Rattapallax Blog

Much of the summer Your Wily SPLABman was busy reading poems and interviewing Northwest poets for a Ratapallax Magazine feature. You can see biographies here. There’s a chance we’ll start doing some radio again. The Rattapallax feature is linked here: http://rattapallax.org/blog/2010/northwest-poet/

Poets included:

Emily Kendal Frey, Sarah Mangold, Erin Malone, John and Robert Olson, C.E. Putnam, Mary Paynter Sherwin, Dan Raphael, Carletta Carrington Wilson, & Maged Zaher. The publishers asked me to include my work and we may soon have an interview to add to those I have done with all the participants.

I’d love your feedback on who should have been included and the emerging facets of West Coast and Pacific Rim poetry.

brophy

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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One Response to Rattapallax Blog

  1. maryna ajaja says:

    Do you know Lee Bassett work?

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