Poetry Postcard Fest Orientation

Poetry Postcard Fest Orientation

10am PDT, this Saturday, June 19, 2021. Make sure YOU are ready, or tell a poet friend about the joy of summer poetry postcards as SPLAB presents an orientation for the 15th Poetry Postcard Fest, which is accepting registrants at www.popo.submittable.com

See also: https://popo.cards/2021/06/07/postcard-orientation/

Hosted by Fest Co-Founder, Paul E Nelson, history, basic info and good tips for fest participation will be provided. We hope to see you and encourage you to tell friends about this long-running self-guided spontaneous composition and community-building workshop. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/2064225002

Paul will also discuss the online workshop series and plans for the Fall series, designed for people who have participated in the fest, or who have interest in living the life of a writer 24/7 as Anne Waldman urged in a SPLAB workshop in 2000 at the old SPLAB in Auburn, WA.

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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