Raven Call



Theme: human behavior, rather than animal or plant behaviors, boils down to action, to human activity: “Why We Do What We Do.” That’s what makes it so damn interesting. Whether it’s bungee jumping, going to war, singing in the shower, peeling an orange, trekking through the desert, throwing a tantrum, drinking sherry in secret, making tortillas, or Saturday night sex, it’s all of it behavior, and all of it triggered by/in response to

various mixes of cultural norms, social pressures, personal history, survival instincts, genetics, and brain chemistry!! In contrast, character—whether personal, cultural, national (whatever) — is a subjective assessment (of worth/lack of worth) based on behavior—i.e., the things a person, or nation, does or doesn’t do.

Raven Chronicles

Raven Chronicles

ALSO: Seeking Writing/Art on regular features/themes:

Cultural Geography (translations); Food & Culture;

Family Corvidae; Nature Writing; Odes to Persons, Places & Things;

Poetics/Interviews; Rants, Raves & Reviews; Spoken Word

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Jan. 1, 2013-March 15, 2013

Publication: Summer, 2013 See: http://www.ravenchronicles.org/

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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