Interviewed by Ethelbert Miller

I was honored to be the subject of an interview by Ethelbert Miller for his weekly radio program in Washington, D.C., On The Margin.

He had asked me for a copy of American Prophets months ago, set up the time for an EARLY Thursday chat and at 5 minutes to 6am PDT, his producer called me and away we went!

E. did his homework, asking questions about how my interviewing skills have evolved over the years, about my relationship with Sam Hamill, my thoughts about Wanda Coleman, Nate Mackey and Beaver Chief. He had culled some appropriate soundbites and within minutes after the program, it was online, available for download.

Thank you Ethelbert, for your work in the literary community and interest in my work.

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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