“This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona Poetry Reading” by Jonathan Montgomery

Originally posted on Boulder Poetry Tribe:
Every other place is different than the place you live.  Like Phoenix Arizona.  There they have those tall pain-spike cactuses that raise their arms up and go ‘yay!’  They have palm trees in their shopping centers that invite you to have a beer on the asphalt like a Corona…

“I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Weren’t for Jack Collom” by Jonathan Montgomery

Originally posted on Boulder Poetry Tribe:
Jack Collom passed away on July 2nd, 2017 at the age of 85.  Here’s a link to the Daily Camera’s write up on him  I wrote the following acrostic for Ellie Swensson’s Turnout Zine this spring while taking Jack Collom’s final Eco Poetics class.   ? I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Weren’t…