USAmerica (After Allen Ginsberg)

This poem was read at the 2nd Cascadia Poetry Festival, at the After Party, May 3, 2014, at Spring Street Center and based on the Allen Ginsberg poem America, with a George Bowering twist.

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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One Response to USAmerica (After Allen Ginsberg)

  1. seingraham says:

    Bravo – in celebration of those who died at Kent State – the anniversary was the 4th of May, which you undoubtedly know…These are really good angry poems! Been awhile since I heard Ginsberg, Waldman, any of the group that put their mouths where their heads and hearts were…just give ‘er. Excellent.

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