Paul E. Nelson & Thomas Walton
Make It True Meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studio), spawned by two previous anthologies, includes the Spanish language poets of the Neo-barroco school, as organized by José Kozer, a Cuban Neo-Barroco poet, together with poets from the Cascadia bioregion, arranged by Paul E. Nelson, founder of the Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) and Thomas Walton, editor-in-chief of Pageboy Magazine. Today’s bilingual, Spanish/English reading features both Paul E. Nelson and Thomas Walton.
“Make It True meets Medusario, a bilingual poetry anthology, brings together poets from divergent languages, cultures, and aesthetics to create a…conversation…a fertile meeting place for ongoing ideas about poetry—something messy that might trouble the all too-easy academic labels and the subsequent segregation those aesthetic and political divisions cause within the larger, global poetry community. -Matthew Trease, from the Introduction.