Interview with Pierre Joris recorded May 2, 2022 by Paul E Nelson for the Cascadian Prophets podcast.
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Harry and Cleo Davenport Elser, wedding photo
Donation In memory of my parents, Harry Elser and Cleo Davenport Elser. My parents were two Montana ranch kids from opposite ends of the State. As we moved around the Intermountain West (Dad was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service), they taught us to enjoy each place we lived – from the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana, to the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas – the Great Salt Lake Basin, and always – Montana, where it seemed like we had relatives in every town.
We caught up via Zoom with Hoa Nguyen on April 14, 2022 for an interview. Not everyone can say their mother was part...
Interview with John Brehm, author of The Dharma of Poetry. Recorded by Paul E Nelson for Cascadian Prophets podcast on February 24, 2022 in John’s Portland, OR home.
The paintings of Kenjiro Nomura are featured at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington and a new book by art historian Barbara Johns, Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey, is the topic of discussion.
BC poet Fred Wah talks about his lecture The Simple, as well as the concept of serial poetry and his Music at the Heart of Thinking.
James Rasmussen is a Duwamish Tribal member and Superfund Manager for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. he talked with Paul E Nelson about his Duwamish heritage, about the effort to gain federal recognition of the Duwamish Tribe, the entities that are fighting that recognition, the land recognition announcements that have become common and the Real Rent Duwamish campaign.
Greg Bem interviews Seattle poet/interviewer Paul E Nelson 4 days after his 60th birthday about his poetry and his work with the Cascadia Poetics LAB (the former SPLAB.)
A 2011 interview with Seattle poet and fiber artist Carletta Carrington Wilson conducted by Paul E Nelson. They talked about Wilson’s poetry, filled with Garcia Lorca’s notion of duende, what first drew her to poetry (or how poetry called her in elementary school) about how her work reflects her study of slavery and some of her own work which haunts her and which comes from the voice of a person who was enslaved. She calls it the “history of the disappeared.”
Larissa Lai joins Paul to talk about a host of topics from colonialism in contemporary China to the haibun form, the Tao Te Ching, and her new book, Iron Goddess of Mercy.
Interview with Robert Lashley on his book of poems Green River Valley
Wanda Coleman Interview by Paul E. Nelson
Diane di Prima - American Poetry and the Beat Movement from a Female PerspectiveDiane Di Prima - Part 1 by Paul E....
David abel - Part 1 FORMATION OF SPARE ROOM READING SERIES by Paul E. Nelson