Paul Nelson

is a poet, teacher, broadcast interview host, and a charter e – site director in Auburn, Washington.  He is director of the Northwest Spokenword Lab (Northwest SPLAB!), a recognized venue for written and performed poetry in the Seattle -Tacoma area.  As such, he has interviewed such notable poets as Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure, Jerome Rothenberg, Joanne Kyger, Diane di Prima, and others for his broadcasting enterprise, now known as Global Voices Radio.  He wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008) as well as a serial poem re – enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010).  Recent publications on and off – line include: Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, The Soul of the Earth Anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft Magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day.