Give Big Thanks

SPLAB GOT VERY CLOSE its Give Big goal of $1,500 today, getting to $1,333 thanks to several donors, including Larry Lawrence, Buffy Sedlachek, Greg Bem, Carol Sunde, Matthew Trease, Larry Laurence, Sally Hedges-Blanquez and Holly Hughes. Wow! We are so grateful for this support and via some very high class people. GIVE BIG ACCEPTS DONATIONS UNTIL MAY 15. https://www.givebigwa.org/splab-seattle-poetics-lab

This funding allows us to continue to produce our three main projects: The Cascadia Poetry Festival, POPO – The August POetry POstcard Fest (links in logos below) and our interviews which are currently produced as the project title (& book title) American Prophets.

That we can continue to operate during a pandemic shows how a small and wily organization can adapt and survive. There is a reason we have been around since 1993. We might call SPLAB a “prophetic organization” to use a phrase Fred Moten and Stefano Harney would use in their seminal book The Undercommons.

SPLAB gratitude and huge thanks goes out to all those people who help SPLAB do its thing.

Registration for POPO 2020 (year 14) closes July 18.

 

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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