“The trees are beautiful, man.”

1452456_10101918522013403_1081675490_nThomas Ivory Jr. aka UrWill Rocks! aka Johnny Opium (a few of his several pen-names) is a natural born Coloradoan from the Front Range. He has traveled the world in his underwear and remains heterosexual. He was one of the last graduates from the Colorado University School of Journalism where he learned to frolf as well. He is a perpetually novice Swing dancer and yoga student, and a somewhat better poet. He founded the Denver Hemp Division to promote Hemp education and industry, and co-founded the Love Shovel Ranch reboot in 2012 with Marcus If. He directly instigated the founding of both the Beyond Academia Free Skool in Colorado and the native hemp development program Warhorse Enterprises on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Thomas is Acting Editor for Boar Hog Press and a primal force behind the Love Shovel Review. He has contributed articles to the Boulder Daily Camera and The Onion Local Entertainment section. Thomas currently writes articles for Colorado Hemp Company, National Hemp Association, CannaBiz Journal, the Denver Hemp Division blog, and Boulder Poetry Tribe. He has recently been learning the trade of videographer, and is responsible for most of the clips on the Love Shovel Ranch Youtube Channel.

Thomas’ Articles

Poetry Bloginz


An Eve With Love Shovel

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