Johnny Moses on SPLAB Presents

Johnny Moses

This week on SPLAB Presents, Paul Nelson has a bit of Johnny Moses from his new CD, produced at Jack Straw Productions. Johnny Moses is a Tulalip Native American raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ohiat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Johnny, whose traditional name is Whis.stem.men.knee, was raised in the traditional native ways by his grandparents, and is a master storyteller, oral historian, traditional healer and respected spiritual leader. He has two new recordings, one of which is Snohomish Songs of Puget Sound. Johnny discusses the Tulalip Coast Salish Powwow Club and sings the welcome song. http://www.globalvoicesradio.org/SPLAB_20111010_Johnny_Moses.mp3

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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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