Band of Poets at AG Marathon, Saturday June 1

For the fourth year in a row, Band of Poets will be performing at the annual Allen Ginsberg Memorial Open Mic Poetry Marathon. The Marathon happens this year Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Spring Street Center, 1101 15th in Seattle. The marathon starts at 8P. BoP’s scheduled to go on at 11P. According to John  Burgess:

BoP

Band of Poets

Poets take turns

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reading poems over improvised jazz, blues, country and percussion. There’s a song or two. Sometimes dance. Expect ballads and hymns, political outrage, Whitman, ghosts of the Beats, edginess and tender Dickinson moments. No promises though – no two shows are alike. We’ve performed at Richard Hugo House in Seattle, the annual Ginsberg Marathon, Rob Schouten Gallery on Whidbey Island, Seattle Bookfest, and the Ballard Public Library in Seattle. Current lineup: John Burgess, Jed Myers, Ted McMahon, Melet Whinston, and Roseanne Olson.

See some past performances of the Band of Poets here: http://www.youtube.com/user/nwbandofpoets See also:

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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