More New American Sentences

Two months of the last year of the Mayan Calendar are toast like some human sacrifice down into a volcano and all I have to show for it is a few more measly 17 syllable poems.

Here are some recent ones:

Pina Bausch

2.19.12 – Keeps dropping her she keeps popping into his arms (no veal slippers). (After Pina)
2.20.12 – Only ornament on the bare branches of February trees – crows.
2.25.12 – Hey Pocky Way, either: “You can’t believe that”or “Kill the guy over there.”
2.26.12 – For a week now our car music non-stop: All Ella, all the time.
2.29.12 – When the rain starts changing to snow the hummingbird vacates the treetop.
2.29.12 – Love for Sale On Green Dolphin Street but who wants to get with a dolphin?

The highlights from 2012 are linked here:

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). 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: 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.
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