Poetry Warrior

I am delighted to be part of the Dispatches from the Poetry Wars website. I have great respect and admiration for the main co-conspirators, Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson and they have me in good company:


  • Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson

Executive Editors:

  • Ammiel Alcalay (USA)
  • MTC Cronin (Australia)
  • Benjamin Hollander (Eternity)
  • Miriam Nichols (Canada)
  • André Spears (USA)
  • Sharon Thesen (Canada)

Contributing Editors:

  • Andres Ajens (Chile)
  • Omar Al-Nakib (Kuwait)
  • Adrienne Amato (Canada)
  • Joe Amato (USA)
  • Runa Bandyopadhyay (India)
  • Michael Basinski (USA)
  • Peter Boyle (Australia)
  • John Bradley (USA)
  • Donald Byrd (USA)
  • guillermo daghero [Argentina]
  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis (USA)
  • Norman Finkelstein (USA)
  • Kass Fleisher (USA)
  • William Freind (USA)
  • Rodrigo Garcia Lopes (Brazil)
  • Whit Griffin (USA)
  • Silvia Guerra (Uruguay)
  • Roberto Harrison (USA)
  • Pierre Joris (USA, Luxembourg)
  • George Kalamaras (USA)
  • Burt Kimmelman (USA)
  • Mary Catherine Kinniburgh (USA)
  • Andrew Levy (USA)
  • Steven Manuel (USA)
  • Vivek Narayanan (New Delhi, India, and Washington, D.C.)
  • Paul Nelson (USA)
  • Murat Nemet-Nejat (USA)
  • Rodolfo Ortiz (Bolivia)
  • Julien Poirier (USA)
  • Jed Rasula (USA)
  • Joe Safdie (USA)
  • Anthony Seidman (USA)
  • Susan M. Schultz (USA)
  • Mark Scroggins (USA)
  • Larissa Shmailo (USA)
  • Nathaniel Tarn (USA)
  • Keith Tuma (USA)
  • Paul Ugor (Nigeria)
  • Paul Vogel (USA)
  • Anne Waldman (USA)
  • andrew whiteman (Canada)
  • Tyrone Williams (USA)

Mamma mia! They want me to contribute more of my interviews and get other interviews on the site, like the large sampling of my 2015 interview with José Kozer:

If you are an interviewer of poets, get at me. I’d love to see a lot more people doing interviews and I am happy to go anywhere my way is paid and give workshops on the art of interviewing. They veer toward the outside of the poetry spectrum, but not so far out that they forego actual content, bless them. That’s part of why I am there. In the meantime, check out some of the essays and commentaries and let the next sortie begin.

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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