After The Japanese 45-48

Lorine Niedecker From Jacket Magazine

Lorine Niedecker

The latest in this series of poems written in 2014 and archived here cover ground from Lorine Niedecker, to Michael McClure, to Amalio Madueño (Garcia), to Vincent Van Gogh and were also written in Marblemount, WA, near the entrance to North Cascades National Park. I’d written about Niedecker before, after having visited her tiny cabin on Blackhawk Island, Wisconsin, and continue to be astounded at the depth of her connection to place despite all the obstacles thrown in her path.

The snow from last year feels so far away after the 2014/2015 winter-of-no-winter around here. So, with these poems we near the halfway point in the series. The are some nice twists in these poems and more in poems to come.

ATJ 45, 46 ATJ 47, 48

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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