Annual Bradner Gardens Reading

8.13.16 Bradner Promo2016I get to read Saturday with the Jim O’Halloran Quintet at Bradner Gardens, which is always a gas. The band is amazing and Jim always takes time to work out an intelligent plan to accompany my work. Bradner Gardens is one of the jewels of Seattle’s P-Patch system of community gardens. Faiza Sultan is a fine poet and great human being. Elva Pope is a powerhouse vocalist.

I hope to see you Saturday night.



8.13.16 - Bradner Gardens ParkJim O’Halloran Quintet
Saturday August 13
Special Guests: Elva Pope, Vocals; Faiza Sultan & Paul Nelson, Poets.

Featuring Jim O’Halloran, flutes;
Bill Anschell, piano; Dean Schmidt, bass; and D’Vonne Lewis, drums.

Bring a picnic and blanket! Free!

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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