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 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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