Living Room 2009/2010 Season Complete

Our first season since moving to Columbia City finished last night (5.25.10) with a record 17 poets in the Living Room. Thanks to the Striped Water Poets who showed up with a wide variety of work. Thanks also to Jim Jones, our guest poet, for giving us insight into his process and latest work.

Other guest writers in our first Columbia City season included: Amalio Madueno, Scott Galasso, Flavia Rocha and Willis and Tony Barnstone. Our thanks go out to these poets and the people who came out to hear them, as well as to Paul Doyle for his generous donation of space for Living Room.

We’re also grateful to Tim Aidlin and David Sherwin for the website design and to David for the remarkable logo and bookmark for our first season.

We’re bringing Nate Mackey to Seattle in March of 2011, details coming soon and the 9th annual Ginsberg Marathon in April 2011.

& we roll on. Thanks to everyone who participated in SPLAB events in our inaugural Seattle season.


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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