Mark Your Calendar, Saturday 2.26.11

“Represent! 98118!” is a community arts project seeking to document “A Day in the Life of America’s Most Diverse Zip Code.”

From midnight to midnight, on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, poets and photographers, amateurs and professionals will make a record of life in Columbia City, Genesee, Hillman City, Holly Park, Lakewood, Rainier Beach, Rainier Valley, and Seward Park. Selected poems and photographs will be displayed throughout the community.

Anyone who lives, works, plays, worships, or studies in the 98118 zip code is welcome to participate. Poems do not have to be written in English. The project is sponsored by SPLAB (Spokenword Lab) in Columbia City. Information can be found on the SPLAB website at

A meeting will be held on Saturday, February 26, at 10am for anyone interested in participating. All are welcome.

The meeting will be at SPLAB in Columbia City, located in the Columbia building (formerly Orca and the New School, adjacent to the Columbia City Famers Market). The building is accessible with plenty of free parking in the back; the Columbia City Light Rail Station and the #7 bus stop are both a few blocks away.

Please come to the meeting and help us get the word out.

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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