Enbridge Pipeline Poetry Resistance

This in from Christine LeClerc about an amazing piece of resistance to the tar-sands pipeline in poetry form. The poem is a great deal longer than the proposed pipeline and the pdf worth downloading:

Dear Enpipeliners,

It’s official, The Enpipe Line is ready to launch. Please download your copy at https://enpipeline.org/theenpipeline.pdf. The PDF is available for download at https://enpipeline.org/ until March 22, so please share it with friends and family.

The @enpipeline twitter feed will be discontinued, mostly because those of us on twitter are pretty good at sharing content through our own accounts. We encourage you to tweet: I have a poem in The Enpipe Line https://enpipeline.org/theenpipeline.pdf  and stand with close to 100 other poets against the #tarsands

Launches are set for Vancouver / Coast Salish Territory and Prince George, B.C.. Please join us!

Vancouver / Coast Salish Territory launch
When: March 23, 2012
Where: 505 Burrard Street (in front of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines office), with a reception at Artspeak, 233 Carrall
Vancouverites, please join the Artspeak mailing list for info on upcoming events at https://artspeak.ca/ (click “join mailing list”)

Prince George launch
When: March 26, 2012
Where: 1685 3rd Avenue (ArtSpace above Books and Company)

Cristi Kramer, Daniela Elza and Philip Metres will perform at Split this Rock–a festival of poetry and activism–in Washington, DC, so join us there too if you’re out  east. https://www.splitthisrock.org/

When you present The Enpipe Line please post events to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Enpipe-Line-70000-kilometers-of-collaborative-resistance-poetry/107609049310002. And If you haven “liked” the Facebook page yet, what are you waiting for?

If you organize a public event and need info for a press release, the new project home page supplies just that: https://enpipeline.org. But don’t feel like a huge event is the only way to share The Enpipe Line in your community. The intimate setting a poetry salon is also pretty special.

Your hard copy (if requested) will be sent after the Vancouver launch. And Vancouver Enpipeliners, hard copies will be available for pickup at the launch. Contributor copies can be purchased through our publisher, Creekstone Press, for $10.80 per copy (40 per cent off cover price). Creekstone Press can be contacted at speters@creekstonepress.com. Please order bookstore and class copies through Nancy Wise at Sandhill Book Marketing info@sandhillbooks.com.

If you’d like to organize an event, but aren’t sure where to start, feel free to start with a call to me at (778) 987-3957. You can also blog about or send the book to your local papers or journals for review. Cover image attached.

Working with y’all has been great!

All my best,
On behalf of the editorial collective: Jen Currin, Jordan Hall, Ray Hsu, Christine Leclerc, Nikki Reimer, Melissa Sawatsky and Daniel Zomparelli

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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1 Response to Enbridge Pipeline Poetry Resistance

  1. @xineleclerc says:

    Thanks for posting this, Paul!

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