Paul Nelson returns to Slaughter

Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Paul Nelson
In A Time Before Slaughter, poet Paul Nelson explores Auburn’s history in verse, creating a masterpiece in the spirit of classic collages of place penned by American modernists. In a compelling mixture of verse and prose, historical documents and native language, Nelson ushers the reader through events that shaped Auburn’s history. Book available for purchase. Free with regular Museum admission.

White River Valley Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn Comm Campus
Auburn, WA
98002

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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