Lit Fuse in the Mighty Tieton 10.8 – 10.10.10

I am passing along this note from Michael Schein, about the literary festival he coordinates in Tieton, Washingon, in the hills just west of Yakima.Your wily Splabman will be conducting a couple of workshops and reading from A Time Before Slaughter. The small town DOES become a rich cultural environment during this event and it’s a chance for poets West of the Cascades to re-connect with those EAST of the curtain:

Can you envision yourself in a PoeTown, fruit orchards, ocher hills roiling, art hung in cavernous rooms, moon like a baboon’s bottom?

Come to LiTFUSE, the Northwest’s premier poets’ workshop; register for only $50 this month, plus $75 by the end of September.  Date: 10.8-10.10. Place: Tieton, near Yakima.  Free home-stays available.  Please CLICK HERE to register or for more info.

Warning: may cause visions, 3am gorging on substances not recognizable as food, insight into human predicament.

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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