“A Tribe Called Boulder: My Introduction to Boulder Poetry” by Brice Maiurro

“There’s a bunch of poets who meet down a back alley at midnight when there’s a full moon to read poems,” said Sarah. “No, there’s not,” I said. “Yeah, there is. I’ve been to it.” I’d not really been up to Boulder very often. There was maybe one time when I was almost 21 when …

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“Roseanna Frechette vs. Your Stupidly High Rent and Other Bohemian Concerns” by Jonathan Montgomery

The Madwoman I remember a Bohemian Concern I had back in September 2011. I was doing my first feature at the brand new Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café and needed to blow the audience away. So I turned to my trusty poetry allies for help, like Marcus If. “I need you to be The Beast …

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“But If You Try Sometime You Just Might Find…: Turn Creative Blocks into Active Rewriting Sessions” by Genelle Chaconas

  You open your notebook, flip to a crisp page, uncap your pen and hesitate with that doe-in-the-headlights terror. You open your notebook, your fingers poised above the keys, typing, then erasing, then typing the word “the”, over and over again. And realize as the seconds tick by and the paranoia grows that absolutely nothing is there. …

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Puffterview with February Boulder Poetry Tribe Calendar Contest Finalist Janelle Fine!

This February we held a contest over who could go to the most events on the Boulder Poetry Tribe Calendar that month, with the winner receiving a puff piece on the website.  There was stiff competition between several of the poetry scene's die hards, but in the end two competitors rose to the top.  The winner …

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“When You Wish Upon a Star: A Constellatory” by Eric Raanan Fischman

On Sunday, March 12th, the Boulder Office of Arts and Culture and the Boulder Writer's Warehouse, the latter headed up by area poet/celestial witch goddess ellie swennson, collaborated in the dedication of a piece of public art. I had spent the early part of that day at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland for the …

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“Why Does Art Matter?” by Jonathan Montgomery

The following article appears in the first edition of Turn Out, a new zine of poetic journalism edited by Ellie Swensson of Boulder Writers Warehouse.  The bi-monthly (every other month) publication is funded by the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture, and aims to give exposure to local creative projects and events.  This edition also includes …

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“No Sense of Common Decency: How to Get Your Rough, Squeamish, Weird and Wooly Writing Published” by Genelle Chaconas

You’re a wild writer. Being a wild writer, you write a lot of crazy things nobody in their right mind would publish. Keep it in your notebook? No. I dare you to submit your weird work anyways. Here is a short list of un-publishable writing and how you could submit anyways on Poets & Writers, …

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“Cafe Cultura: The Heart of the Denver Community” by Hillary Leftwich

*All photographs by ghost lenz @ghost_lenz Copyright 2017. What is Café Cultura? Café Cultura (located at 910 Gallapago St, Denver) is a nonprofit organization focused on creating unity and providing opportunities for underserved youth by partnering with organizations and schools to facilitate workshop series, publish and showcase youth poetry, as well as coordinate a youth leadership …

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Hey Poet, Your Voice is Requested at StarWater Wednesday!

Hey poets, we need your voices! StarWater Wednesday is back and better than ever at VisionQuest Brewery (2510 47th St, Suite A2, Boulder, CO, back in our old stomping grounds right around the corner from the old 303 Vodka.) Every Wednesday we hold space to bring together the art community to make friends and share …

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“Some Top Denver Area Reading Events You May Not Know About” by Hillary Leftwich

The Art of Storytelling Curated and created by Steven Dunn and Lorenzo James, The Art of Storytelling has its roots here in Denver at various locations over the year. Dunn and James originally met in the Navy and formed a strong friendship, both eventually settling in Denver. Dunn, author of the collection Potted Meat, and …

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