Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Poem: "Dispatch from the Fringe" (a VideoPoem) by Paul E. Nelson

Here's a cool VideoPoem from Paul E. Nelson, a Seattle-based poet, writer and radio interviewer.

His achievements are too numerous to mention, but you can find out more about him here:

Here's a bit of information from his own blog:

"Over 26 years, Paul E Nelson has interviewed poetic luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Robin Blaser, Sam Hamill, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, Sam Hamill and George Bowering. As host of a whole-systems public affairs radio interview program, he also interviewed authors and activists who understand the shift from a mechanistic ethos to one of process, partnership and interconnection."

Credit for Video: Kyle McCormick, videographer


  1. "Anger and love still enter by the cracks."
    Such an interesting vid poem, Tim. I had to watch a few times. That blast at the beginning knocked me off my seat... but it's effective poetry, with a message. I like this kind of stuff. Short and understated, even if so direct. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. how do I edit my comment??
    ANDREW -- I meant ANDREW! I was also looking to go to Tim Jones' blog... and I must have had him on my mind. But I knew this was you! Sorry for that... Thanks again!

  3. ANDREW! Thanks for the kind words and for this posting. See you at the mailbox.

  4. Only too happy to post it, Paul. I was going to send you the link to this, but, as an intrepid internet explorer, you found it yourself anyway.

  5. I know who you meant, Michelle. Don't sweat it.

  6. Had some trouble finding the poem, but was worth the search. Owes a lot to William Burroughs, I think, as does so much poetry (mine included), especially collage poetry. A fascinating poem by an inspiring poet. Thanks for the intro, Andrew, to Paul and his work. - Zireaux (http://www.immortalmuse.com)

  7. Forgot to mention the baseball theme, which is a kind of "cosmic background hum" to all American news (and life). Well done, Paul.