Bob Kaufman Documentary

From NW Film Forum:

Hello Seattle Poetics LAB,

Bob KaufmanWe are reaching out to you about a rare Seattle presentation of And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead, at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill June 29-July 2nd.

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead (2015) is a documentary that tells the story of poet Bob Kaufman, sometimes considered “the American Rimbaud.” The film is directed by Billy Woodberry, who was part of the LA Rebellion—a group of African American filmmakers that included Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, and Haile Germina who studied at UCLA Film School in the late 1960s-1980s and created a cinema alternative to Hollywood. Woodberry explains that his film “weaves [Kaufman’s] artistic triumph as a triumph of radical politics surviving and inspiring against all odds.”

Here’s a link to the film on our site with showtimes and more information.

We are excited to present a stunning DCP projection of the film on the big screen and would greatly appreciate if you passed the word along to your network in an email or via social media!

Best regards,

Joseph Eusebio

Northwest Film Forum

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Give Big – Seattle Foundation, Cascadia Poetry Festival

Give Big 1For the first year SPLAB is participating in the Seattle Foundation’s Give Big program. The Seattle Foundation was a supporter of SPLAB from back in our Auburn days (1997-2004), and our 2016 goal is modest, $3,500.

We want to guarantee a sold-out house for the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival in Seattle, November 3-6, at Spring Street Center. We have secured a remarkable lineup: Brenda Hillman, Daphne Marlatt, Colleen McElroy, Sam Hamill, Roger Fernandez, Sarah DeLeeuw, Janie Miller, Peter Munro, Judith Roche, Marilyn Stablein and others in the intimate setting of the Spring Street Center for Mainstage readings, the Living Room democratic reading, panels, workshops and a tribute to Denise Levertov, including a ritual walk to her grave in Lake View Cemetery.

Cascadia Poetry Festival logoOur goal is 100 contributions of at least $35, which will guarantee the giver a Gold Pass to attend all festival events.* Please consider supporting this work via Give Big, as festival tickets will not be available until July 4 and thanks in advance for your support of the work of SPLAB since the founding of the organization in 1993. Other levels of sponsorship can be viewed here: http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/2016-sponsorship-opportunities/

*Space is limited in the venue, so please arrive early to ensure a good seat.

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Pageboy Magazine Call

Deadline April 20!

PageBoy Magazine LogoPageBoy Magazine, a local and renowned Seattle-area publication, is accepting submissions for its upcoming (May-ish) issue. Submissions will not be accepted after 4/20, so the clock is, as they say, ticking!

More info on the process and guidelines here.

Guidelines for PageBoy Magazine are as follow:

Creative Work

PageBoy accepts all genres of creative work so long as it does, indeed, work. Please limit to a sensible length, given the nature of a small magazine. We will print works up to twenty pages so long as they merit the space. Buying a copy is of course the best way to familiarize yourself with the magazine and its tendencies (!).

Critical Work

PageBoy is also seeking essays on subjects relative to contemporary work and workers (writers/artists). Send essays or queries for subjects. Essays should be no longer than twenty double-spaced pages.

Visual

We do publish one visual artist per issue. All visual art should be sent as a jpeg attachment. Each feature artist gets the cover, 4-8 page color spread in the magazine, and an in-depth interview.

Other

All work should be sent as a word.doc attachment to pageboymagazine@hotmail.com. Please include the poem/essay’s title and the word submit in the subject heading. PageBoy will respond as soon as possible 1-6 months to your work. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS please.

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Colleen McElroy Reads at Columbia City Gallery

Blood MemoryWho: Colleen McElroy
What:
 Reading from Blood Memory
Where: Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

When: April 8th, 7 PM. (RSVP please! ((206) 321-5219 or cherelouoma@gmail.com)

Blood Memory, Colleen J. McElroy’s collection of narrative poetry, emerges from deep seated memories with enormous emotion. Through the rhythms and musicality unique to McElroy’s voice, it portrays an extended family, a complex culture spanning several decades, multiple victories and failures, and a single brilliant soul that frames the poems. Dedicated to McElroy’s mother, the book is universal in its scope, inescapable in its earthy particularity. McElroy writes, “I am the last female of a family/ of women who wove the fabric/ of stories into doilies and slip covers…/” Blood Memory offers consummate storytelling and unforgettable poetry capturing a place and time gone forever. And as an evolving history, the poetry has a cinematic quality, large and intimate and at the same time, characters utterly vivid. Brooklyn Magazine highlights this volume on its 2016 must read list.

Colleen McElroy

Colleen McElroy

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