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 unedited version here: SPLAB_20111107_Brenda_Hillman. (Audio courtesy of KCRW’s Bookworm program.) The station told me no single poet could be on for more than 2 minutes, and I really did not want to limit the segments to soundbites, so I resigned this past week. I’ll still post audio here and on the SPLAB website, but if the last bastion of community radio can’t give more than two minutes to a poet, radio is fucked up beyond repair, or until the airwaves are really public again. Don’t get me started. I also resigned my Friday Morning Blend shift as well. The people who run KBCS are good people. It’s a shame there are not more stations like them, like maybe one that could have a little on-air ghetto for poetry.

Across Categories: The Personal-Political- Innovative-Eco-Expressive Poem (November 12, 2011 Brenda Hillman SPLAB Workshop, 1P) Participants will be asked to bring fresh writings for discussion (work that has not been previously “workshopped”) and a question they’d like to ask; these should be poetic pieces in any form having to do with the overlap between emotional, environmental and social concerns. More details here.  Suggested workshop donation $75. For the reading $10 suggested donation 7:30 Saturday, November 12.

This event made possible with support from 4Culture and Poets & Writers.

Brenda Hillman will give a talk at SPLAB at on Friday, November 11 at 7:30, on Innovation and Activism in Poetry. Proceeds will benefit 91.3, KBCS.FM.

To register, send an email to pen@splab.org or call 206.422.5002. You can paypal $75 to pen@splab.org

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). www.POPO.cards. He has published a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and American Sentences, a book of 17 syllable poems drawn from the first fourteen of his 20 years of daily practice. The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see: https://paulenelson.com/americanprophets/) has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com
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