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 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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