Amalio Madueño in 2.9.10 Living Room

If you have any love for the Southwest, or for Spanglish, or for the Black Mountain School of Poetry, or how a Native American perspective (or should I say Native Mexican) gets assimilated (or doesn’t) into the USAmerican way, you should attend Tuesday night’s Living Room, as the guest will be Amalio Madueño.

The event is at the Columbia City Cinema, 4816 Rainier AV S, in the 2nd floor lounge, starting at 7. Suggested donation, $3-$10. The circle will happen every Tuesday through the end of May.

Amalio will start the circle with a few poems and a little sense of how he makes poetry. & then we’ll open it up to anyone who wants to read, and have critiqued, their latest work. You can also read the work of someone else you’d like to discuss, or come just to listen.

More on Amalio here:

& you can enjoy a workshop he’s facilitating in Tacoma next weekend. Details here:

Poems of his are here:

& his intelligent response to an essay of WCW’s here:


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About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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