Jim Jones, Living Room Guest Poet

Tonight at 7PM, we meet again in the SPLAB Living Room, 4816 Rainier AV S, in the 2nd floor lounge of the Columbia City Cinema. Hear guest Jim Jones talk about his poetry and maybe his Kerouac scholarship.

Read a poem for a gentle critique. Or, like Jonda, come just to listen and be in the engaging company of other writers, literature fans and people interested in the lost art of meaningful conversation.

You may want to bring copies of a recent poem of yours to read for gentle critique. We’re averaging 6 folks a night lately, but sometimes more show up, so bring 8.

Jim Jones, professor emeritus of English at Missouri State University, is the author of four books about the life and work of Jack Kerouac, as well as several chapbooks on other Beat-related subjects. A poet himself, in 1988 Jones founded Church of the Head Press, which publishes poetry chapbooks. Besides teaching in the Midwest, he also lived and worked in Ireland, England, Spain, and China. Since July 2006 he has lived in Queen Anne in Seattle. He is currently revising a series of poems inspired by Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

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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