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

APPF13! Registration Now Open

Registration for the 13th August Poetry Postcard Fest is now open and we’re already at about half the total of participants from 2018. The first few lists will go out on July 4 and registration for 2019 will end … Continue reading

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Bilingual Poetry Anthology Launch

I am delighted to invite you to the launch of a new poetry anthology with all poems in English and Spanish. Make it True meets Medusario is a mash-up of our Cascadia poetry anthology of 2015: Make it True: Poetry … Continue reading

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Give Big May 8, 2019

On May 9-12, 2019, SPLAB honors the life and legacy of Sam Hamill at our Cascadia Poetry Festival. One of Sam’s best moments was at the Fest we helped coordinate in Nanaimo, BC, when Sam was dragging around an oxygen … Continue reading

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Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill, who died April 14, 2018, at his home in Anacortes, WA. Essays, poems and an exclusive, previously unpublished interview with Sam by his literary executor, Paul E Nelson Continue reading

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