The Cafe Review, Portland, ME, Spr. ’12

I was fortunate enough to have some poems published in the latest edition of The Cafe Review out of Portland, Maine. There are some other very fine poets published in this edition. See:

They selected three haibun of mine from the series Haibun de la Serna. I am writing 99 of them and have already posted a recording of one of them, Dragonfly Resurrection, on Soundcloud:


Here are the other two:

& 49. 49th Parallel Blues

These editions of The Cafe Review are printed in small batches and with McClure and other fine poets in there, they are sure to be worth some dough some day. Enjoy,


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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