Top Ten Posts of 2013

2013 August Poetry Postcard Wordle

2013 August Poetry Postcard Wordle

This is a traditionally a week of looking back at the previous year and rather than present those posts from 2013 I wrote that I liked the best, I am letting my web stats program Jetpack have its say. I am not counting hits from pages like American Sentences and Organic Poetry, which are not posts, but get a lot of visits during the year. Here then are the top ten posts on this blog from 2013 in case you may have missed something. As always, comments are welcome:

10. Interview with Thomas Walton, Editor/Publisher and Sierra Nelson, a contributor to Seattle’s Pageboy Magazine.

9. Background on the August Poetry Postcard Fest.

8. The report of El Habib Louai’s visit to Seattle in August. (See also #6.)

7. The Seattle edition of this quickly-growing international event created by SICA, the Subud International Cultural Association.

6. A post announcing the Seattle visit of Moroccan poet and Beat Scholar, El Habib Louai.

5. My approach to participating in the annual postcard festival.

4. A report after attending the Vancouver screening of this wonderful film about what may be the most influential poetry conference in the history of Cascadia.

3. A post after I was informed that I was awarded the residency, which happened in November 2013.

2. A primer on prevision.

1. A call for the annual postcard fest. Subscribe to this blog for an email when the 2014 call goes out.

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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