“If a Poetry Reading Series Goes for 30 Years It’s Really a Church” by Jonathan Montgomery

“When I was a little kid I served six o’clock mass as an altar boy,” Tom Peters tells me as we stand between the vintage records and paperbacks of the Beat Book Shop, his store on the Pearl Street Mall. “I set everything up, and I light the candles, and I change into my outfit… …

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“Poetry UNCENSORED – in the Boulder Weekly?!” a loudmouth editorial by Marcus If

“What if poetry, currently mostly confined to cafes and alleyways, really had a chance to impact the main street community?” “What if poets, as the therapists of culture, said what only they can articulate and the community responded?” “What if poems, each an individual godlette, shone out into the community one every week to remind …

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“A Politician for The Poets?!” by Jonathan Montgomery

https://twitter.com/ericmbudd/status/879893475138973696 As soon as he walks into the Laughing Goat a chorus of baristas shouts out, “Eric Budd!” He smiles and waves to them, and after he steps away, they continue talking about him. “Who was that?” a customer asks. “Oh my god, that was Eric Budd," a barista says, "He’s running for City Council!” …

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“An Article about Someone Who’s Written Articles about Us” by Jonathan Montgomery

“It's Friday the moon is full airs fuckedup warm, alleyway poetry, and I did an interview with Sarah from the Boulder Weekly who is expected to attend; come?” – Matthew Clifford, poet/accountant/punk rockstar’s post for February ‘17 Full Moon Reading on Boulder Poetry Tribe Facebook group Some Full Moon Readings have just four people come …

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“This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona Poetry Reading” by Jonathan Montgomery

Every other place is different than the place you live.  Like Phoenix Arizona.  There they have those tall pain-spike cactuses that raise their arms up and go 'yay!'  They have palm trees in their shopping centers that invite you to have a beer on the asphalt like a Corona commercial.  And they have a great …

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“BAFS Summer Poetry Camp Intro Weekend Recap and What’s Next!” by Cicada Musselman

The first weekend of Beyond Academia Free Skool Summer Poetry Camp has passed and it was a mixed bag of emotions... June 30th A riotous inspiring good time reading Richard Brautigan’s June 30th, June 30th on Pearl Street with Rob Geisen. July 1st Outside at Boulder Writers Warehouse along the North Boulder Farmers Ditch, the …

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“I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Weren’t for Jack Collom” by Jonathan Montgomery

Jack Collom passed away on July 2nd, 2017 at the age of 85.  Here's a link to the Daily Camera's write up on him  I wrote the following acrostic for Ellie Swensson's Turnout Zine this spring while taking Jack Collom's final Eco Poetics class.     I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Weren’t for Jack Collom   I don’t …

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