As American National Poetry Slam Champion and executive director of the award-winning Minor Disturbance Youth Slam Team, Ken Arkind gets to share his words with the world. A lot of those words are about his native turf of Denver, Aurora and the Colfax Avenue connection, and his second book, Coyotes, ... More >>
When they met a few years ago, Ken Arkind and Charly Fasano became fast friends. Like Arkind -- an American National Poetry Slam Champion who tours the world performing and teaching poetry as executive director of the award-winning Minor Disturbance Youth Slam Team -- Fasano liked to perform poetry ... More >>
This film screening is poetry in motion.
One thing's for sure: You can pretty much always count on Denver Chicano Renaissance man Gwylym Cano to come up with something completely different. His reputation as a filmmaker is built on the funny 1995 yarn El Corrido de Cherry Creek, but he's also made a name locally as a spoken-word poet and ... More >>
East meets West in Ten Buddhist Tales.
Adam Cayton-Holland, who was among the writers laid off at Westword yesterday, is best known for his "What's So Funny?" column -- a natural outlet for someone who's developed into one of the area's most acclaimed young standup comics. A prime example: his October article about surviving a cougar att ... More >>
A lot of stand-up comics who never died on the stage seem to be passing away off it these days. First, Denver's legendary Don Becker, who I wrote about in this June 19 feature, and then George Carlin, who was loved and revered the world over (read blogs about his legacy here and here). And although ... More >>
Letters from the week of 6/26/2008
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
For 25 years, until his death in May, comedian/poet/playwright Don Becker entertained audiences and held court in the creative community in Denver. Westword's cover story this week by Adam Cayton-Holland explores Becker's life and death. But to get a feel for what Becker was like onstage, watch this ... More >>
Lucifer Tonite proves that experimental shows can be heavenly.
July 1 - 7, 1999
January 21 - 27, 1999