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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.

CPF5 Tacoma Workshops Oct 2017

Some workshop slots are available to Gold Pass holders for the 5th Cascadia Poetry Festival in Tacoma, October 12-15, 2017. See the schedule here, including poets Michael McClure, Patricia Smith, Ianthe Brautigan, Bruce Weigl, Tod Marshall, Sharon Thesen, Lorna Dee … Continue reading

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5TH CASCADIA POETRY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD OCTOBER 12-15 IN TACOMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5TH CASCADIA POETRY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD OCTOBER 12-15 IN TACOMA Public Readings, Workshops, Beat legend Michael McClure & tribute to Richard Brautigan Seattle, WA, June 21, 2017—The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which gathers writers, … Continue reading

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Give Big

Hello, SPLAB-Fan! You’ve no doubt been hearing a lot about GiveBIG from local non-profit organizations who look for a little boost during this annual fundraising event.  Through Dollars for Change, Seattle Foundation will randomly select donors through the day to have … Continue reading

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SPLAB’s Cascadia Work (The Art of Resistance)

SPLAB has been facilitating events since 2012 that combine bioregionalism and poetry. Perhaps the deepest form of eco-poetics is bioregionalism, making the place you live first in your consciousness over a “state” or “nation” or “province.” That Cascadia includes most … Continue reading

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