After The Japanese 69-72

The poems after more than a year now, seem so out of place when viewed from this “heat wave” point of view. (84 now as I write, which is over 78, the temp at which Seattleites tend to gripe.) And references to a Charles Lloyd album, to an experience I shared with my sister at Cape Flattery twenty-five years ago and other ways out of windows created by the prompt of the original ancient Japanese poems.

ATJ 69-72

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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