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 questions. The book is in three sections:


Gloria DeGaetano / Rupert Sheldrake / Jean Houston / Larry Dossey, M.D. 


Jerome Rothenberg / Allen Ginsberg / Anne Waldman / Sam Hamill / Michael McClure / Wanda Coleman / Brenda Hillman / Nathaniel Mackey.

Technicians of the Sacred

Phyllis Curott /Bhagavan Das / E. Richard Atleo / Beaver Chief.

I hope to see you.

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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