Vancouver Make It True Reading

Make It True CoverThanks to Daniela Elza and Bonnie Nish, there was a wonderful, large reading for Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia in Vancouver on January 13, 2016, at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, Vancouver. It was part of the Twisted Poets Reading Series. George Stanley, one of the participants, the book’s co-editor and a poet active in the 1950s Spicer Circle, said it was the best large reading he’d attended since the 60s. Here is the audio in the order it happened. Thank you Daniela, Bonnie, publisher Ursula Vaira and all the poets who read. Click on the time to hear the audio clip.

1. Bonnie Nish Opening Remarks 1.36
2. Paul Nelson Opening Remarks 1.47
3. Nadine Maestas Opening Remarks .57
4. George Stanley Opening Remarks 2.33
5. Paul Nelson 5.33
6. George Stanley 3.23
7. Nadine Maestas 3.51
8. Daphne Marlatt 5.17
9. Thomas Walton 3.39
10. Judith Roche 3.53
11. Meredith Quartermain 4.35
12. Sarah DeLeeuw Intro 2.25
13. Sarah DeLeeuw Copper River (excerpt) 2:55
14. Hope Anderson Intro 4.50
15. Hope Anderson 2.27
16. Lary Timewell Intro 3.16
17. Lary Timewell 8.56
18. Cath Morris 3.37
19. Maxine Gadd Intro 2.58
20. Maxine Gadd Pemberton Rain 4.58
21. Susan McCaslin Intro 3.09
22. Susan McCaslin 3.10
23. Stephen Collis (Border Story) 2.18
24. Stephen Collis (Reads Peter Culley) 1.30
25. Renee Saklikar (Intro) 2.31
26. Renee Saklikar 2.26
27. Dennis E. Bolen 4.56
28. Renee Rodin 4.23
29. Daniela Elza 6.08

About Paul Nelson

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson founded SPLAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, published: American Sentences (Apprentice House 2015); A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (essay, Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, José Kozer, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Joanne Kyger, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman and Daphne Marlatt, presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai & Beijing, China, and published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster and Hambone. Awarded The Capilano Review’s 2014 Robin Blaser Award, he writes an American Sentence every day.
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