Author: Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson founded SPLAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, published: American Sentences (Apprentice House 2015); A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (essay, Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, José Kozer, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Joanne Kyger, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman and Daphne Marlatt, presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai & Beijing, China, and published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster and Hambone. Awarded The Capilano Review’s 2014 Robin Blaser Award, he writes an American Sentence every day.

Festival Sneak Peek

goldberg fraserDavid Fraser and Kim Goldberg packed an hour-long feature on the new Changes Radio show, Poetry Matters, with info about next year’s Cascadia Poetry Festival (and other poetry events) here in Nanaimo. Listen to the podcast here. Our confirmed headliners for the festival include Brenda Hillman, Sam Hamill, Susan Musgrave, Robert Bringhurst and David McCloskey (“father of Cascadia”). Full list of confirmed poets is here.

The Cascadia Poetry Festival has a focus on Bioregionalism and how poetics, geography and cultural history co-inform each other. We’ll have a Small Press Fair too! The first 2 festivals were in Seattle.