Information

  • On Amazon.com
  • Sold through the publisher using Paypal here
  • Or mail your check payable to:
    Wild Clover Book Services    PO Box 13883   Tucson, AZ 85732
Illustration by Clint Tillman Reid for A Literary Map of Colorado

Copies are also sold at the following Colorado retail locations:
Denver: Tattered Cover Book Stores
Animas Museum
Center for Southwest Studies
Maria’s Bookshop
Second Story Books
Studio &
Fort Collins: Wolverine Farm Books
SalidaThe Book Haven

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Criteria for Selection

  1. Author was Colorado born or lived here a significant amount of time
  2. The book covers a Colorado topic
  3. It is cited as being authoritative and received good reviews by the literary community
  4. Abundant copies available to readers through libraries, bookstores, and online


Select Resource List

Illustration by Clint Tillman Reid for A Literary Map of Colorado
  1. Aldama, Arturo J. Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of the Colorado Borderlands. Boulder, Colo.: University Press of Colorado, 2011.
  2. C. de Baca, Vincent, and Colorado Historical Society. La Gente: Hispano History and Life in Colorado. Denver: Colorado Historical Society, 1998.
  3. Colorado Historical Society. Colorado Heritage: The Journal of the Colorado Historical Society. Denver: The Society, 1981-.
  4. Colorado Language Arts Society. Colorado Literary Legacy (map). Denver: Beach & Beach, 1991.
  5. Colorado Language Arts Society. Colorado Literary Map (map). 2005.
  6. Contemporary Authors Online Database. Web. Gale Cengage Learning.
  7. Gehres, Eleanor M. The Colorado Book. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 1993.
  8. Grinstead, Steve., Ben Fogelberg, and Colorado Historical Society. Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2004.
  9. Hopkins, Martha E., Michael Buscher, and Library of Congress. Language of the Land: The Library of Congress Book of Literary Maps. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1999. url
  10. Lee, W. Storrs. Colorado; a Literary Chronicle. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970.
  11. Monnett, John H., and Michael McCarthy. Colorado Profiles: Men and Women Who Shaped the Centennial State. Evergreen, Colo.: Cordillera Press, 1987.
  12. Noel, Thomas J., et al. Historical Atlas of Colorado. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
  13. State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado, State Historical Society of Colorado, and Colorado Historical Society. The Colorado Magazine. Denver, Colorado: State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado, State Museum, 1923-.
  14. Verhoef, Carol, and Jefferson County Public Library (Colo.). Colorado Authors Bibliography. Lakewood, Colo.: Jefferson County Public Library, 1979.
  15. Wynar, Bohdan S., Roberta J. Depp, and National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. Colorado Bibliography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado, 1980.


  1. Academy of American Poets – Colorado page
  2. Colorado Book Awards (Colorado Humanities)
  3. Colorado Poet Laureates