Innisfree This Week:
Tuesday July 22nd at 7PM: Weekly Open Poetry Reading.
Thursday July 24: Christopher Shugrue
Christopher Shugrue was born on the run. He is a writer, performer, and photographer whose work appears in several journals including Semicolon, Sans Merci, The Front Porch News, and Bombay Gin. His prose chapbook, Straw Writes, was named a finalist in the Monkey Puzzle Press 2013 Prose Chapbook Contest and was published in April 2014. Chris holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and also assists with promoting and archiving the monthly performance series, Bouldering Poets. Chris’ current work explores the ghost and what it means to be haunted. He lives, works, and writes in Boulder with his bride, the writer Elyse Brownell, and their 106 pound malamute, Yoda, Son of Chewie. For more info, visit his blog: twocrowsonawire.blogspot.com
Saturday July 26th at 3PM: Mitchel Evan
Mitchel Evan is a twenty year old singer-songwriter who has been in and out of bands since the age of 14. The songwriter spent his childhood and high school years in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Pennsylvania at eighteen to pursue a college degree. A sudden change in fate has landed the songwriter in Boulder, Colorado with a suit case, guitar and a stack of his latest record “Cicadian Rhythm”.
Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches English at Washburn University. He has an MFA from The University of Kansas, and an MA and Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Kansas State University. He has a chapbook The Sum of Two Mothers (ELJ Publications 2014), and his work has appeared →
Steve Tompkins hails from Fountain, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with degrees in English and Spanish. He currently works as the Academy Director and ESL Coordinator for a charter school in Colorado Springs. Steve's first collection of poetry, Clay County Pastoral, is now available from Word Press. Recent poems have appeared in Big Muddy, Borderlands, The →
Eric Scott Sutherland is the epitome of a working class poet. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a community/event organizer, and author of two chapbooks and two full length collections: incommunicado and his latest, pendulum.
He is the creator and host of Holler Poets Series, a monthly celebration of literature and music since 2008. In 2011, →
The Life and Times of Richard Musto, which was recently selected by Kirkus Media as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013. It's an extended narrative poem that tells the true life story of an 89-year-old man who lives on the streets of New York City. The book is illustrated with fine art photographs.
Sunday June 22nd at 3PM: Anne Waldman, Laura E. Wright, and Eleni SIkelianos
Anne Waldman has been a prolific and active poet, performer, editor and teacher many years, a founder of the Jack Kerouac School and Artistic Director of its celebrated Summer Writing Program. She is engaged with creating radical hybrid forms for the long poem, both serial and narrative, and →