EBSN4 Report – Brussels

I’m back from an epic trip to Brussels, Belgium, where I attended the 4th European Beat Studies Network Conference. I had a chance to interview Polina McKay, one of the co-founders of the Network. Just under seven minutes long, you can hear it here. And the...

After The Japanese 83-86

“The poem beats you down the street*” when the poem is written as an act of discovery. It’s part of the joy of an open form. The prophecy in this batch of poems from the series I’ve been posting for a few months now portends my Father’s...

Sharon Thesen on Re-Wilding (Re-Worlding)

In the year 2001, after the tragic events of that September, and only about five years under my belt as a curator/facilitator of events featuring visiting poets, I had the good fortune to organize a visit by legendary poet, anthologist, essayist, Jerome Rothenberg....

Make It True (Poetry From Cascadia)

It is still kind of hard to believe that the second of the Cascadia poetry projects I envisioned a couple of years ago is just about to manifest. Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia will be released on May 1, 2015, at the 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival. Published by...

Trevor Carolan – Reading BC and PNW Literature

Trev Carolan is the editor of Making Waves: Reading BC and Pacific Northwest Literature. Paul Nelson interviewed him July 15, 2011, at the Prophouse Cafe in Vancouver to talk about the book. Here is the introduction: If artists are the antennae of the race, then the...