Open Books

The Poem Emporium gave A Time Before Slaughter a gracious write-up here: The reading will be Sunday, January 24 at 3P.

Open Books is one of two all poetry bookstores in the Unites States. A nexus for Seattle poetry, it is an honor for your wily Splabman to be reading for the first time in that venue. We hope to see you there to support the store, buy a copy of the book, or come to hear the product of a 12+ year process and an inspired reading. Open Books, in Wallingford, at 2414 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103.

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
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