Andrew Schelling on SPLAB Presents

September 30, 2011
Splabman

Andrew Schelling

Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator and longtime teacher at the

From the Arapaho Songbook

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, part of Naropa University, as well as the Deer Park Institute in India. In July, 2011, he talked with Paul Nelson about his new book: From the Arapaho Songbook. SPLAB Presents for the week of Oct 3, 2011 is archived here. The whole interview is archived here.

4 Comments

  1. Carol Blackbird Edson

    Paul,
    This is an excellent piece on intuitive poetic creation and a nifty format you have set up.
    Kudos for SPLAB and its MAN!
    BBird

  2. Splabman

    Thanks Carol. We hope to get a lot more interviews on-line. Abrazos,
    Paul

  3. Pam

    What does he mean in this interview by “a visitor from up north, I will try to kill it”, a line from his deformation poem, do you think?

  4. Splabman

    I think it was the English translation of the Arapaho ( I believe) line from an indigenous hunter who was speaking about prey. In that culture (as in many indigenous cultures) other animals are considered people, so a visitor from the north might be a member of a pack of animals that may provide sustenance. Thanks for listening.

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