Author Archives: Splabman

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.

Report from Desolation Sound

Splabman reports from Galley Bay, BC, in Desolation Sound, from the off-the-grid Cascadia Poetics LAB get-away cabin. See this post here. There are a few photos from his stay there, but more here:  

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CPF4 Thanks

We’re grateful to all the people who came out to celebrate the intersection of the Cascadia bioregion and poetry this past weekend. We’ll be posting links to videos and hopefully other material generated, or inspired, by the 4th Cascadia Poetry … Continue reading

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CPF5 in Tacoma (Oct 12-15, 2017)

Mark your calendar for next year’s fest, the 5th CPF:

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Closing Reading at Open Books

We’re delighted to close the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival at Open Books: A Poem Emporium, at 2414 N. 45th in Seattle’s vibrant Wallingford neighborhood. Our thanks to new owner Billie Swift for collaborating with us. That reading happens from 4-6, … Continue reading

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