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 his seven year old daughter in the 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, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Dec 15, 2019