Covington Library 6P Apr 23

Covington Library

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 7PM, at the Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042, I’ll be bringing three Seattle poets for a Poetry Coffeehouse.

Judith Roche, Peter Munro and Amber Nelson will be joining me and open mic readers. It would be great to see you there. Thanks to the Maple Valley Library Guild and the King County Library System for making this possible.


Peter Munro

Peter Munro is a fisheries scientist who works in the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, the Gulf of Alaska, and Seattle. He is also the founder and host of Easy Speak Wedgwood, a monthly open mic at the Wedgwood Ale House.

Amber Nelson

Amber Nelson is the co-founder and poetry editor for alice blue review, as well as the editor of alice blue books. She’s the author of several chapbooks: This Ride is in Double Exposure (H-ngm-n), Diary of When Being With Friends Feels Like Watching TV (Slash Pine), Your Trouble is Ballooning (Publishing Genius), and Dutch Baby Combo (forthcoming from Dancing Girl). Her first full length book, In Anima: Urgency, is forthcoming from Coconut Books.


Photo by Meredith A. Nelson

Paul Nelson founded SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Author of Organic Poetry and A Time Before Slaughter he’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Joanne Kyger, Brenda Hillman and many notable poets, presented poetry in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day.

Judith Roche


Judith Roche is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Wisdom of the Body, an American Book Award winner, has published widely in various journals and magazines, has poems installed on several Seattle area public art projects and has taught at various universities and teaches poetry workshops throughout the country.

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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