Willie Smith on Spider F&^k and other stories from Nothing Doing

Willie Smith Oct 20, 2012 at his home on Beacon Hill

Willie Smith got his B.A. at Reed College (graduating Phi Beta Kappa) and is the author of Nothing Doing, a book that he claims is fictional. In an interview recorded at his Beacon Hill home on October 20, 2012, he talked about his work, his infamous performance at Bumbershoot when he read his arachno-erotic story Spider Fuck, his work at DSHS, his pet hamster, Minnie Minoso, grammar and he read from his new collection of stories, published by Honest Publishing.

Part 1, (10:12)

Part 2, (7:35)

Part 3, (16:46)

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com
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