Uphook Press (NYC) @ SPLAB, Fri Oct 14, 7P

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On Friday, October 14th, the currently-touring, New York-based Uphook Press will present four poets at SPLAB in Columbia City, Seattle. Come out and see visiting poets Matthew Hupert and Eliel Lucero, as well as local poet Greg Bem, present their work to any and all Emerald City poetry lovers. The event will begin at 7pm and the suggested donation is $5.00. Snacks and/or beverages to share with the rest of the audience are welcome!

Uphook Press is a New York City-based publisher specializing in work by poets and spoken word artists who love both the ink and the mic. gape-seed- is their third and most recent anthology, taken from open submission, with the aim to promote a nationwide community of performing poets. Featuring fifty-two poets (from New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Nashville, Sante Fe, and elsewhere),  gape-seed- also includes an interview with award-winning poet and spoken word pioneer Regie Cabico.

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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