Writing from a Place of Urgency


Kristiane Weeks-Rogers

Kristiane Weeks-Rogers grew up around Lake Michigan and earned her higher education degrees in Florida and Indiana. She earned her MFA at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado where she teaches as a Writing Seminar instructor for BA students. She is the 2nd place winner of Casa Cultural de las Americas and University of Houston’s inaugural Poetic Bridges contest, with a chap collection forthcoming. Her work has been featured in Pacific Review, Chagrin River Review, The Well Written Woman, Torrid Literature Journal, Blast Furnace Press, Indiana University South Bend Graduate Journal, Off the Coast, Sediments Literature-Art Journal, Analecta, and Streetlight Press. She enjoys hiking, creating, painting, and drinking coffee and libations around the Rocky Mountains while discovering what ghosts really are. Instagram @kosmicallykonnected

SUNFest + 2HOWL – Join Us May 4th!

May 4th, Festival 5-8 PM Naropa University, Arapahoe Green  Open Mic 6-7 PM 2HOWL Performance 7-8 PM To bring in spring and celebrate the changing of the guard, Naropa University’s BEATS, in collaboration with the Student Union of Naropa and... Continue Reading →


ENOUGH: An Ode to Protest – BEATS, March 2018

Editorial Staff Robert Eric Shoemaker, (Founding) Editor Natalie Earnhart, Editor Kristiane Weeks-Rogers, Marketing BEATS is a union of writers and poets writing from a place of urgency, fueling our work with activist poetics in public spaces. Originated at Naropa University’s... Continue Reading →


When in great pain, the body is not an agent but a vesicle; a storage unit for the public, waiting beyond the body, which sounds off as waves.   The bullet of the state, an entrance and the fissure deepening,... Continue Reading →

For the year 2018, there has been an average of 1 school shooting per week

For the year 2018, there has been an average of 1 school shooting per week-- which educational setting will be added to this image next week?

denver, 3.24.2018

-Samantha Moore

feel it

-Samantha Moore

There should be a background check…

“There should be a background check before the NRA is allowed to buy a senator.”

Not You Haiku

Heavy fault lines Lifeless young bodies lifted Snow gales howl coldly   Lights strung illumine Death’s distracting point not you Buds grow brighter pink   -Jackie Henrion   “Not You” as a (homophonic) comment on the NRA’s refusal to acknowledge... Continue Reading →

They Were in Holocaust History Class 

To the students with the horror of the pogroms unfathomable rupture of flesh in their mind’s eye, devising essays   in the aura of learning   thinking how (only more ineffably) could this happen   & could it happen here?... Continue Reading →

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