Happy 84th Pop

My Dad, Paul Everett Nelson Senior, is 84 today, December 27, 2012. A few years ago I wrote a haibun that started as one of my reminiscences of a couple of our early experiences at Comiskey Park, the home of our beloved White Sox until 1990. Happy Birthday Pop!

Pop with Ma, 12.25.12

Pop with Ma, 12.25.12

Pop Haibun

Pop Haibun

Link to poem Nine Sonnets for Pop

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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3 Responses to Happy 84th Pop

  1. Marjorie Rommel says:

    Sweet, Paul — and happy birthday, Pop!

  2. Splabman says:

    Kevin, thanks for the ongoing look at my blog and the kind comments. “It’s later than you think” is something Pop liked to quote a lot. I should call him today. Happy 2013.

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