Author Archives: Paul Nelson

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.

A Tale of Magicians That Puffed Up Money Until It Lost Its Puff (Kaia Sand)

From Make It True poet Kaia Sand: I am so pleased to announce the release of my new book, A Tale of Magicians Who Puffed Up Money that Lost Its Puff. Designer Jeff Sanner has added surprise magic to early … Continue reading

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Sam Hamill in Paris

I like to think of him as the Dean of Southern Cascadia poets. If you’ve been watching Sam Hamill’s Facebook feed, you know he’s having a blast in Paris right now and would prefer a life outside of Cascadia. Here … Continue reading

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Kim Goldberg Undetectable

Make It True poet Kim Goldberg, one of the few poets who have attended all three Cascadia Poetry festivals, has a new book about her struggle to overcome Hepatitis 3. From her Facebook page: Thrilled to receive orders for 4 … Continue reading

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Greg Bem Reviews

Make It True poet Greg Bem has been accumulating a wealth of book reviews, featuring some Cascadians and at least two poetry presses in Cascadia. Enjoy: The Wine-Dark Sea by Mathias Svalina (Sidebrow Books, 2016) Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean … Continue reading

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