Videopoem Version of Dispatch

A re-post here of a recent postcard poem.

I met Kyle McCormick playing basketball in Columbia City. yes, I’ve been dragging my 53 year old ass onto the court again and have had some very good games and some very shitty ones, but always getting a sweat. After game chatter turns out he is a video editor for Fox 13 TV in Seattle and not affiliated with the wingnut portion of that network. Were he, he’d likely not have agreed to edit a video version of my 2014 postcard poem 481. Dispatch From The Fringe.

Not the Unabomber

Not the Unabomber

The Unabomber

The Unabomber







The original post is here: and I kind of like that my attire, though reflecting my early-in-the- morning look, also kind of looks as if I were a drinking buddy with the unabomber making the fringe dispatch possibility more likely.

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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1 Response to Videopoem Version of Dispatch

  1. Carol Blackbird Edson says:

    nice combo of video/internet and poetry here! A new art form blossoming in the rubble of this
    mad time!

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