A review of my recent reading in Auburn from “A Time Before Slaughter.”

Poetry is the language of the mythic, and mythology is the story that can’t be told. So how can you get around it? I think I have gotten to the story from about as many angles as are possible. I could have spent another 20 years and gotten up more, and you probably would have seen more in the book, about the shadow side of Native Americans. I could tell you stories from my 14 months working for the reservation that would just tear your heart out…

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/community/97622364.html

Reporter Robert Whale is a remarkable resource for the Auburn community.

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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