Postcards for Garcia

Garcia & the Wily Splabman after a soak at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, New Mexico.

Garcia & the Wily Splabman after a soak at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, New Mexico.

A follow up to the post about my recent trip to Taos, New Mexico. Amalio Madueño is community development specialist and brilliant poet of Yaqui and Tarahumara heritage. I am indebted to Amalio for the thousands of dollars of assistance he’s given to SPLAB and the Cascadia Poetry Festival in terms of pro bono help. This is a large part of why we’ve been able to produce two Cascadia Poetry Festivals, help oversee a third, help publish an anthology of Cascadia poetry (Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia) and envision and create (in partnership with Cascadia College) a Massive Open Online Course on Innovative Cascadia Poetry. Hear my 2015 interview with him here. Today enjoy some postcard poems written in response to my most recent visit to Garcia in Embudo, New Mexico:

Postcards For Garcia 1 Postcards for Garcia 2 POstcards For Garcia 3

 

About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. http://www.PaulENelson.com. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)
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