“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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Academy of American Poets: A Can of Beans? – A Loudmouth Editorial by Marcus If

Since its establishment in 1946 (the fulcrum of 20th Century poetry), the Academy of American Poets’ Chancellor’s Board (the Academy started in 1934) has brought together the mainstream of university poetics under a ‘court of the land’ banner to promulgate the art of verse. The continuous influence of the New Critics is evident in the tenure …

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Shakespeare in Boulder – Call for Artists!

Shakespeare at CU is looking for artists to participate in their Shakespeare Salon on Thursday, Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m. at the CU Art Museum.  The Salon is happening as part of the First Folio’s visit to Boulder in August. Honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Shakespeare at CU consists of more than 40 programs and exhibitions …

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“Joe Braun Man Moon Lune Lunisfree Lunampolis Lunatic Looney Toon Tootles Methuselah Liminal Illumination Too” by Jonathan Montgomery

In honor of tonight’s Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café Fifth Anniversary/Anne Waldman Lune Release Celebration, I had to talk to the glowing, cratery satellite ball orbiting the whole situation, Joseph Braun. I’ve known Joe since he came to Boulder in 2011, and now it would be hard to imagine The Scene without him. When you …

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“Reed Bye, The Buddha of Boulder Poetry” by Jonathan Montgomery

One day my girlfriend and I were walking around Pearl Street and decided to stop in one of those Tibetan gift stores, the ones with all the incensey smells and colorful tapestries and holy, golden figurines. We were casually looking for something that might empower us in the more non-Tibetan gift store realities of our …

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