Teaching Faculty

Paul Nelson

Poet/interviewer Paul E. Nelson is the son of a labor activist father and Cuban immigrant mother. He founded the Cascadia Poetics LAB and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, CPL has produced hundreds of poetry events and 700 hours of interview programming with legendary poets and whole systems activists. Paul has published four books of poetry, a book of transcribed interviews, a book of essays and co-edited five anthologies. He’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Los Angeles, Qinghai, and Beijing. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.

  • July 22 - July 25
    • Creative Writing
    • Humanities


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