McClure Books

Good news from Open Books:

Dear Paul y SPLAB,

Good news today on the McClure book front. Our rep sent e-mail confirming we will have thirty copies of Mysteriosos to sell at the reading. I’m not sure when we’ll be getting them– sometime twixt now and then. Happy day!

until soon,

John (Marshall)

MYSTERIOSO  O N E

LOVELY.  LOVELY AND ANCIENT AND FOXED

with rusty brown spots as the oldest

IMMORTAL PRINCESS,

or the Bodhisattva Kwannon as a simpering

and infinitely generous

OLD WHORE.

How surprised we are at what passes

in past and future

for the scent of apples.

I

M

U

S

T

know more about the skin and muscles

and the wall of stars two billion light years long;

I

T

I

S

all

QUICK

! ! !

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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