Annual Bradner Gardens Reading

I get to read Saturday with the Jim O’Halloran Quintet at Bradner Gardens, which is always a gas. The band is amazing and Jim always takes time to work out an intelligent plan to accompany my work. Bradner Gardens is one of the jewels of Seattle’s P-Patch system of community gardens. Faiza Sultan is a fine poet and great human being. Elva Pope is a powerhouse vocalist.

I hope to see you Saturday night.



Jim O’Halloran Quintet
Saturday August 13
Special Guests: Elva Pope, Vocals; Faiza Sultan & Paul Nelson, Poets.

Featuring Jim O’Halloran, flutes;
Bill Anschell, piano; Dean Schmidt, bass; and D’Vonne Lewis, drums.

Bring a picnic and blanket! Free!

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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