Readings & Interviews

This page features some of the SPLAB archive, including interviews done for SPLAB with Visiting Poets, Northwest Poets, readings at SPLAB and elsewhere that we’ve recorded, & radio segments including SPLAB Presents, which aired for several months in 2011 and...

SPLAB @ Doe Bay

SPLAB @ Doe Bay is a series of readings at an amazing retreat on Orcas Island, curated by your friendly neighborhood SPLAB. There are accommodations from the rustic to the luxurious, designed to meet any budget & the cafe is remarkable. Included in the series are...

John Olson Reviews An Dantomine Eerly

John Olson is one of the most astute reviewers and writers in Seattle. His use of language is virtuosic. Today he takes on the work of a 24 year old novelist, Jarret Middleton. Here’s an excerpt of the review: What I like best about this book is the notion that...

Review of John Olson’s “The Nothing That Is”

Steven Fama, the world’s #1 John Olson fan, is at it again with a brilliant new review of Olson’s latest. How bout this cherry-picked quote on poetics: “You favored a type of poetry that was wild and surreal. A poetry full of phantasmagoria and...

John Olson on McClure’s Mysterioso 1

Each review John Olson does is a life-force, a huge energy source in itself. Have you see his latest book The Nothing that Is? Damn! This is what writing can be. He looks into Michael McClure’s Mysterioso 1 here:...