This is a collection of American Sentences A collection of 17-syllable sentences —the North American version of haiku, a form created by Allen Ginsberg—from a poet who has written one per day for 11 years.
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About the Author
Poet, interviewer and essayist Paul Nelson founded Seattle Poetics LAB&the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (book-length-essay, Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Joanne Kyger, Micheal McClure, Sam Hamill, Brenda Hillman, José Kozer, Diane di Prima, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, George Bowering and Daphne Marlatt; presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Qinghai&Beijing, China, and writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s been published in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and lives in the Duwamish River watershed in Seattle with youngest daughter Ella Roque. www.PaulNelson.com