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.

Living Room

The democratic part of the Cascadia Poetry Festival is Living Room, a gathering of poets reading original work to each other in a circle format. Established poets read next to beginner poets and everything in between. This year Living Room … Continue reading

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Two Cascadia Workshops

There are two remarkable workshops being offered at the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival in Seattle, November 3-6. Both are on Friday morning, November 4. Space is limited for both workshops. Daphne Marlatt, the remarkable Vancouver poet associated with the TISH … Continue reading

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After Party

At the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival, November 3-6, 2016 in Seattle, the festivities will go late thanks to the poetry reading known as The After Party. The After Party mixing genres and allowing participants one poem each, expands to two nights, Friday and … Continue reading

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2016 Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam

Rain City Slam, Seattle Poetry Slam, Olympia People’s Mic and the Cascadia Poetry Festival bring you the biggest regional slam tournament the Pacific Northwest has ever seen. The 2016 Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam brings together 8 teams from all over … Continue reading

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