Raft Magazine

Raft, a new spoken-word literary journal, is now online, at:


Issue 1 features new work from:

Scott Abels
Niamh Bagnell
Susan Powers Bourne
Ric Carfagna
Jan Carson
Joel Chace
Arkava Das
Mark DuCharme
Iris Jamahl Dunkle
Bonnie Emerick
Michael Farrell
Adam Fieled
Thomas Fink
Vernon Frazer
R. Jess Lavolette
David Mohan
Debrah Morkun
Paul Nelson
Francis Raven
Chad Scheel
Sam Schild
Brian Seabolt
Adam Strauss
Mark Stricker
Samuel Day Wharton
Karena Youtz

Raft is currently accepting new work for issue 2 (deadline: December 16,


Brian Seabolt
Raft Magazine

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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