Jim O’Halloran is a Subud Brother, nurse and brilliant musician. He plays flute and does occasional gigs around town, always surrounding himself with other excellent musicians. We met at the Seattle Subud House and then later saw each other at an Earshot concert at the Triple Door a few years ago. He invited me to play with his band at an annual concert at Bradner Gardens near his house and we have developed a friendship AND a working relationship. He plays flute & I read my poems.

The latest iteration of this collaboration was captured on video by Andrew Jordan. Thank you Andrew. It was a performance at the Seattle Center for The Next Fifty, a celebration of the 50 years since the Seattle World’s Fair. Thanks to Jack Straw Productions, I was asked to read and I invited Jim. Here is our set list for the day:

June 12, 2012

Song for Arthur Ballard – 3:00
 American Sentences 2001 – 2004 – 3:00
 Catalog of Traces – 7:00
 American Sentences 2004 – 2006 – 3:00
 Jim solo – 3:00, into Intro for ATBS
 A Time Before Slaughter – 6:00

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. https://www.paulenelson.com. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)
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