San Juan Island Workshop & Reading

Poetry Reading with Paul Nelson
Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Father/Poet/Teacher Paul Nelson, co founder of the Northwest SPokenwordLab is author of the recently published Time Before Slaughter, his first book of poetry.  He writes one American Sentence every day.

Paul Nelson earned his M.A. from Lesley University in Organic Poetry, a study of North American poets writing spontaneously, including Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, Denise Levertove, and Robin Blaser. He is specifically interested in writing that is created in the moment, but with tremendous discipline.

He will be offering a free workhop is organic poetry earlier in the day at the San Juan Island Library.

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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