2-22-18 Northwind Reading Series – Nelson & Schelling

Thurs. 7 pm Feb. 22 - Join us for an evening with Paul E. Nelson and Andrew Schelling.

Nelson at Magritte Museum

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & Cascadia Poetry Festival, wrote American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and other books. His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. He has also interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets, indigenous elders, and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August, the poetry postcard anthology, and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

Andrew Schelling is a poet, anthologist, and essay writer. He has translated seven collections of ancient poetry from Sanskrit and related vernaculars, two of which are being released in India this year. His recent book, Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo and Pacific Coast Culture, is a folkloric account of Western wilderness encounters, linguistics, poetry, medicine power, and creation tales. Schelling teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and at Deer Park Institute in the Himalayan foothills.

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