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

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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