line break / disrupting rhythms
BMoCA’s Poetry & Performance Cafe
October 4 - 28, 2018
Laura Cesarco Eglin
Juliana Aragón Fatula
Tim Z. Hernandez
Ana Maria Hernando
Maria Melendez Kelson
Ruth Ellen Kocher
J. Michael Martinez
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
/Biennial of the Americas Opening Week Festival
WEEK TWO: HEARING A NEW AMERICAS
/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
/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...
/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
/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
/Zine Competition with cash prize awards
(culminating prior weekly Zine workshops led by artists Caryn Keffer,
Barbara Bollini, Molly Bounds & Taylor Balkison)