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

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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