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About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.

Easy Speak Open Mic and Theresa Whitehill

SPLAB is honored to partner with Easy Speak Seattle to present a night of open mic poetry and featured reader Theresa Whitehill, from Ukiah, CA on Monday, August 24 at 7:30 via Zoom. This event is supported by Poets & Writers. Continue reading

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Approaches to POPO Collage

Please join us Sunday, August 2 at 4pm PDT, for a Zoom discussion on how three different veteran POPO participants create their unique cards. Join Abhaya Thomas, Colette Dutton and Tim Mateer for an hour session. Zoom I.D. – 206 … Continue reading

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POPO Seriality

Our Best POPO Practices Zoom webinar last Saturday (July 11 @ 11am) with J.I. Kleinberg and Ina Roy-Faderman was a hit with the POPO faithful and we’re editing it for Youtube. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, longtime POPO participant Penelope Moffet posted … Continue reading

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Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Thanks to Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Keith for tipping SPLAB off to this, which we present as our statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. See also our July 2017 statement: http://splab.org/about-splab/splab-board-statement-of-openness-and-inclusivity/ And see also our statement re: “freedom” in … Continue reading

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