Cascadia to Taos

OK, I’m back. It was 4,167 miles in Que (my Honda) to Portland, Boise (via John Day River watershed in Oregon), to Moab, Grand Junction, CO, Denver, Taos, Quemado, NM, Phelan, CA, Lancaster, CA, Danville, CA, Bolinas, Portland and back to the Emerald City yesterday. Yes, I like driving. Yes, my cellphone takes barely adequate photos. Yes, interviews with Amalio Madueño and a very short one with Joanne Kyger were worth the drive. Audio from both interviews coming soon, but first, photos. All photos are on Facebook, sorry, but the link is here.

I stand accused of calling Chief Twisted Hair by the wrong name. ARGH!

Wish I’d photographed every post office I passed

Eastern Oregon

Chief Twisted Hair

mm mm, beets and tequila in Boise. What could go wrong?

At Sam Hamill’s suggestion, Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Lunch in Denver

Breakfast of Champions

Your Humble Narrator at the Clyfford Still Museum

Painting by Clyfford Still

PP-241 (Willie Andrews) 1936, pastel on paper by Clyfford Still

Outside the Denver Art Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

PH-1939, 1977, Clyfford Still Museum

Your Humble Narrator in front of Clyfford Still Self-Portrait, Clyfford Still Museum

More photos from the Road Trip soon…

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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One Response to Cascadia to Taos

  1. I know most of these places. Thank you.

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