George Lakey Interview (How We Win)

What a magnificent opportunity I had to interview George Lakey on January 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill. I had interviewed him MANY YEARS ago on non-profit development and this time it was about his latest book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning....

Promoting American Prophets

Dear Blog-reader, I have several events at which I will be promoting American Prophets and I hope to see you at one or two. February 3, 3pm – Elliott Bay Book Company. 1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle. From their site: Paul Nelson, founder of SPLAB/Seattle Poetics LAB...

War Elegy 2b (After William Everson)

War Elegy 2b (The Lottery, January 23, 2019) In our end time, the days of pre-casino capitalism behind us against the cultural tinnitus nursing connection to non-local mind we seek to release all not surrendered the old blurry demarcation between I and not I again and...

American Prophets @ Elliott Bay Books

I am delighted to be making a presentation about my new book of transcribed interviews, American Prophets, at the legendary Elliott Bay Books, Sunday, February 3, at 3pm. I’m hoping to play some sound from the interviews, talk about my process and answer...

Make It True meets Medusario

From the introduction (by Matt Trease) of an upcoming anthology I have had a hand in bringing into the world: Some Background This anthology is the result of a collaboration between Cuban Neobarroco poet José Kozer and Paul E Nelson, founder of the Seattle Poetics Lab...