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Boulder, CO 80302
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October  2014
Events on October 7, 2014
Events on October 8, 2014
  • Innisfree: The Voice of the Butterfly: Poems and Lyrics of the Scottish Independence Movement
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Events on October 9, 2014
  • Innisfree: Bombay Gin
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
  • Innisfree: Critical/Animal Inhabitance - A Poetry Event - Giscombe, Iijima, Russo and Woltag
    Time: 8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
  • Innisfree: Poetic Assembly! With aimee herman, j/j hastain, Samuel Ace and CA Conrad
    Time: 9:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Events on October 10, 2014
Events on October 11, 2014
Events on October 12, 2014
  • Innisfree: Jack Kerouac School [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference: Writing Thinking Being Off-Site Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Events on October 14, 2014
  • Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Events on October 21, 2014
  • Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Events on October 28, 2014
  • Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe
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Sunday September 28th at 2PM: Gary Whited and Susan Nisenbaum Becker

Gary Whited grew up on a ranch in eastern Montana, where his maternal and paternal grandparents had homesteaded in the early 1900′s. Leaving the ranch to attend college, Gary eventually found his way into the study of philosophy with a special interest in the ancient Greek thinkers. He was intrigued by a kinship between the ancient ways and the life he’d known on the prairie. He studied classical Greek and eventually translated fragments of the Pre-Socratic thinkers, including the poem of Parmenides. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Penn State University in 1973.

For several years Gary taught philosophy at various universities, including University of Montana, University of Texas and eventually at Emerson College in Boston. While teaching philosophy, Gary became interested in the practice of psychotherapy with its keen attention given to the art of listening. He realized that the activity of listening was a thread that ran through his entire life, starting with listening to the subtleties of the prairie landscape and to its people, to the ancient Greek classical voices, to his philosophy students and eventually to clients in his private practice as a psychotherapist.

All along the way he wrote poems, trying to capture the many voices of the prairie, which is how his book Having Listened came into being. A strong sense of place pervades his poems, whether that place is the prairie, the city or the inner spaces we inhabit. His poems have appeared in several journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, and Comstock Review. He is currently working on a new translation of the complete fragments of Parmenides.

He lives in Boston with his wife, Elizabeth, a painter. Together they have two grown children, and three grand children.

Susan Nisenbaum Becker’s poetry has appeared or in PLAINSONGS, PHOEBE, SALAMANDER, COMSTOCK REVIEW, POETRY EAST, WILDERNESS HOUSE LITERARY REVIEW, LUMINA, AVATAR REVIEW, CONSEQUENCE, CAYLX and SLIPSTREAM, among others. She is a playwright, actor and arts organizer. She has received several Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants on behalf of the Herring Run ArtsFest, a weekend long arts festival held in her hometown of Middleboro, MA, which she co-founded and co-directed. She has been awarded writing fellowships at Canada’s Banff Center for the Arts’ Leighton Studios , Yaddo where she held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency, and the MacDowell Colony. Susan has been a featured reader at venues in Boston, Cambridge and Cape Cod. Her work was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Her first full-length book of poems, Little Architects of Time and Space, was published by Word Poetry in October, 2013.

Thursday September 25th at 7PM: Charlotte Annie and Lisa A. Flowers

Charlotte Annie is a poet from Maine. She received her Masters in English from Trinity College and her MFA in poetics from Naropa University. When she is not in the company of pencil and paper, you can find her running along one of Boulder’s many mesas. She is interested in hibernation and migratory birds. Her novel, More Winter than Feather →

Thursday September 18 at 7PM: Claudia Van Gerven

Claudia Van Gerven lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she taught English literature for the Honors Program at the University of Colorado. Her poems have been published in a number of journals and magazines including Prairie Schooner, Louisiana Review, Calyx, the Georgetown Review, Runes and The Lullwater Review. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and has been nominated for the →

Innisfree The Week of September 8th, 2014

Tuesday September 9th at 6PM: David Axelrod Dr. David Axelrod is an arts director and publisher of Writers Ink Press. His stories, memoirs, scripts, and non-fiction have been published in over 500 periodicals. Author of 21 books of poetry, he is recipient of three Fulbright Awards, serving as the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China. He was →

Thursday August 28th at 7PM: Nancy Gaffield

Nancy is the author of three books of poetry-- her first book, Tokaido Road, was published by CBeditions in 2011, and won a prestigious prize in the UK: the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize (2012). That was followed by a pamphlet, published in 2012, called Owhere, also a prize winner (Templar Poetry Pamphlet). Her third collection, Continental Drift, will be published →

Saturday August 23rd at 3pm: Dominique Townsend

Rarely does a debut collection deliver so effortlessly on the promise of poetry as it is lived, offering its readers an intuitive musicality paired with careful observation and a certain stillness of mind. The voices in these poems somehow manage to be openly self-conscious while remaining expressive, deliberate, and measured. It’s as if Dominique Townsend feels altogether at home in →