Ginsberg Marathon, Saturday April 9 6P Band of Poets, Quixote Radio, Your Poem!

AG Marathon

AG Marathon

& after 1A:

The marathon will continue to buzz early into the morning via a local who spent much of his late teens studying the Beat hero. Says Greg Bem about staying up late and appreciating Ginsberg: “I acquired Howl, the movie with James Franco, and can’t wait to watch it for a second time, with commentary. I’ve got Pull my Daisy, the classic Beatnick B & W that features Corso, Kerouac, and Ginsberg as kids, and the cherry on top is actually a couple cherries on top: movies from UBU. But video, an appreciable late-night Arts medium, will be encountered by banters from myself, bellowings and interruptions, cat calls and pitter patters. Rittles, rettles, all you can imagine. As the sun comes up, if it comes up in Seattle, we will read to the sun, read to each other, give ourselves love, understand our hate, and turn our cheeks to a new marathon goal that we will, as they say, chew up and spit out, like cud.”

The record is 10.5 hours and after a 6P start, we hope to go til at least 5A or maybe 6. Anyone interested in being part of an early shift, starting at 6AM? Email pen@splab.org

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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4 Responses to Ginsberg Marathon, Saturday April 9 6P Band of Poets, Quixote Radio, Your Poem!

  1. Garrett Rutledge says:

    Allen would be honored.

  2. Jay Auto says:

    This looks like fun. It says two blocks from the rail stop…what side of the street is it on???

  3. Paul Nelson says:

    The South Side, Jay Auto

  4. Pingback: Resulting Aid, Allusions: Pictures of an Endless Eve « Greg Bem's Stale Attitude

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