“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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“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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“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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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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The Boulder Poetry Tribe’s 2016 Electionstravaganza

Welcome to The Boulder Poetry Tribe's 2016 Electionstravaganza!  During this presidential campaign you have seen commercials, polls, opinion articles, cable news panels, yard signs, debates, endorsements, tweets, madmen screaming incoherently on the street and more on who's the best candidate to govern our nation.  But how much have you heard from the important perspective of all - your …

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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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