Graham Isaac Interview Part 1

Graham Isaac

Graham Isaac is a writer living and working in Seattle, Washington. He holds an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea, where he co-founded The Crunch, South Wales’ largest regularly running poetry and spoken word open mic. He hosts the monthly Works in Progress night at Richard Hugo House and co-curates Claustrophobia, an underground poetry and performance series around Seattle. He was also co-curator of Five Alarms: The Greenwood Lit Crawl.

In the first segment he talked about his perceptions of the Seattle literary scene, how some poets and events transcend the cliquishness of the community and how Carl Sandburg was among the poets he believes have served as a foundation for Seattle poetry. He talks about how the the city of Seattle was “founded by half by drunken logger whore-mongers and half hard-working Scandinavian and Dutch Protestants who highly believed in the value of education and highly believed in the value of the arts.” Part 1 (9:40)

His blog is: Somewhere in Colorado. You can find some of his work at Babel Salvage

The whole interview is linked in segments here.

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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