Poem of the Month:

“A Letter to the Office of Death”

About Brice Maiurro

Brice Maiurro is a poet, storyteller, artist, and community organizer from Lakewood, Colorado. He is a cofounder of the nationwide howling movement, where in early 2020, thousands of people in all fifty states and over one-hundred countries went outside every night at 8pm to howl. For this, he was featured by the BBC and NPR. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Stupid Flowers and Hero Victim Villain. In 2019, he released an audio EP of spoken word accompanied by Chadzilla Johnson, entitled Everything is on Fire. He has told stories with Liminal, The Narrators, Ignite Denver and Unsent. He is the Editor-in-Chief of South Broadway Press, and worked formerly as the Founding Editor of Punch Drunk Press and the Poetry Editor for Suspect Press.

Photo: J Mark Tebben

He is the cofounder of the five-year-strong event Punketry, hosted out of Mutiny Information Cafe, as well as the founder of the Mutiny Poetry Series and the Boulder Block Slam. He has collaborated on events with Jaipur Literary Festival, Arbor Institute, Denver Food Rescue, and with the Village Institute, a live/learn/work center for immigrants and refugees in Aurora, Colorado.

Brice’s poems have appeared in Tabula Rasa Review, Twenty Bellows, Tilt West, Low Orbit, Boulder Weekly, Poets Reading the News, Suspect Press, and The Denver Post. He has featured with Headroom Sessions, Jaipur Literary Festival, Fountainverse Literary Festival, Colorado Poetry Rodeo, F-Bomb, Mercury Cafe Sunday Night Slam and at Denver City Council.

Recently, Brice has began to offer workshops, including “Someday I’ll Love the Poem”, a poetry workshop on the ongoing process of learning to love yourself. He facilitated this workshop at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in 2021. If you are interested in future workshopping opportunities, you can find more info here.

In 2019, he was recognized by Westword as a Colorado Creative for his contributions to the Colorado arts community. He is currently serving as the Poet Laureate of Blue Dime Cabaret.