Levertov Plaque

One of the most important poets ever to live and work in Seattle, Denise Levertov died in 1997. There is no mention of her time in Seattle outside the Seward Park house she called home for eight years, but thanks to the Rainier Valley Rotary, SPLAB is spear-heading an Indiegogo campaign to purchase and install the plaque. The campaign would also support the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival, Nov 3-6, 2016, in Seattle at Spring Street Center, which is dedicated to the memory and will explore the legacy of Levertov in Cascadia. Specifically, funds would support the panel on Levertov’s legacy and the ritual walk to her grave on Sunday morning led by JM Miller, Brenda Hillman and Daphne Marlatt. Our thanks go to the Rotary’s Jayne DeHaan, who spearheaded the project.

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Contributors to the fundraising effort are offered a plethora of festival-related premiums which can be perused here:

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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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