Bijou Creek Books – a poetry and photography publishing company – was established by poet and visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo and professional Denver-based photographer Kit Hedman.

Prairie Crossroad captures the spirit of Colorado’s Morgan County – a microcosm for the melting pot image of America.

Photographer Kit Hedman and poet Hilary DePolo documented the stories of more than 50 people, including recent immigrants, refugees, and residents who can trace their families back for generations on the Colorado plains.

These diverse profiles are interspersed with images and poems celebrating the beauty of the Colorado prairie.

Encounters is the culmination of years of travel and reflection by Jim Boyd, professor of philosophy and comparative religion at Colorado State University. Jim takes us on a tour of the world’s holy places: we encounter new ways of seeing the world, its cultures, and how they relate to the Divine.

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