McClure’s Lecture and Workshop Description

The description of Michael McClure’s lecture and workshop is now available. The lecture will be Friday night, March 12, 2010, in the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, downstairs, and is:

Poetry. Imagination. Inspiration. The Facets of Projective Verse

The secrets of poetry speak to us clearly in imagination and inspiration. Writing is alive. It is always vividly present. This talk centers on how to engage that vividness in the act of composition.

The workshop will happen in the same space the following day, Saturday, March 12, 2010, from 1-4:

Eyes Ears Nose Touch Taste: Senses in Writing

With a bite of Blake, a taste of Burroughs and a little known Kerouackian technique, we will create a waterfall of words to enable the experience of the verbal imagination and a view of inspiration. Bring in your own recent favorite short poem.

There is space available for the workshop and lecture. You can email Paul Nelson pen (at) splab (dot) org, or call 206.422.5002. The lecture is $30 and will be recorded by KBCS.FM.  The workshop is $100 and there are scholarships available.

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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