Happy 84th Pop

My Dad, Paul Everett Nelson Senior, is 84 today, December 27, 2012. A few years ago I wrote a haibun that started as one of my reminiscences of a couple of our early experiences at Comiskey Park, the home of our beloved White Sox until 1990. Happy Birthday Pop!

Pop with Ma, 12.25.12

Pop Haibun

Link to poem Nine Sonnets for Pop

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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3 Responses to Happy 84th Pop

  1. Marjorie Rommel says:

    Sweet, Paul — and happy birthday, Pop!

  2. Splabman says:

    Kevin, thanks for the ongoing look at my blog and the kind comments. “It’s later than you think” is something Pop liked to quote a lot. I should call him today. Happy 2013.

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