American Sentences is Published!

On the 60th anniversary of the Beat Generation coming out party, the Six Gallery reading, my 14+ year project American Sentences made it into the world as a published book.

That copies were shipped by the publisher to the wrong address is telling, but that they ended up in the hands of a friend is as well.

My box of books arrived about a block south of my new apartment today and Karla Esquivel of the sassy Andaluz was happy to take a few on consignment for sale at her store.

Karla and I will figure out a date soon to have a reading party and I’ll be happy to read at any venue where people are likely to buy some books. Suggestions and invites welcome. The link at the publisher’s website is here:

Six Gallery postcard

Karla Esquivel and American Sentences









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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