Represent! 98118!


98118! Represent!
A Day in the Life of America’s Most Diverse Zip Code

Midnight Till Midnight,
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Calling All Poets and Photographers,
Professionals and Amateurs

If You Live, Work, or Play in the 98118, Take Out Your Cameras, Take Out Your Pens, Laptops or I-Pads, Participate!

If Your Business or Organization would like to sponsor a writer and/or photographer to record an hour or more in the life of your community on Wednesday, October 5, 2011:
Please Contact: Paul Nelson at SPLAB, 206.422.5002,

If you are a photographer or poet who would like to spend all or part of Wednesday, October 5, 2011 recording one or more “Perspectives of Life in the 98118,”
please contact: Nancy Rawles, 206.323.1077,

98118! Represent!
98118! Represent is a community arts creation, presentation, and archival project that will include photography exhibits and poetry readings in 2011 and 2012. To volunteer services or in-kind donations, please call Nancy or Paul.

98118 Poster (for download)

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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2 Responses to Represent! 98118!

  1. WILLIE PUGH says:

    Hi Paul/Nancy,

    Can you let me know when the planning meetings are going to be? I would like to attend the ones that I can.


  2. Paul Nelson says:


    July 9 at 10AM at SPLAB. We hope to see you.


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