Birth of a Seattle Indy Press

Here’s an excerpt from a piece Aaron Talwar wrote on founding Dark Coast Press in Seattle. The whole essay is linked below…

“We named the new baby Dark Coast Press, after a line in Ezra Pound’s First Canto (‘Elpenor, how art thou come to this dark coast? Cam’st thou afoot, outstripping seamen?’ And he in heavy speech: ‘Ill fate and abundant wine!’)  Yes, we knew he was talking about Africa.  But Seattle made quite a good stand-in for one shadowy coast for another.  We set out under the banner of literary fiction, fiction, poetry, essays, and experimental works.  But our list will most certainly include every genre under the sun as we continue to grow.  Simply put:  we publish books that we like, period.”

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/atalwar/2010/07/the-apparent-insanity/

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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