“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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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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“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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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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