Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with the 2015 Biennial of the Americas presents:
line break / disrupting rhythms
BMoCA’s Poetry & Performance Cafe
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 is a collaborative effort initiated by BMoCA between the poetic, artistic, and business communities of Boulder, Denver, and the Front Range.
cafe hours & location
July 15 – July 19
July 24 – August 30
Located in the Biennial of the Americas Pavilion, 1554 Wewatta Street Denver, CO 80202.
calendar & themes
WEEK ONE July 14-19
Biennial of the Americas Opening Week Festival
WEEK TWO July 24-26
Hearing a New Americas
WEEK THREE July 31 – August 2
Silence & Spaces of Expression
WEEK FOUR August 7-9
To Story or Not to Story
WEEK FIVE August 14-16
The Americas I want to live in…
WEEK SIX August 21-23
WEEK SEVEN August 28-30
Poetry Now! & Tomorrow
Recite a poem and receive a free pour over coffee. Fridays & Saturdays, 10:30-11am & 2:30-3pm.
Hands-on and informal activities based on line break’s weekly themes. For all ages. Activities are available whenever line break is open.
The seven weeks of programming include contributions from 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, and Anne Waldman, among many more.
City of Boulder / City of Boulder Office of Arts & Culture / Biennial of the Americas / Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau / Fiona Baldwin / Audrey & Andy Franklin / Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Boulder Arts Commission / Colorado Creative Industries / National Endowment for the Arts / Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Boxcar Coffee / Bobo’s Oat Bars / Corvus Coffee / Rowdy Mermaid / Naropa University / Pizzeria Locale
Presented in collaboration with The Biennial of the Americas.