“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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Mathias Svalina interviewed by Hillary Leftwich

Denver's Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books.  He is an editor for Octopus Books & runs a Dream Delivery Service (www.dreamdeliveryservice.com).  Along with being a featured reader for At the Inkwell Denver: Men of Verse June 18th at BookBar, he will be delivering dreams to subscribers in …

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“History’s Middle Children: Nine Minority Characters Which Need More Press and Some Tips on How to Write Them” by Genelle Chaconas

  The canon doesn’t represent us; it was written by rich, overeducated, able-bodied, academic cis hetero white guys long, long ago in a villa on a Martha’s Vineyard far, far away. We care about social justice, and hope to write complex characters which challenge power structures we hope to alter. Challenging stereotypes can be difficult, …

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“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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