Swirling out of The Vortex: The Tribe Says Goodbye to Michael Malpiedi (for now) by Jonathan Montgomery

One day Shana and I were walking down the Boulder Creek path, and we were drawn to an eddy along its bank.  It was autumn, and fallen leaves were everywhere, and they were swirling around in the water.  They each had their own separate destiny.  Some moved round and round the whirlpool.  Some got stuck …

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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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“John Carpenter’s ‘The Skyline House” starring Eric R Fischman

  Four walls. One window. They were all wearing shoes. Jake Grieco strummed an electric guitar on his bed while Dani Ferrara, in a wheely swivel-chair, passed me the blunt. Together, they formed the art-punk supergroup, Warm Dad. Neither of them seemed to notice the little demons that waddled about the floor, digging in closets, …

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“Punk-Rock Poetry House Party” by Urwill Rocks!

  The ink splattered tie-dye and oblong, circle cow-print patterned, helium balloons loitered peacefully suspended, and scattered overhead in the living-room of this one-story duplex rental just east of CU campus: the Skyline House. Each of the tens of dozens of multicolored balloons had their lips tied tight with thin ribbons, loose and curled, hanging …

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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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Hey, Hey, My, My, The Boulder Poetry Tribe Can Never Die by Jonathan Montgomery

Hey, hey, my, my, The Boulder Poetry Tribe can never die There's more to the picture than meets the eye Hey, hey, my, my... - Neil Young, RockStar   Neil Young wrote these words after witnessing The Tribe up close on a 1970's trip to Boulder.  I was not there at the time, and this …

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Dank P.h.a.r.t. the Pirate Poet Takes the Bus to The Bombay Gin Reading Series

I had to catch the bus because my wife had the car. I was ten minutes early as usual because I have missed too many buses by being just on time.  As I stood there waiting I spun in circles with my hands in the pockets of my pea coat feeling the wind on my …

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