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

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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