Ginsberg Marathon Saturday Night (4.3)

As we did at our Auburn location at least 7 times, we’ll meet starting at 8P on Saturday, April 3 to celebrate the life and poetry of counterculture icon Allen Ginsberg, as well as the Beat Movement in general.

Band of Poets, led by John Burgess, Jed Meyers, Victor David Sandiego,
Sergey Feldman & Amanda Penn, with special guest Julene Tripp Weaver, will present AG’s Wichita Vortex Sutra.

You are welcome to read your own work, your favorite Ginsberg or Beat poem (or any poem for that matter) and kick in a few bucks for SPLAB to pay its bills. (Tax deductible!)

Again, it happens Saturday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. @ Empire Expresso, 3829 S Edmunds St., Seattle. Plan on getting coffee’d up and staying there as long as you can.

After Band of Poets performs, we’ll open it up to Open Mic. We’ll also have a round of exquisite corpse writing and a lightning round, where participants can read a short (haiku-length) poem between drum beats. We’ll go until we can’t anymore.

As Bruce Greeley wold say: Holy the Bop Apocalypse!

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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One Response to Ginsberg Marathon Saturday Night (4.3)

  1. broo says:

    wold/would & DO: like a steamshovel, dig, bruddah, hope to make it…

    holy the groaning saxophone! Holy Peoria & Seattle……!!

    -/:}>

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