Ellensburg Poetry Prowl

I am delighted to be part of the Ellensburg Poetry Prowl, April 7, 2018, in downtown Goatburg. (Does anyone call it that anymore?) A tribute to Langston Hughes, there are three days of events, but my participation is featured:


•Gallery One, 408 N Pearl (Ceramic Studio). The 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards as a Poetic Form, panel discussion exploring epistolary poetry, featuring J.I. Kleinberg, Eugenia Hepworth Petty, & Paul Nelson.


•Dark Moon Craft Beer, 420 N Pearl. Fistful of Words––poems loaded with confession, history, and cadence, featuring Rod Nelson, Connor Simons, & Paul Nelson. Adult content. Age 21.  Minors allowed upstairs in the 420 Loft.

A list of the featured readers is here: https://www.inlandpoetry.com/2018-poets

Of course postcard poetry is one of my life’s great joys, and Eugenia and Judy are two of the most brilliant practitioners I know, both tremendously original in their approach. I am delighted to be part of this panel and part of this exciting event and my gratitude goes out to the organizer, Joanna Thomas.

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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