Peter Pereira guest poet in the Living Room Nov 30

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SPLAB LIVING ROOM features Peter Pereira

Poetry Reading/Discussion

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 – 7:00PM

Come hear physician-poet Peter Pereira read new poems exploring the history of medicine. Drawn from the life stories of famous and infamous physicians and scientists such as the humble Dutch cloth-maker who invented the microscope, the asthmatic French doctor who invented the stethoscope, the Alabama obstetrician who perfected his surgical technique operating on slaves, and more. These people changed the way we understand the body, health, disease, recovery, and the doctor-patient relationship.

Reading followed by discussion. Please bring a poem and copies to share. Hosted by SPLAB Living Room in Columbia City. Supported in part by an Individual Artists Grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

SPLAB Living Room

now located in the former Columbia School

3528 S. Ferdinand

Seattle, WA 98118

Enter from Edmunds, and follow signs to the “Cultural Corner.”  Free parking available. Three blocks east of the Columbia City Link Light Rail station.

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About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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