Open Books

The Poem Emporium gave A Time Before Slaughter a gracious write-up here: The reading will be Sunday, January 24 at 3P.

Open Books is one of two all poetry bookstores in the Unites States. A nexus for Seattle poetry, it is an honor for your wily Splabman to be reading for the first time in that venue. We hope to see you there to support the store, buy a copy of the book, or come to hear the product of a 12+ year process and an inspired reading. Open Books, in Wallingford, at 2414 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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