Politics in our Living Room! 1.18.11 (Maryna Ajaja facilitates)

Let’s get political. Bring your favorite political poem, your own or someone else’s. Don’t be shy – read the one you believe in. Ars Poetica? Beliefs or commandments? Rules or unruly rules to live by? We will iron out our doggerel and dogma. Maryna Ajaja will read from Mahmoud Darwish and Aharon Shabtai.

Remember: Every $5 you donate to SPLAB gets you an entry in this month’s raffle for movie tickets, books donated from New Directions Press and much more!  3 lucky entrants must be present to win on January 25th!

Living Room happens at SPLAB,  in the Cultural Corner of the old Columbia School, entrance between Rainier AV S and 36th AV S, on Edmunds. We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. Parking is available on the school grounds.


Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish

Aharon Shabtai

Aharon Shabtai

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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