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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

SPLAB@25 Video

Paul Nelson is a master interviewer and this fact also belongs to his poetic life and legacy. His interviews are not about poetry and prophecy, but rather they are of poetry and prophecy. Continue reading

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Interview Workshop at Open Books

I am delighted to be celebrating the release of American Prophets by way of doing interview workshops in and around Cascadia for the next few months.  A workshop happens at Open Books: A Poem Emporium, March 10, 2019, 10:00 am … Continue reading

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SPLAB’s 25th Anniversary Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SPLAB TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY DECEMBER 14 IN AUBURN WASHINGTON   Public Reading & Book Release to take place at White River Valley Museum Seattle, WA, October 23, 2018—Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB), a literary arts-oriented non-profit organization; … Continue reading

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Cascadia Poetry Festival-Anacortes 2019: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

The Cascadia Poetry Festival returns May 9-12, 2019, in Anacortes, Washington! All events except workshops will happen at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street in Anacortes. In addition to a tribute to Sam Hamill, there will be the launch of … Continue reading

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