397. to Tony Iovino, Rockville Centre, NY – Ghost Prod

5th in this year’s series, #397 overall (damn!) this one (like the others so far this year) vamps off Nate Mackey and goes into Runic lore. I have been using Diana L. Paxon’s book Taking Up The Runes for my daily Rune divination interpretation the last couple of months and got Uruz a couple of times in the last week, once reversed, once (today) upright. A good sign. As a Metal Ox in Chinese astrology, I am fascinated by this image. The image of the Ox. (Other cultures use cattle, water buffalo, &c.) Here tis, from 8.2.12:

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
This entry was posted in POPO and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to 397. to Tony Iovino, Rockville Centre, NY – Ghost Prod

  1. These are amazing, Paul. Thanks for posting them for us.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.