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 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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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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