Seattle’s Poetry Scene

Seattle’s Poetry Scene Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities. I pay attention to these annual pronouncements for about 2 minutes when they inevitably make the news, or are posted on Facebook, and Seattle’s usually up there with...

Brenda Hillman Interview

Brenda Hillman finished off the SPLAB 2011 Visiting Poets Series in fine fashion November 11 and 12 with a brilliant talk on Innovation and Activism in Poetry Friday the 11th (Veterans Day), a workshop that left at least one participant “buzzing all day”...

American Prophets

Paul Nelson first started conducting interviews in his early radio days, Chicago 1980. In 1990 he was promoted to News & Community Affairs Director of KKNW (106.9 in Seattle) and over the next 14 years created nearly 500 hours of innovative and compelling public...

Jargon 20: Passage (by Michael McClure)

I checked mail yesterday and Michael McClure’s package came. It was an original copy of Jargon 20: Passage, published in 1956 by Jonathan Williams. I immediately sat down and read the whole book except for For The Death of 100 Whales which I know well. The first poem...

SPLAB Visiting Poet Brenda Hillman Details & Audio

Talk, Friday, November 11, 7:30P at SPLAB Workshop, Saturday, November 12, 1-4P @ SPLAB Reading Saturday, Nov 12 at 7:30P @ SPLAB Brenda Hillman                                                  I have produced my last SPLAB Presents for KBCS and you can hear the...