Biker Poetry Month rumbles into August

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bikerpoetry.jpgChrome exhausts, sticking it to the Man and giving it to your woman just became indelibly associated with the Month of August. It’s National Biker Poetry Month. We’re not really sure who’s in control of the scheduled events, as the Biker Poets and Writers Association site is just a splash page with a PayPal link, but there is a list of dates, locations and featured poets throughout the Northeast on the site Road Poets. Expect lots of awkward men in chaps and/or leather vests milling about like it’s their first time in group therapy.>

For those of you who have work to do, we’ve transcribed — to the best of our ability — the last few lines from Jose Gouveia’s “Evel Knievel.”

And we’ll all look on in awe
from our meditative states
anticipating one last leap
over God’s Gate.
And if your soul crashes
into his throw at a shooting
star of painless bliss, a
shower of cosmic
chrome and
will forever highlight
that long last leap and
legend leaving skid
marks on
the streets of gold and even God
Himself shall
share your name, “Evel.”

While the execution is somewhat lacking, we’re glad to see others attempting to express the emotions riding creates in them. Even if the best they can do is write about “cosmic chrome.”

via Freak Machine Press

  • Gypsypashn


    Not for nothing, while your spouting barbs about the men who write biker poetry, what about a kind word for us women, who lift a leg to straddle a Harley?

    We look better in leather for one thing, and our words are equal or better than those of our male bards!


  • Wes

    By all means, if you have examples of female authored biker poetry, we’d love to see it.

  • Grant

    Hey Betsy. I just visited the Freak Machine Press again and saw the new videos. I’m glad to see women riders/writers using their voices.

    Early information as well as the schedule posted on RoadPoet failed to mention women participants, but we’re glad to see you, Ms. Buck and hopefully others evening out the testosterone.

  • JoeGo

    I was very happy and proud to include as many female bikers as I could in Rubber Side Down. 1/3 of the book was authored by our sisters. Some of the best poetry in this book was written by the females. It is one of the things about this book that I love to celebrate!