Breadline Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

A few years ago, near the end of the legendary run of Red Sky Poetry Theater, Marion Kimes, the doyenne of Red Sky, pointed out the success of the series by mentioning the different spin-off projects, or projects in part inspired by Red Sky, including SPLAB. I liked that way of looking at success and see that in some way a recent Seattle open mic has, in part, taken up where Red Sky left off.

I speak of Breadline, which has its year-end finale on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2013. Greg Bem, Alex Bleecker and Jeremy Springsteed have created a wonderful series and that they met at SPLAB, is something that gives me great satisfaction. Now the Stranger is calling it “the most exiting reading series in Seattle.” Wednesday’s event should be great. I hope to see you there.

Breadline 12.19.12

Breadline 12.19.12

Breadline (from the Stranger)

When: Wed Dec 19 at 7 pm.
Price: $5 suggested
Phone: 709-9797

This is the second anniversary for the most exciting reading series in Seattle. Poetry ensembles RE DRUM MACHINE and The Jason Conger Word Orchestra will do battle. low dose tamoxifen Only one ensemble will leave alive! (Not really.) There will also be lots of bread, and you are encouraged to bring your own spread to put on the bread. (That last bread part is real.)

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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