Paul Nelson Interviewed by Steve Barker

My gratitude for Steve Barker for taking time to look over my websites and conduct an intelligent interview about my poetry, about SPLAB and some interviews that I have conducted over the years. Thanks Steve.

Ordinary Madness #24 PAUL NELSON

April 30, 2012Posted by Steve under Uncategorized

Poet Paul Nelson stops by to read a few poems and talk about his organization SPLAB. We also discuss how reading poems to his daughter got him interested in poetry, his work in the Seattle poetry community and the time he interviewed Allen Ginsberg.


About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)

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