Negotiating the social bond of poetics (Louis Cabri Workshop in Vancouver, BC)

Negotiating the social bond of poetics—KSW Reading and Critical Workshop series.

Louis Cabri’s new chapbooks are What Is Venice? (Wrinkle Press) and —that can’t (Nomados). Recent poetry appears in, Rampike and (together with a dialogue with Roger Farr) The Capilano Review, in the anthologies Less Is More (SFU Gallery), Open Text vol. 1 (CUE), and Post-Prairie (Talon), and is forthcoming in Windsor Review. The Mood Embosser is available online at, webdesigned by Damien Lopez. Last year Louis edited and introduced a selected poems by Fred Wah for Wilfrid Laurier UP and with Peter Quartermain a collection of critical essays on poetry and sound (accompanying CD edited by Michael S. Hennessey) for ESC: English Studies in Canada. “The Social Mark” was a poets’ symposium he helped to curate, produced by the Slought Foundation (Philadelphia), and PhillyTalks a newsletter and events series of poets’ dialogues he edited. He has also edited (with Nicole Markotić) two issues of Open Letter featuring open letters to/from poets, and produced (with Rob Manery) hole magazine and books, and the Transparency Machine Reading Series that so far has featured over thirty events where a poet presents his or her writing in a selected context. He has written essays on Bruce Andrews, Earle Birney, P. Inman, Jackson Mac Low, Frank O’Hara, Harryette Mullen, Laura Riding, Catriona Strang, Roy Miki, Louis Zukofsky, among others, and teaches modern and contemporary US and Canadian poetry, literary theory, and creative writing at the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, where he is currently organizing a spring symposium (25-26 March 2011) on Ron Silliman’s booklength poem, the Alphabet.

This reading and critical workshop are part of an ongoing series that will run for the equivalent of one academic year, with one writer a month presenting a reading one evening and participating in a workshop, which will address the theme the following day.

Please email Nancy Gillespie at Gillespie(dot)nancy(at)gmail(dot)com to Rsvp for the workshop and to receive pertinent series information.

Time: July 17, 2010 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: W2 Storyeum, upstairs
Street: 151 West Cordova Street
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
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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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