Audio from 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Cedar Sigo

On September 24th, poets gathered at SPLAB & in 650 cities around the world in an event called 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

Featured poets at SPLAB for 100 Thousand Poets for Change included City Lights poet and Suquamish native Cedar Sigo, who also facilitated a workshop on poets of the San Francisco Renaissance (Jack Spicer, Joanne Kyger and John Weiners), as well as writing exercises based on an idea by Ted Berrigan. Here is he SPLAB Presents segment for the week of September 12. For the week of September 19th. The entire interview can be downloaded here.

The local poets were curated by Judith Roche and Carolyne Wright, who also read their own work.                   Audio from 100 TPC: Brian McGuigan, Eugenia Toledo, Lawrence Matsuda.

Nilki Benitez, Judith Roche.

Deborah Woodard, Frances McCue, Carletta Carrington Wilson, Carolyne Wright.

Cedar Sigo workshop.

Cedar Sigo reading.

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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