“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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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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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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Last Sunday of the Month Reading at Blue Owl Books Featuring Kevin McCarthy by Cicada (Kelly Marie) Musselman

  Sunday, January 31st, 2016 was a big day for Beyond Academia Free School folks and for the Nederland Poetry scene.  After the biggest monthly class ever held at Love Shovel Ranch (led by Forrest Lotterhos and Ellie Swenson on Confessional Poetry), six of the BAFS poets headed over in the softly falling snow to …

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“Boulder Spoken-Word Heavy Hitters Feature at The Laughing Goat, February 1st” by Thomas Ivory Jr.

The large, round mahogany table, surrounded by tall maroon leathered upholstery, sat in a dimly lit corner of License No. 1, the former Catacombs bar, just off the Pearl Street walking mall. Circling the mahogany perimeter: A double Jameson with just a couple of rocks in a whiskey glass; a ruby-red Negroni aperitif with an orange …

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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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