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

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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