George Stanley interview – After Desire

George Stanley

Yesterday (July 2, 2012) I was fortunate enough to get a chance to interview George Stanley at his Vancouver apartment. A San Francisco native, he studied with Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan in the fertile early days of the so-called San Francisco Renaissance of the late 50s and early 60s. He talked about that, his early experiences in Utah’s counter-culture as a young man, his move to Vancouver in 1971, the nature of the serial poem, his book-length serial poem Vancouver: A Poem, as well as his current project After Desire. See the links to portions of the interview and individual poems here:

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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