Cascadia Poetics LAB


SPLAB turns 25 on December 14, 2018, and we’ll be celebrating in the town where SPLAB was founded, Auburn, Washington, the former Slaughter. I am asking readers of this blog and supporters of SPLAB’s work to consider pre-ordering a copy of a book featuring some of the best interviews we’ve presented over the last quarter of a century for $25, one dollar for each year of our service.

The book is American Prophets and the interview subjects are:

Thinkers/Activists: Gloria DeGaetano, Rupert Sheldrake, Jean Houston and Larry Dossey.

Poets: Jerome Rothenberg, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman and Nathaniel Mackey.

Technicians of the Sacred: Phyllis Curott, Bhagavan Das, E. Richard Atleo and Beaver Chief.

I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a book for $25 and picking it up at our 25th anniversary party on December 14, or add $5 for shipping costs a one will be mailed to you in December. Paypal to

Thanks for your support of SPLAB and this growing poetry and culture interview archive. Nov 14, 2018, update: We’re at $837.00, about a fourth of our original goal. Thanks to contributors: Chris Buckley, Bruce Greeley, George Draffan, Jared Leising,
Ina Roy-Faderman, Bhakti Watts, Greg Bem, Jami Proctor-Xu, Ewan Clark, Sally Anderson, Tom Stiles, Alan Kahn, Lesbia Nelson, Joe Chiveney, Ken Selander,
Reynold Weissinger, Mira Spies, Stanley del Gozo, Jason Wirth, Jayne DeHaan
and Ramon Kubicek.