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Hours: 7AM until 9PM

Seven Days a Week
Where: 1203 13th Street Suite A
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 495-3303
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Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe is celebrating our
Second Anniversary 2012
Thank you to all the poets and poetry lovers out there! We couldn't have made it without your support.
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Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe is your local poetry bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. We are the third exclusively-poetry bookstore to open its doors in the United States.

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Thursday June 19 at 7PM: Jonah Bornstein and Janice Gould

Janice Gould’s tribal affiliation is Koyoonk’auwi (Concow). She grew up in Berkeley, California and attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning a BA in linguistics and an MA in English. She completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of New Mexico, with a concentration in Native American Literature. In 2008, she earned a Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Arizona, and also completed work for a certification in Museum Studies.

Janice was recently named the Pike’s Peak Poet Laureate for 2014-2016 and was recognized with a “Spirit of the Springs” Award from the City of Colorado Springs. Her poetry is published in over sixty journals and reviews. She has earned awards for her writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Astraea Foundation, the online journal, Native Literatures: Generations, and from the Pikes Peak Arts Council. In 2012 she was the Native American writer in residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, the second person to hold this honor. Her most recent book of poetry, Doubters and Dreamers, from the University of Arizona Press, was a Colorado Book Award Finalist and a Milt Kessler Book Award Finalist. Her other books include Earthquake Weather, also from the University of Arizona Press, Beneath My Heart from Firebrand Books, and Alphabet, an artbook/chapbook published by May Day Press. The University of Arizona Press also published a volume Janice co-edited, Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry.

Janice is an Associate Professor in Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she developed and coordinates the program for certification in Native American Studies. Her many other talents include music performance, music composition, and photography. You can view some of her photographic work at www.jamannapoet.blogspot.com.

Jonah Bornstein is author or co-author of several collections of poetry, most recently Treatise on Emptiness (chapbook; 2009) and Voices from the Siskiyous (chapbook; co-author). Other collections include We are Built of Light and A Path Through Stone (co-author). He received an MFA in Poetry from New York University and moved to Oregon in 1989, where he co-founded the Ashland Writers Conference (1997-2002). His poem “Night Blooming Men” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems have most recently been anthologized in September 11, 2001, American Writers Respond (2002); Walking Bridges (2008), and Deer Drink the Moon (2007). He has been the featured poet at readings in New York City (notably La Mama Galeria), California (Beyond Baroque), and Oregon (Southern Oregon University, Writers On The Edge). He has taught poetry and literature privately for 20 years and at several universities in New York (1983-1989) and Southern Oregon University (2001-2007). He currently teaches and edits poetry privately and works as a graphic designer. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife, the painter Rebecca Gabriel.

Tuesday June 17 at 7PM – Weekly Open Poetry Reading

Thursday June 5th at 7PM: The Margoles Duo

Thursday June 5th at 7PM: The Margoles Duo The Margoles Duo consists of Kirk Margoles on guitar and vocals, and his son Bram Margoles on violin. Performing for several years in the Boulder area and elsewhere, they present original melodic, poetic, and rhythmic compositions which aim to explore the emotions, inspire, and spark the imagination. Blending elements of folk, classical, spoken →

Thursday May 29 at 7PM: Daisy Rockwell

Daisy Rockwell paints under the takhallus, or alias, Lapata (pronounced 'laapataa'), which is Urdu for "missing," or "absconded," as in "my luggage is missing," or "the bandits have absconded." She posts her paintings regularly to Flickr, and writes for the blog Chapati Mystery. She has shown her work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Waterloo, Ontario, and Lenox →

Tuesday May 27th at 5PM: Devorah (Dorothy) Kirszenbaum – Holocaust Survivor Speaks

Devorah (Dorothy) Kirszenbaum was born on December 10, 1930 in Otwock, Poland. Her father was a cantor, rabbi and shochet (veterinarian) . He also served as a judge for the Jewish community. Devorah had six sisters and two brothers. She attended a public school where there were separate religion classes for Jews and Chrisitans. Devorah →

Thursday May 22 at 7PM: Justin Petropoulos, Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang

Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and (Jaded Ibis Press 2013), a collaborative work with multimedia artist, Carla Gannis. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab →