“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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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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Submissions for LoveShovelReview camp edition due TOMORROW!!

By UrWill Rocks! Rising high up above, the waxing Moon… The North American black bear visited summer poetry camp a few times this year; always by itself, generally around midnight, and never afraid. Large-lunged snorts, breaking branches through the leafy raspberry patch, a shadow as soft as a 70 ton steam-powered excavation loader – with …

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The Beyond Academia Free Skool Summer Poetry Camp Preview by Scarlett Levi

       What exactly is BAFS Summer Camp?                                                                What might one experience while at Love Shovel Ranch?                                                        How are the classes organized?            What kind of people can attend a BAFS class?                                                                Will I fit in?                                                                              How free is it?   These are some …

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Johnny Opiumm’s Visions of Love Shovel

             High up in the pined mountains, near miles to the continental divide, there is a high altitude meadow watered by a glacerial stream. And just before some towering rocky cliffs, a shadowed northern valley murmurs a trickling creek; playing a nature tune.             There is a buried rusty shovel, a square shovel, which has …

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The Beyond Academia Free Skool Summer Poetry Camp Preview

Welcome to Boulder Poetry Tribe’s Preview of the Beyond Academia Free Skool’s second annual Summer Poetry Camp. You can check out all the info at loveshovelranch.com, but the BPT is here for you to try and sort thru and make sense of their loaded schedule of events and workshops. WHEN: Sunday, July 12th thru Monday, …

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Marcus If Interviewed on Beyond Academia Free Skool Summer Poetry Camp

"We're training ourselves to be heroes." - Marcus if   I recently sat down at the NoName Bar with Marcus If, headmaster of the Beyond Academia Free Skool, to talk about their summer poetry camp July 12-20th up at Love Shovel Ranch in the Colorado mountain paradise of Nederland.  I asked Marcus about his background, …

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