Paul E Nelson September 22 2021

Over the past decade or so, no one has done more for poetry in the Pacific Northwest than has Paul Nelson.– Sam Hamill


I have been fortunate to facilitate online workshops since Fall 2020. It is one of the great personal developments of...

Michael McClure Archives Simon Fraser University

On Friday, November 12, 2021, Adelia MacWilliam and I visited the W.A.C. Bennett Special Collections Library at Simon...

RIP Pat Martino (Observer of environment, including guitar)

Thirteen months ago I started facilitating workshops again and I never knew how much joy and inspiration could come...

Carletta Carrington Wilson Interview from 2011

by Paul E. Nelson

Carletta Carrington Wilson

A 2011 interview with Seattle poet and fiber artist Carletta Carrington Wilson conducted by Paul E Nelson. They talked about Wilson’s poetry, filled with Garcia Lorca’s notion of duende, what first drew her to poetry (or how poetry called her in elementary school) about how her work reflects her study of slavery and some of her own work which haunts her and which comes from the voice of a person who was enslaved. She calls it the “history of the disappeared.”

Seriality (A 2022 Workshop:

In this workshop we take the methods and the organismic stance toward poetics (& life) and continue to investigate how to deepen one’s own work and life through spontaneous writing, rituals, honing the intuition, exercising the imagination & discovering the joy of seriality.