Marcus If Interviewed on Beyond Academia Free Skool Summer Poetry Camp

“We’re training ourselves to be heroes.”

– Marcus if


I recently sat down at the NoName Bar with Marcus If, headmaster of the Beyond Academia Free Skool, to talk about their summer poetry camp July 12-20th up at Love Shovel Ranch in the Colorado mountain paradise of Nederland.  I asked Marcus about his background, the school, the highlights of this summer’s program, some of his wild ideas on poetry, and of course a dirty haiku.  You can listen to the whole interview below…

– Jonathan Montgomery

For more info on the school, including a schedule of events, go to



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