Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jim McCrary & Paul Nelson (6/3/09) 7:30pm.

Jim McCRARY has lived in and around and off and on Lawrence, Kansas for 40 years. His book All That (the collected chapbooks) is recently available from Many Penny Press. Publications include limited editions of the following titles: Hotter than and now; Holbox; My Book and Being Frida Kahlo, and Mayaland.

McCrary studied under David Bromige at California State University-Sonoma. Four earlier books of poetry include: Coon Creek (Cottonwood Books, 1970), Edible Pets, (Tansy Books, 1987), West of Mass (Tansy Books, 1991). He is editor of Smelt Money, and has received a Phoenix Award.

Paul NELSON is founder of the non-profit Global Voices Radio and co-founder of the Northwest SPokenword LAB (SPLAB!). His new book, A Time Before Slaughter, is forthcoming from Apprentice House.

Author: Organic Poetry (Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany.) Poems/Essays in: Golden Handcuffs Review, Jacket Magazine, Fulcrum, OlsonNow Blog, The Argotist, Raven Chronicles, elsewhere. During 26 years in radio, interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Robin Blaser, Sam Hamill, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, George Bowering & others. He writes one American Sentence every day.

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