Claustrophobia 5: The Overflowing Patio

Claustrophobia 5

Saturday, June 23, 2012,


Rachel Hug’s House: 4219 Letitia Av S (Lower Unit)

Readers: Emily Kendal Frey, Paul Nelson, Kate Lebo

I am so psyched to be reading with Emily and Kate. I hope Kate brings pie. I hope Emily brings my copy of her chapbook that I left in Portland. I’ll be reading work written at my two recent residencies for Pig War & Other Songs of Cascadia. It is a small place, so come early. Thank you Rachel and Graham for inviting me. Maybe Jarret Middleton will walk the block from his house to hear these poems. What will we do after the reading?


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. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)

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