Paul Nelson

Poet

9030 Seward Park Av S, 213 SPLAB
Seattle, WA 98118-6027
Phone: 
206-422-5002

Author's Bio

Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in 1993 & the Cascadia Poetry Festival in 2012, wrote: American Sentences, A Time Before Slaughter and is Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards, Make It True meets Medusario and the Samthology:Tribute to Sam Hamill. His book of interviews taken from 16 of his 600+ interviews is: American Prophets (Interviews 1994-2012.) Hear interviews at his blog: www.PaulENelson.com. Winner of the 2015 Robin Blaser Award, given my the Capilano Review, he lives with his partner and daughter Ella in the TUX woo' kwib/Duwamish watershed of the Cascadia bioregion.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (Five Oaks Press, 2017)
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Make it True: Poetry From Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015)
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Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press, 2013)
Books:
Make It True meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2019)
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Tiovivo Tres Amigos (Ranchos Press, 2016)
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American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015)
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Organic Poetry (Apprentice House, 2013)
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A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010)
Chapbook:
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Invisible Maniac (It Plays in Peoria Press, 1997)
Journals:
Big Bridge
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Black Box
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Fulcrum
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Golden Handcuffs Review
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Hambone
,
Margin: Exploring Magic Realism
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Pacific Rim Review of Books
, ,
The Argotist Online
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The Temple
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The Time Garden
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Triplopia
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Unlikely Stories
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Wandering Hermit Review 2006
Prizes won: 

2014, Robin Blaser Award, Capilano Review

2010, Stranger Genius Award in Literature (shortlist for A Time Before Slaughter)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Hispanic
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Parents, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Jun 15, 2021