Rudy Ryser, The Center for World Indigenous Studies

On this Thanksgiving Day 2012, as I continue to digitize the SPLAB audio interview archives, I feel it fitting to present Dr. Rudy Ryser, Chair of the Center for World Indigenous Studies in Olympia, Washington. While I resonated quite deeply with the message Dr. Ryser...

Nate Mackey Interview, Part 4

In part four of my August 24, 2012 interview with poet Nate Mackey, he talks about his practice of 2nd takes in his books Splay Anthem and Nod House, the allusions to Jazz suggested by such a practice and his method of numbering the segments of “Mu” and...

Lit Crawl Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

Yes, yet another Lit Crawl, but this one is HUGE. On Thursday, Oct. 18, Lit Crawl Seattle kicks off City Arts Fest with 17 FREE events throughout Capitol Hill with 60+ readers and performers, including the Sound Poetry group I’ve been working with in this past...

Nate Mackey Interview, Part 3

I interviewed Nate Mackey a second time on August 24, 2012, via Skype. The first two segments of that interview are summarized here. In segment three, our discussion of his latest book Nod House continues. I asked him specifically about a quote in the book from Max...