In Search of Color Everywhere

My planned 12N presentation for World Poetry Day was In Search of Color Everywhere and other African-American poetry. This title comes from an anthology edited by Ethelbert Miller. I had the honor of interviewing Ethelbert in 1994, when he was touring to promote this book and we’ve been friends ever since, with him being poetry mentor to me.

I read “Goodhousekeeping #17 (kitchen fable)” by Safiya Henderson-Holmes and Quincy Troupe’s “A Poem for Magic” (Magic Johnson) from the anthology and Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnet #12 after Robert Duncan.

Karla Esquivel caught me in the act:

peN w/ Bhakti Watts

Several people have taken advantage of the free coffee deal, including Joe Patnode, who shared his graphic/overheard poem:

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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