Videopoem Version of Dispatch

A re-post here of a recent postcard poem.

I met Kyle McCormick playing basketball in Columbia City. yes, I’ve been dragging my 53 year old ass onto the court again and have had some very good games and some very shitty ones, but always getting a sweat. After game chatter turns out he is a video editor for Fox 13 TV in Seattle and not affiliated with the wingnut portion of that network. Were he, he’d likely not have agreed to edit a video version of my 2014 postcard poem 481. Dispatch From The Fringe.

Not the Unabomber

The Unabomber







The original post is here: and I kind of like that my attire, though reflecting my early-in-the- morning look, also kind of looks as if I were a drinking buddy with the unabomber making the fringe dispatch possibility more likely.

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 Videopoem Version of Dispatch

  1. Carol Blackbird Edson says:

    nice combo of video/internet and poetry here! A new art form blossoming in the rubble of this
    mad time!

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