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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 PRESENTS CASCADIA POETRY FESTIVAL May 1-3, 2020 on SAN JUAN ISLAND

Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB), a literary arts-oriented nonprofit organization and the organizing entity of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, is presenting the seventh Cascadia Poetry Festival at the Multiverse on San Juan Island May 1-3, 2020. The Multiverse, a gallery and island cultural center, will provide an intimate setting for festival attendees to deep-dive into the intersection of poetics and bioregionalism. Continue reading

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Cascadia Poetry Festival 2020 Registration Open

The 7th Cascadia Poetry Festival is happening May 1-3, 2020 at the Multiverse on San Juan Island. Registration is $50 for all events and available at Brown Paper Tickets. See: https://cpf-sji-2020.bpt.me/ This iteration of the fest will be more like … Continue reading

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Poets in Ireland

Join Irish poets Sean Lysaght and Nessa O’Mahony for six days of poetry and discovery in the West of Ireland. Limited to 12 poets, morning workshops will take place in the intimate setting of Holly Hill, a private seaside residence … Continue reading

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Rattle Magazine & The Joy of Postcards

Dig what Rattle Magazine has done/is doing for poetry postcards!! Editor’s Note: Issue #68 of Rattle (Summer 2020) will feature a tribute to Postcard Poems. In the following essay, Paul Nelson describes his experience running the annual August Poetry Postcard … Continue reading

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