What a blessing it was December 28, 2022, to interview Shuri Kido, the...
Cascadian Prophets: Interviews 1999-2023
is the second collection of transcribed interviews taken from the 30 year history of the Cascadia Poetics Lab and conducted by Paul E Nelson, CPL Founder. Interviewees include 7 USAmericans and 7 Canadians, 7 women and 7 men and 7 people who have died and 7 that at the time of publication (February 2, 2024) are still alive. Interviewees:
- Gabriella Guitiérrez y Muhs
- Mary Norbert Körte
- Robert Bringhurst
- Barry McKinnon
- Colleen J. McElroy
- Brenda Hillman
- Daphne Marlatt
- Diane di Prima
- Miriam Nichols
- Stephen Collis
- Charles Potts
- Robin Blaser
- Peter Culley
- Sam Hamill
The book is $30 plus shipping and is available online, or here: (link coming soon)
The Cascadian Prophets Podcast
Produces in depth interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders & culture workers.
Harry and Cleo Davenport Elser, wedding photo
Donation in memory of Harry Elser and Cleo Davenport Elser, two Montana ranch kids. Harry was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. We learned to enjoy each place we lived – the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana, the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas – the Great Salt Lake Basin, and always – Montana.
Brenda Hillman interviewed on her 2022 book In A Few Minutes Before Later by Paul E Nelson for the Cascadian Prophets podcast
Our latest Cascadian Prophets podcast guest is Wendy Call. She is translator of Isthmus Zapotec poet Irma Pineda. The...
When I visited Mary Norbert Körte in October of 2019, we recorded interviews on consecutive days. On the second day we...
Interview part 1 from Oct 2019 with Mary Norbert Körte at her home in Irmulco, CA.
The latest Cascadian Prophets podcast is about Cascadian Zen from the three co-editors of the book, Tetsuzen Jason...
Cascadian Prophets interview. Why are only 8% of Hollywood movies produced by women, down from 9% 20 years ago? One Hollywood film-maker says the “male gaze” reinforced by a camera angle formula and a subject-object dynamic creates an industry rife with employment discrimination and sexual abuse and assault. That film-maker is Nina Menkes, the Producer and Director of Brainwashed: Sex Camera Power. The movie is showing now in select theaters and it is both disturbing and compelling, as well as uplifting.
Pierre Joris talks to Paul E Nelson on A Nomad Poetics and reads the poem Letter to Steichen, Ed
“I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.” A quote attributed to John Quincy...
How to capture the soul of a subject, live your life dedicated to your own art, the process of discovery and even plan...
I had the good fortune on Sunday, July 17, 2022 to travel to the home of Michael Daley, on Fidalgo Island, to chat...
Interview with Claudia Castro Luna, recorded 17-JUNE-2022 via Zoom about her new book Cipota Under the Moon published by Tia Chucha Press.
Patrick Mazza’s blog, The Raven, exists: “To inform the people-power movements crucial to addressing the crises
coming upon us at national and global levels, from increasing national divisions and breakdown of institutions, to the climate crisis.”
Interview with Pierre Joris recorded May 2, 2022 by Paul E Nelson for the Cascadian Prophets podcast.
We caught up via Zoom with Hoa Nguyen on April 14, 2022 for an interview. Not everyone can say their mother was part...