Interviews

Emily Kendal Frey
Emily Kendal Frey

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of AIRPORT (Blue Hour 2009), FRANCES (Poor Claudia 2010), and THE NEW PLANET (Mindmade Books 2010) as well as three chapbook collaborations. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Click below to see Emily’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted August 7, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/emily-kendal-frey/

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Sarah Mangold
Sarah Mangold

Sarah Mangold is the author of Household Mechanics (New Issues), and the chapbooks Parlor (Dusie Kollektiv), Picture of the Basket (Dusie Kollektiv), Boxer Rebellion (g o n g), and Blood Substitutes (Potes & Poets). From 2000-2009 she edited Bird Dog, a journal of innovative writing and art. With Maryrose Larkin, she co-edits FLASH + CARD, a chapbook and ephemera press.

Click below to see Sarah’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted August 5, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/sarah-mangold/

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Erin Malone
Erin Malone

Erin Malone’s poems have appeared in journals such as Field, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, Pool and online at Verse Daily. Her chapbook, What Sound Does It Make, won the Concrete Wolf Award in 2007. The recipient of grants from Washington’s Artist Trust, 4Culture and the Colorado Council of the Arts, she has taught writing at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and at the University of Washington Rome Center in Italy. Currently she’s teaching phonics to first graders in Seattle Public Schools.

Click below to see Erin’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 11, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/erin-malone/

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photo by Greg Bem 10.25.10
photo by Greg Bem 10.25.10

Paul Nelson

Father/Poet/Teacher Paul Nelson, is a Chicago native, founder of SPLAB (SPokenword LAB), author of a book of essays on poetics, Organic Poetry (Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany) & of a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Oct. ’09, Apprentice House) (Auburn was originally called Slaughter). For 26 years he worked in radio, interviewing Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, George Bowering & others. He earned his M.A. from Lesley University in Organic Poetry, a study of North American poets writing (to different degrees) spontaneously, writes one American Sentence every day, lives in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood with his wife Meredith and was shortlisted for the Stranger Genius Award for Literature in 2010. All the long poems published here are part of the manuscript Kozer Variations.

Click below to see Paul’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted October 25, 2010 by Greg Bem, click here.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/paul-nelson/

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John Olson
John Olson

John Olson’s the author of Backscatter: New And Selected Poems, from Black Widow Press, and two recent novels, The Nothing That Is, from Ravenna Press, and Souls Of Wind, from Quale Press. Larynx Galaxy, a new collection of prose poetry, essays, and fiction is forthcoming this fall from Black Widow Press. He is currently at work on a novel about French painter Georges Braque.

Click below to see John’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 13, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/john-olson/

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Roberta Olson
Roberta Olson

Roberta Olson‘s work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including, most recently, New American Writing. She has also appeared in Talisman, Bird Dog, and Explosive Magazine. The ideas of Robert Rauschenberg are a strong influence on her work. “It is completely irrelevant that I am making them – today is their creator.” R.R.

Click below to see Roberta’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 13, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/roberta-olson/

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C.E. Putnam
C.E. Putnam

C.E. Putnam was born in Seattle and has lived in three world capitals (London, Washington DC, and Bangkok). A former co-curator of the Subtext Reading Series, he maintains P.I.S.O.R. (The Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research) & founded FiftyCentsOffPress. Monkey Puzzle, Bird Dog, Pom2, Ixnay, 6ix, Pavement Saw, Tin Fish, Skanky Possum and http://canwehaveourballback.com./6putnam.htm contain some of his writings. He currently lives in Seattle, but not for long.

Click below to see Chris’ poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted August 9, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/c-e-putnam/

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Dan Raphael
Dan Raphael

Dan Raphael‘s Impulse and Warp: The Selected 20th Century Poems will be out this September from Wordcraft of Oregon. He performs his work throughout the Northwest, including Bumbershoot, Wordstock, Portland Jazz Festival, Powell’s Books and Red Sky Poetry Theatre. Current poems appear in Otoliths. Peaches and Bats, Pemmican, Radioactive Moat and Heavy Bear.

Click below to see Dan’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted August 7, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/dan-raphael/

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Mary Paynter Sherwin
Mary Paynter Sherwin

Mary Paynter Sherwin’s work is heavily influenced by her knowledge and love of science, religion, and art. Most recently, her work has appeared in The Midway Journal and in Drash: Northwest Mosaic. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, David.

Click below to see Mary’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 21, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

Click below to see Mary’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 21, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/mary-paynter-sherwin/

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Carletta Carrington Wilson
Carletta Carrington Wilson

Carletta Carrington Wilson’s poems have been published in The Seattle Review, Obsidian III, The Cimarron Review, Pilgrimage, Raven Chronicles, Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century, Uncommon Waters: Women Write About Fishing and Seattle Poets and Photographers: A Millennium Reflection, among others. She is currently completing her first poetry manuscript.

Click below to see Carletta’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted August 6, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/carletta-wilson/

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Maged Zaher
Maged Zaher

Maged Zaher’s first full length book of poetry, Portrait of the Poet As an Engineer, was published by Pressed Wafer in 2009. His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, Farout Library Software, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket magazine and Banipal. He has performed his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, St. Marks Project, Evergreen State College, and American University in Cairo, among other places.

Click below to see Maged’s poems on the Rattapallax blog and to hear the interview conducted July 10, 2010 by Paul E Nelson.

http://rattapallax.org/blog/tag/maged-zaher/