Brian Love Memorial

I attended the Memorial for Brian Love at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church yesterday (7.17.13) and recorded the service. (Hear the audio of the first half by clicking here. The 2nd half starting with a recording of Brian is here.) Chaplain Jay Coon of the Auburn Police was at the crash scene and officiated the service. Here is the cover (& back) of the program:

Brian Love Memorial Program

Brian Love Memorial Program

Other posts of interest to those who cared for Brian Love:

Brian was THE key volunteer in the early days of SPLAB and would not have gone on without him. He would do any task asked of him, always had wise counsel and was a warm presence for all our events. He cared about SPLAB and believed in the dreams we had to help poets in Auburn. I’ll miss him like a brother. I love you Brian. I hope God shaved your beard.

7.17.13 – After Brian’s wake my cellphone says: “Can’t Find a Secure Connection.”

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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