Burning Word May 21 & 22 Leavenworth

From Michael Schein:

Dear Poets

According to reliable billboard announcements, the End of the World is set for May 21.  Where would you rather spend Judgment Day:

(a)  Stuck in traffic on the I-90 bridge;
(b)  In the basement, fixing a leaky washer;
(c)  At the mall with a teenager, shopping for $200 jeans;
(d)  At a poetry festival in the mountains of Leavenworth;
(e)  (d), but not (e).

If you picked any of these answers, or are already making up additional responses in your head, then you belong at BURNING WORD at Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth on May 21. Please CLICK HERE to purchase your advance ticket – only $14 for the full day (May 21), or $12 for just the evening show.  The lineup of events can be viewed HERE.  Discount lodging is available at Der Ritterhoff Inn for only $65 per night – simply mention Burning Word.  Carpools (offered or needed) should be posted on the Burning Word Facebook page.

In case the world doesn’t end next Saturday, we’ve planned an exhilarating schedule of events for Sunday, May 22. Consider embracing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study with a true master – Sam Hamill – in a small group session on Sunday, May 22, 9:30-12:30pm.  Please CLICK HERE to purchase admission to THE WAY OF POETRY colloquium ($100) (hurry!  only 3 spots left).

Whether you can attend Burning Word or not, please spread the word on Facebook and to your email posse.  If you are planning to attend, please call up a few friends and relatives to bring along.  They’ll be eternally grateful.

Armageddon in Leavenworth – bring a change of Lederhosen!


In the Muse,
Michael Schein
Burning Word Director

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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