Author Archives: Splabman

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

SPLAB Donates Audio Archives to White River Valley Museum

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northwest Broadcaster and Poet Paul Nelson Donates Historic Radio Programming Archive to Auburn’s White River Valley Museum AUBURN WA:  With a grant from 4Culture, onetime Auburn resident, disc jockey, poet and intellectual Paul Nelson organized his radio … Continue reading

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Slametan for Sam Hamill

Though he may not have been excited about the notion of a Javanese ritual event centered around his life, there will be a slametan for Sam Hamill, Monday, July 23, at the Wedgwood Ale House. From Wikipedia: The ceremony takes … Continue reading

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Two Postcard Events!

The August POetry POstcard Fest happens for the 12th year in 2018. The fest has become the biggest annual funder of SPLAB and we’re hoping that you will participate and help spread the postcard love. Also, there will be two … Continue reading

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Reviews of Becoming Cascadian

To redefine our lives and the places we live by Bioregion, rather than by political boundaries, is not the work of a single morning. It will require small cadres of committed people who become nature literate, write instructive poems and essays, and gradually make sense to their neighbors. This program, Becoming Cascadia, was one node in a larger effort that has been developing. This particular workshop, however, drew not only on Cascadian writers, but drew a handful of people who have been at work a long time on the job! Touring Kubota Gardens provided a direct view deep into the bioregion for many reasons. Eating meals as a group solidified our sense of community. Concluding with poetry gave ceremonial fragrance. The sharing of ideas, books, and other resources, will remain central. Thanks to Mark Gonnerman for a list of resources. Thanks to all for straight talk and careful listening. – Andrew Schelling Continue reading

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