Interview with Shahar Bram on The Stones

The Stones

I had the good fortune to conduct an interview with Shahar Bram on June 17, 2012. His previous book Charles Olson and Alfred North Whitehead: An Essay on Poetry was a huge find during the middle of my graduate work on Organic Poetry. I talked with him over Skype about his new novel, The Stones, published by Two Cities Press. Do stones have sentience? Are the ghosts that haunt old Jerusalem part of what keeps the Middle East in turmoil? A fascinating man leads us through a frenzied tour of the old city of Jerusalem in this brilliant new novel and you can hear the interview 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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