Brian Love Memorial

I attended the Memorial for Brian Love at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church yesterday (7.17.13) and recorded the service. (Hear the audio of the first half by clicking here. The 2nd half starting with a recording of Brian is here.) Chaplain Jay Coon of the Auburn Police was at the crash scene and officiated the service. Here is the cover (& back) of the program:

Brian Love Memorial Program

Other posts of interest to those who cared for Brian Love:

Brian was THE key volunteer in the early days of SPLAB and would not have gone on without him. He would do any task asked of him, always had wise counsel and was a warm presence for all our events. He cared about SPLAB and believed in the dreams we had to help poets in Auburn. I’ll miss him like a brother. I love you Brian. I hope God shaved your beard.

7.17.13 – After Brian’s wake my cellphone says: “Can’t Find a Secure Connection.”

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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