Living Room w/ Maryna Ajaja and Mayakovsky

mayakovsky

mayakovsky

To open up our second SPLAB Living Room Tuesday, November 2, Maryna Ajaja will read a small essay on rhythm, How Are Verses Made? by Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Why Mayakovsky?  Because he was a revolutionary poet, a genius, a hipster, actor and artist — and because the essay is musical and short, and because, “…rhythm is the basis for any poetic work.”

I walk along, waving my arms and mumbling almost wordlessly now shortening my steps so as not to interrupt my mumbling, now mumbling more rapidly in time with my steps…

Bring new work for a gentle critique by those gathered, read the work of someone else, or come just to be in the engaging company of other writers. $5 suggested donation keeps SPLAB open, and every $5 donated gets you an entry in our monthly raffle for SPLAB swag!

7P, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in the Cultural Corner, 3528 S. Ferdinand, but enter on Edmunds. Parking is available RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR and we’re three blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail station.

Afterwards we’ll get drunk at the Ale House and complain about the election results.

Maryna Ajaja

Maryna Ajaja

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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