Cascadian Prophets

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Latest Episodes

Cascadian Zen Anthology
November 28, 2022

The latest Cascadian Prophets podcast is about Cascadian Zen from the three co-editors of the book, Tetsuzen Jason Wirth, Adelia MacWilliam and Paul E Nelson (your humble correspondent.) We recorded t

Interview with Brainwashed Director Nina Menkes
November 08, 2022

Cascadian Prophets interview. Why are only 8% of Hollywood movies produced by women, down from 9% 20 years ago? One Hollywood film-maker says the male gaze reinforced by a camera angle formula and a

Pierre Joris on A Nomad Poetics
October 17, 2022

Pierre Joris talks to Paul E Nelson on A Nomad Poetics and reads the poem Letter to Steichen, Ed

Ricardo Ruiz (We Had Our Reasons)
October 01, 2022

I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet. A quote attributed to John Quincy Adams, though it is quite possible that is a paraphrase. To go from being a gang-ba

Fumiko Kimura’s Life & Art by David Berger
September 12, 2022

How to capture the soul of a subject, live your life dedicated to your own art, the process of discovery and even plan your syncretic memorial so that all your ducks are in a row? This seems to me efficient, humble, gentle and visionary all at the same ti

Michael Daley Interview (Romance with the Unexpected)
August 08, 2022

I had the good fortune on Sunday, July 17, 2022 to travel to the home of Michael Daley, on Fidalgo Island, to chat with him about his poem Romance with the Unexpected, a new chapbook, as well as his life as a poet/bioregionalist. The sounds of planes, rav

Interview with Claudia Castro Luna
July 16, 2022

Interview with Claudia Castro Luna, recorded 17-JUNE-2022 via Zoom about her new book Cipota Under the Moon published by Tia Chucha Press.

Cascadian Blogging (The Raven) Patrick Mazza Interview
June 08, 2022

Patrick Mazza's blog, The Raven, exists: "To inform the people-power movements crucial to addressing the crises coming upon us at national and global levels, from increasing national divisions and br

Pierre Joris Interview (Canto Diurno #1)
May 04, 2022

Interview with Pierre Joris recorded May 2, 2022 by Paul E Nelson for the Cascadian Prophets podcast.

Hoa Nguyen Interview (A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure)
April 17, 2022

We caught up via Zoom with Hoa Nguyen on April 14, 2022 for an interview. Not everyone can say their mother was part of an all woman motorcycle troupe in Vietnam in the 1950s, but Hoa Nguyen can. If you think that it would be the kind of personal mytholog