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We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
Complete conference details, including travel, accessibility, and technology information, can be found at the conference website: andnowfestival.com.
General Inquiries: andnowfestival2019@gmail.com.
Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.


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Paul E. Nelson

SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB)
Founding Director
Seattle, WA
Founder of SPLAB and the Cascadia Poetry Festival, Paul E. Nelson was a professional broadcaster from 1980 to 2006, produced over 600 interviews and has given presentations or readings in Brussels, London, China, Nanaimo and elsewhere. Published books include: American Prophets (Interviews, Seattle Poetics LAB, 2018) American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015),  A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, Nov. 2009, shortlisted for the Stranger Genius Award in 2010), Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies, published in English and Portuguese by Lumme Editions of Brazil in 2013 and a 2015 interview with José Kozer published as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Co-editor of four anthologies: Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (Seattle Poetics LAB, 2019), Make it True meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2019) and 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards. He writes an American Sentence every day, lives in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood in the Cedar River watershed in the Cascadia bioregion.