Birthday Anagram for Solihin Thom

Solihin Thom

I have a YUGE amount of gratitude for my current state of health and joy to the man who suggested I investigate the spiritual practice of the Latihan Kejiwaan of Subud, Solihin Thom, who celebrates a birthday today. I first met him in 2000 or so when I first was treated by him via his practice of Ontological Kinesiology. It struck me at the time as being an approach that was grounded in a scientific foundation and yet intuitive and non-linear. I shudder to think of the degree of suffering meeting this man has saved me from experiencing and this birthday poem is a modest effort to recognize that debt and honor him as only language can. It also is, I believe, the first His n Her Birthday Anagram set I’ve ever created, as I constructed an anagram for his beloved Alicia Thom last year. Happy Birthday Brother!

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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