Elegy for Brian Love

An elegy for my friend Brian Love, who helped run SPLAB in Auburn 1997-2004, helped me with my syndicated public affairs radio show and was killed by a drunk driver on the morning of July 5, 2013.

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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6 Responses to Elegy for Brian Love

  1. Beth Atwood says:

    I’m so sorry, Paul.
    – Beth

  2. Bonnie Hertlein-Swetman says:

    I am sorry for your loss of a good friend Paul!
    RIP dear Brian, I will never forget the tears of laughter you kept me in throughout Junior High School

  3. Edward says:

    I still remember him serving all you can eat spaghetti. Hell of a way to go.
    Thanks for the Elegy, Paul.

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