Make It True Readings (dan raphael interview)

The effort to get the word out about Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia begins in Portland, with a reading organized by longtime Portland poet dan raphael, who wrote:

A reading to celebrate the publication of Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia, with Allison Cobb, Jen Coleman, James Grabill, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Jared Hayes, CE Putnam, Marilyn Stabein and dan raphael. Major guest is Paul Nelson, one of the editors, as well as the driving force behind the Cascadia Poetry Festival, A majority of the 89 poets in these 340 pages are from Canada (as is a majority of the land in Cascadia.) giving you a chance to discover new. quality poets from north of the border. See: for more information on the book.



Milepost 5 is the venue at 850 NE 81st and the show will probably start at 7 or so. The date is Wednesday, June 24th. Books will be available for sale.

Make It True CoverThere will be announcements here for readings in Seattle and Vancouver in the next few months and I am going to try to interview every poet in the book who I have not yet interviewed and possibly a couple I already have. (All my interviews are being linked from

I interviewed dan for a 2010 feature on Innovative NW Poets for Rattapallax Magazine. They had the text of poems and audio up for a few years than, inexplicably, took it down. ARGH! But here now hear the August 8, 2010, interview I did with legendary Portland poet dan raphael.

Dan Raphael

dan raphael

dan raphael interview from August 8, 2010 34:23

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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