<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[A year of poetry]]> One year ago, AJ (Andrew) Carrillo was there waiting for Innisfree Poetry to open its doors. He had watched the storefronts at 13th and Pennsylvania avenues rotate over the years while he studied humanities at the University of Colorado. When newspaper went over the windows and a sign said “coming soon” for a poetry store, he was ready for it, and when Innisfree Poetry opened on Dec. 10, 2010, he was the first customer.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 2, 2015]]> Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp — Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey..]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Aussie author Anna Campbell defies the boundaries of historical romance]]> It’s every writer’s dream. You write the best book you can, sell it to the publishing company of your dreams and quit the day job to pen fiction all day. For Australian writer Anna Campbell, this dream is her reality.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of June 11, 2015]]> A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road — Amy Law..]]> <![CDATA[Animal instinct]]> The author, known widely for his autobiographical and sometimes embarrassing accounts of his family life growing up in rural North Carolina and his subsequent years spent trying to make it as.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of June 18, 2015]]> The Spiral Notebook — Stephen and Joyce Singular..]]> <![CDATA[Science fiction for the masses]]> “[Having worked] in [a] bookstore, I’ve known about this for a long time. There are some books that, once they become acceptable enough to the mainstream, they are no longer shelved in the science fiction, they’re shelved in the literature section, like [George] Orwell’s 1984,.]]> <![CDATA[Bethy Love Light]]> Sample lyrics from Bethy Love Light’s “muzoetry,” which comes off as spoken word poetry over Hare Krishna-style beats: “Within the human body, which is a spaceship / a merkaba from a cosmic relationship / and life is a trip / and we like to sit / on...]]> <![CDATA[Sherman Alexie, the performer]]> He doesn't quite match the hermetic, reserved image many poets and novelists are so quick to embrace. Aside from being an accomplished and prolific writer of poems, short stories and novels (he has published more than 20 collections of his work), Sherman Alexie is a performer.]]> <![CDATA[(Gr)Apple]]> <![CDATA[Natural-born talent? Author sheds new light on nature-nurture debate ]]> To the adults I met as a child, a person's capacity for achievement could be decided at around age 6 or 7 by a simple equation: genes environment, or 'nature nurture.' Given an extra dose of more expansive learning by dynamic teachers, they thought, a 'gifted' child could metaphorically grow from a caterpillar into a butterfly.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of May 14, 2015]]> Atlantis in Peril, The Wisdom of Merlin, and The Hero’s Trail — T.A. Barron..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 03, 2014]]> The Belief in Angels — by J. Dylan Yates. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074..]]> <![CDATA[New children's book deals with domestic violence]]> In her day job as a detective in the Longmont Police’s domestic violence unit, Sara Pierce became familiar with children’s reactions to seeing one parent hit another. But she and other members of the Longmont Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI) realized that there wasn’t much available in the way of children’s books that deal with domestic violence. So Pierce wrote her own.]]> <![CDATA[Punk rock and poetry]]> Soon Mapplethorpe and Smith were inhabiting Room 1017, the smallest in a now-legendary building that then featured residents including Harry Smith, William Burroughs and Johnny Winter, not to mention constant visits by big-time pop stars such as Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Writing the unwritten]]> All of us are haunted — by vestiges of the past, and, as Hannah Nordhaus poignantly observes in American Ghost, by the ghosts of who we thought we were or thought we would become. Her story is a different kind of personal haunting, though, as she writes of the ghost of a great-greatgrandmother said to haunt a Santa Fe hotel.]]> <![CDATA[Hands buried deep]]> The memoir chronicles Theall’s childhood in Texas and the struggles she went through with sexual abuse, spirituality, multiple sclerosis, family and her realization that she is gay.]]>