“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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“You Will Never Be the Same, aka This Saturday is Record Store Day” by Rob Geisen

Episode 10: A New Hope 2, Electric Boogaloo  The year was hell, I don’t know. 2007 maybe. George Bush was sucking on hard candy in the White House and people were listening to a lot of Kid Rock for some reason. I was still a good 18 months away from my second divorce and Hannah …

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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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IN BOULDER, COLORADO YOU CAN GO TO A POETRY READING SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK!

“Hey GITCH,” I said to Get in The Car, Helen, “Do you realize this week there are poetry readings you can go to every single night?” “What?!,” GITCH said. “It’s true. I think I’m going to go to every one of them and read something.  I think I’m gonna try to complete The Cycle.” “That’s …

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