Pig War Residency

Jan 28, 2012

Half Stripes, Half Jack

My residency here at the Whiteley Center ends tomorrow, alas. What a tremendous place to think, write &c.

Sure, the photos give you a sense of that (my Pig War research photo album on FB) but I am so pleased with what I did here on Pig War: https://www.paulenelson.com/pig-war/ This is the continuation of the serial poem that started with A Time Before Slaughter and includes Northwest history.

Thank you Mike Michael Vouri, Kathy Cowell FHL & SICA’s Latifah Taormina and Lorraine Tedrow. Thank you Gerry Jameson and Sam Hamill. Thanks also to Doe Bay resort & retreat for their support of my May writing retreat there.

Grandma's Cove

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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2 Responses to Pig War Residency

  1. are are sights says:

    Good of you to tough it out in the wilderness, taking endurance to limits few could follow. “However does he do it…?” they will all ask in wonder.


    • Splabman says:

      Not too much wilderness on San Juan Island, especially at the beautiful Whiteley Center. I’d highly recommend a residency there for any writer. The cottage was new, with radiant heat and a full kitchen and modern shower. The atmosphere perfect for writing. I can’t wait to whip out some of the work I was doing there but have a residency on Orcas to deal with first. We miss you at Living Room, Roy.

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