Host of "Saturday Jazz Matinee," & Fill-in Jazz Host
Throughout Pierce County
October 1995 - October 2000
Host of an award-winning community-affairs TV program, taped in association with the
Rainier Communications Commission and aired on Pierce County Municipal Television's Channel 28.
KMTT-103.7 FM/Seattle (AAA)
April '93 - November '96
Public Affairs Coordinator
Responsible for Hosting, Researching and Producing a weekly one-hour public affairs program:
"The Mountain Magazine" as well as: "The Mountain Green Report." Also responsible for representing KMTT at monthly broadcaster ascertainment meetings and coordination of Quarterly Reports of Issues Programming.
KKNW-106.9FM/Seattle (formerly KNUA, now KRWM) (NAC)
October '88 - August '92
News & Community Affairs Director
November '90 - August '92
Produced and delivered seven daily newscasts, composed/organized Quarterly Reports and hosted an award-winning public affairs
program: "Sunday Morning Magazine," honored by the State Bar Association's "Excellence in Legal Journalism"
October '88 - June '90
Afternoon/Morning On-Air Host
June '89 - June '90
Host/Producer "Sunday Morning Jazz"
Other commercial stations include: WXFM-Chicago (Jazz), WMET-Chicago (AOR), WWCT-Peoria (AOR), WAPL-Appleton/Green Bay, WI (AOR), WGRX-FM-Baltimore (EOR), WKGR-West Palm Beach (EOR), WSTU-AM Stuart, FL (AC) and I started my first commercial radio job at WWMM-FM Arlington Heights, IL in August of 1980.
Columbia CollegeChicago, IL
BA in Radio Communications
Graduated with Honors
Ethnic Heritage: Latino
Selected Community Literary Activities:
Awarded writer's residency at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA - March '02
Participant in the Jack Straw Writers Award Prorgam - 2001
Jury Member for the Seattle Poetry Festival - 2001
Featured Performer at the Seattle Poetry Festival - 2000
Featured Performer at Bumbershoot Literary Festival - 2000
Master of Ceremonies for Bumbershoot Literary Stage - 1999
Judge for Metro Poetry Bus competition - 1999
Regular Lecturer on Open Forms in American Poetry and Poetry Performance
at local High Schools and community colleges since 1998.
Board Member Red Sky Poetry Theater since 1997
Facilitator of SPLAB!-on-the-Road Literary and Performance workshops in Schools, Libraries, Community Centers and Correctional Facilities throughout the County - 1997.
Selected Volunteer Activities:
From 1997 to 2002 I served on the Board of the Red Sky Poetry Theater in Seattle, the West Coast's longest continuously-running poetry open mic.
I was honored by the Auburn Coalition for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
for support of Auburn Youth with the NW SPokenword LAB and served on the steering committee. I have served as Chair of 31st
District Democratic Organization; delegate to the King County Democratic Legislative Action Committee; Board Member of the
South King County Community Public Health and Safety Network; Board Member Citizens for Proportional Representation;the Auburn Citizens Commuter Rail Siting Committee, the Auburn
School District Pathways Program Advisory Board, the Uniqely Auburn Steering Committee and have started/helped found three
non-profit literary projects: It Plays in Peoria Productions, 19th Draft: Auburn's Literary Arts Group and the the NorthWest
SPokenword LAB or SPLAB!
Poetry has appeared in:
Square Lake, Issue Three-Seattle, WA, Spring, 2003;
Raven Chronicles, Vol II, #2-Seattle, WA, Fall, 2002;
Pontoon (Number 5) Floating Bridge Press Anthology of Washington State Poets-Seattle, WA, October, 2001;
Beautiful Lumber (Seattle Open Mic Poetry Anthology)-Seattle, WA, October, 2001;
Art & Poetry on the Buses, King County-Seattle, WA, Fall, 2000 & 2001;
Vox Populi Anthology - Eleventh Hour Productions-Seattle, WA, May, 2000;
The Raven Chronicles (South Sound Edition)-Tacoma, WA, Fall, 1999;
The Temple-Walla Walla, WA, October, 2000 (Essay on Projective Verse) & January, 1999;
Poets at the Canterbury Fair-Kent, WA, August, 1998;
Point No Point (Wordscape Supplement)-Seattle, WA, July, 1998;
Main Street Rag-Charlotte, NC, May, 1998;
Quicksilver-Mukilteo, WA, February, 1998;
Nobody's Orphan Child The Red Sky Anthology - Seattle, WA, 1996;
Woodfrogs in Chaos-19th Draft Anthology - Auburn, WA, 1996;
Paper Boat Press-Poulsbo, WA, 1995;
Eat Your Mind Anthology-Auburn, WA, 1995;
as well as the Tacoma News Tribune, the Church Council of Greater Seattle's newsletter, "The Source" and "Auburn Valley in All Seasons" newspaper.
His published chap books are:
"Twisting Runes - CD & Chap Book" June 2000
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Invisible Maniac" June 1997
"99 Lives" September, 1996
"We Don't Celebrate Halloween in Cuba: and other stories from Auburn" July, 1996
Featured poet gigs in:
Seattle, WA Bumbershoot (w/ Dan Blunck as WordPlay), September, 2003;
Portland, OR Sound Po Festival (w/Dan Blunck as WordPlay) in Feb, 2003;
Seattle, WA Fusion Cafe, downtown YMCA in November, 2001;
Shelton, WA at Write in the Woods literary festival May, 2001;
Seattle at Bumbershoot 2000;
Red Sky Poetry Theater 1997 & '99;
Cafe Aloha Reading Series, Chicago, IL, 1999;
Salon Productions Homeland reading, 1998;
Kerouac: A Jazz Play at the Velvet Elvis Theater. 1997 & '98
Vancouver B.C., at the Vancouver Slam,1998
Redmond,WA at RASP, 1996 & 2000 as well as in
Auburn - Blue Moon, 1997
Kent - Canterbury Faire, 1998
Tacoma and in Ashland, Oregon 1996.
"(Your poem) Rebound Girl is vivid with energy and has a life of its own." - Michael McClure
To a genius interviewer and visionary" - Larry Dossey, M.D.
"Your sense of the mythic is down and dirty as well as sublime" - Jean Houston
"To a real radio intuitive" - Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.
Email Paul Nelson, IPIPP Presidente: [email protected]