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

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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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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