American Prophets Pre-Sales

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.

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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