WA 129 Release Party

The reading/book release party for WA129, the Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s state-wide poetry anthology, is happening Thursday, April 13, 2017
at 5:00 pm in Olympia.

The book includes a poet for each year of Washington statehood. There will be live music from The Bushwick Book Club, snacks and readings from some of the anthology contributors, Tod Marshall, and special guests.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

WA129 is a project of Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission. The anthology is designed and published by Sage Hill Press, Spokane.

Your humble narrator predicts the book will feature at least one poem that honors the late, world-renowned painter, who once made his home in Washington, Morris Graves. He predicts that poem will also be a Haibun.


About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). www.POPO.cards. 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: https://paulenelson.com/americanprophets/) 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. www.PaulENelson.com
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