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line break / disrupting rhythms

BMoCA’s Poetry & Performance Cafe
October 4 - 28, 2018
  • Aaron Angello

  • Aaron Anstett

  • Silent Bear

  • Scott Beck

  • Reed Bye

  • Joseph Braun

  • Brian Buckley

  • Jack Collom

  • Julie Carr

  • Laura Cesarco Eglin

  • Juliana Aragón Fatula

  • Tim Z. Hernandez

  • Ana Maria Hernando

  • Joseph Hutchison

  • Maria Melendez Kelson

  • Ruth Ellen Kocher 

  • J. Michael Martinez

  • Brooke McNamara

  • Khadijah Queen

  • Andrea Rexilius

  • Elizabeth Robinson

  • Eleni Sikélianòs

  • Anne Waldman

  • among more.

a seven-week site dedicated to the poetry of Now! and tomorrow / a pop-up cold brew, pour-over coffee, kombucha, and conversation bar in downtown Denver / a space that questions what it means to be a museum Now!

a call to the community
a prompt to contemplate the diverse possibilities of poetry

a series of public programs and performances investigating poetry visually / linguistically / silently / politically / spatially / lyrically / digitally

serving coffee and poetry, community and conversation, line break invites a disruption of daily rhythms / a time for a creative experience / a pause that opens up opportunities for different meanings to form / a moment to indulge in the culture of coffee / a break from daily life long enough to connect with Now!

line break / disrupting rhythms...  is a project curated by Mardee Goff and presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) as part of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas. It is a collaborative effort initiated by BMoCA between the poetic, artistic, and business communities of Boulder, Denver, and the Front Range. Located in the Biennial of the Americas Pavilion, 1554 Wewatta Street Denver, CO 80202.​​​​

SEVEN WEEK PROGRAM

WEEK ONE: OPENING FESTIVAL

July 14-19
/Biennial of the Americas Opening Week Festival

WEEK TWO: HEARING A NEW AMERICAS 

July 24-26
/All They Will Call You: The People Behind Woody Guthrie’s Deportees

with Tim Z. Hernandez & musical  accompaniment by Mark “Silent Bear”

/Our Story, Our Lives. Workshop led by Tim Z. Hernandez, BMoCA

/Poems in Native Languages by Ana Maria Hernando & Laura Cesarco Eglin

WEEK THREE: SILENCE & SPACES OF EXPRESSION 

 July 31 – August 2

/Lunchtime Poetry Pour Over. A poetry meditation reading with Brooke McNamara

/Zen Writing Workshop led by Brooke McNamara

WEEK FOUR: TO STORY OR NOT TO STORY  

August 7-9

/Certain Stones. Reading & musical performances by Scott Beck, Jason Fox,

Jef Otte & Quinn Theis

/Tarot & Poetry Readings by Ellie Swensson & Dan Liss

WEEK FIVE: THE AMERICAS I WANT TO LIVE IN...

August 14-16

/Mouthing Off. A Feminist Poet Reading curated by Julie Carr.

Poets: Julie Carr, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Eleni Sikélianòs, Khadijah Queen,

Andrea Rexilius, and Anne Waldman.

/The Avant Range: A Selection of Front Range Poets curated by Brian Buckley.

Poets: Joseph Braun, Reed Bye, Jack Collum, J. Michael Martinez,

Maria Melendez Kelson, and Elizabeth Robinson.

WEEK SIX: PERFORMING LANGUAGE  

August 21-23

/Poetry workshop led by Jack Collom

/Tattoos & Poetry with Mathias Svalina, Joseph Braun & Ellie Swensson.

Flash tattoos by Andi Todaro

WEEK SEVEN: POETRY NOW! & TOMORROW 

August 28-30

/Zine Competition with cash prize awards

(culminating prior weekly Zine workshops led by artists Caryn Keffer,

Barbara Bollini, Molly Bounds & Taylor Balkison)