Cascadia to Taos

OK, I’m back. It was 4,167 miles in Que (my Honda) to Portland, Boise (via John Day River watershed in Oregon), to Moab, Grand Junction, CO, Denver, Taos, Quemado, NM, Phelan, CA, Lancaster, CA, Danville, CA, Bolinas, Portland and back to the Emerald City yesterday. Yes, I like driving. Yes, my cellphone takes barely adequate photos. Yes, interviews with Amalio Madueño and a very short one with Joanne Kyger were worth the drive. Audio from both interviews coming soon, but first, photos. All photos are on Facebook, sorry, but the link is here.

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I stand accused of calling Chief Twisted Hair by the wrong name. ARGH!

I stand accused of calling Chief Twisted Hair by the wrong name. ARGH!

Wish I'd photographed every post office I passed

Wish I’d photographed every post office I passed

Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon

Chief Twisted Hair

Chief Twisted Hair

mm mm, beets and tequila. What could go wrong?

mm mm, beets and tequila in Boise. What could go wrong?

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At Sam Hamill's suggestion, Dead Horse Point State Park

At Sam Hamill’s suggestion, Dead Horse Point State Park

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Dead Horse Point State Park

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Dead Horse Point State Park

Lunch in Denver

Lunch in Denver

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Your Humble Narrator at the Clyfford Still Museum

Your Humble Narrator at the Clyfford Still Museum

Painting by Clyfford Still

Painting by Clyfford Still

PP-241 (Willie Andrews) 1936, pastel on paper by Clyfford Still

PP-241 (Willie Andrews) 1936, pastel on paper by Clyfford Still

Outside the Denver Art Museum

Outside the Denver Art Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still Museum

PH-1939, Clyfford Still Museum

PH-1939, 1977, Clyfford Still Museum

Your Humble Narrator in front of Clyfford Still Self-Portrait, Clyfford Still Museum

Your Humble Narrator in front of Clyfford Still Self-Portrait, Clyfford Still Museum

More photos from the Road Trip soon…

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com
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One Response to Cascadia to Taos

  1. I know most of these places. Thank you.

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