Cascadian Prophets Interviews (1999-2023) by Paul E Nelson

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 Gutiérrez 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

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