Miles & Quincy Troupe & Coltrane

Delighted to be part of a stellar weekend of Jazz and Poetry in Taos, New Mexico, April 7 and 8 with featured poet Quincy Troupe!

Two nights of Jazz and Poetry, the second of which I’ll emcee and read a few of my Jazz poems. On Friday morning at 8am MST I am set to do the first live radio I have done in years, interviewing Quincy on KNCE radio. Click on the graphic for their site, as they stream and you can hear the interview.

For three years I attended the Taos Poetry Circus and our Cascadia Poetry Festival efforts have been an attempt to recreate the feeling I had there with a Cascadian flair. Since the Circus went on for twenty years, I have some time to perfect the fest, but being in Taos with old friends Amalio Madueño, Anne McNaughton and new friends like Analog Eric, this should be amazing, as should the blue corn hotcakes and New Mexico sun.

And I had a chance to chat with Quincy this past week to discuss potential interview topics and he is doing some incredible work right now and it is always a pleasure to interview a legendary poet and get inside their creative process a bit, perhaps steal some of their fire.

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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