After the Japanese 95-98

Paul E Nelson Sr & Jr, June ’09

Near the very end of this series of 100 poems my Father died. (May 11, 2014) I’d not experienced much death in my life to that point and Dad died in his bed and not in some hospital, which made me appreciate death as a creative act. How one does it, that is. I miss you Dad. (Audio: ATJ 95-98)

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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