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Art Goodtimes

Telluride Mushroom Festival
Poet-in-Residence
Colorado

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Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is a noted poet and writer of several books and the poet laureate of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He grew up in California and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1970. He has also served as co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado. And as Western Slope Poet Laureate. He was the director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival for its first 25 years and currently serves as parade-master and poet-in-residence.