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 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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1 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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