Zoomuse Reading (The Recording)

My huge appreciation goes out to Andrew Hall, SICA-International, my Subud Sisters and Brothers and a few fans who came to my March 5, 2021 Zoomuse reading. I have found that I feel more at ease reading to Subud folks and thus, more open and attuned to the needs of the moment. I felt guided in the creation of a “set-list” the night before even though I was doing it with a little Mu saké in me!

March 5, 2021, reading for Zoomuse (Subud International Cultural Association)

Andrew did an especially good job with the introduction, showing his skills as a journalist. The same ones displayed when he interviewed me a week prior as a promotional effort. See: https://paulenelson.com/2021/02/26/zoomuse-reading-friday-march-5-2021/

I am grateful to Jason Wirth for the mala necklace and to the fiber artist in Puebla, Mexico who made the vest I was wearing, purchased during my time at the transformative 2014 Subud Congreso Mundial. I was also happy to test run some of the poems from my latest series, FLEXIBLE MIND, which owe their existence to Michael McClure and his ongoing influence on my life and work. Thank you Michael and Rest In Power.

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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