Politics in our Living Room! 1.18.11 (Maryna Ajaja facilitates)

Let’s get political. Bring your favorite political poem, your own or someone else’s. Don’t be shy – read the one you believe in. Ars Poetica? Beliefs or commandments? Rules or unruly rules to live by? We will iron out our doggerel and dogma. Maryna Ajaja will read from Mahmoud Darwish and Aharon Shabtai.

Remember: Every $5 you donate to SPLAB gets you an entry in this month’s raffle for movie tickets, books donated from New Directions Press and much more!  3 lucky entrants must be present to win on January 25th!

Living Room happens at SPLAB,  in the Cultural Corner of the old Columbia School, entrance between Rainier AV S and 36th AV S, on Edmunds. We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. Parking is available on the school grounds.


Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish

Aharon Shabtai

Aharon Shabtai

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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