In celebration of their 50th birthday, Jack Straw Productions will present 25 straight hours of music, literary, and other performance from alumni of our artist residencies. Performances and readings will occur concurrently in Jack Straw’s studio and gallery spaces, resulting in 50 hours of artists reflecting Jack Straw’s deep and diverse commitment to the arts. This event will be free and open to the public at all hours. Hollow Earth Radio will broadcast continuously from Jack Straw for the duration of the event as well.
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)