Pacific Rim Poetics

SPLAB POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 11
12 to 3pm

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim


… the Pacific Coast of America faces the Far East, culturally as well as geographically…
– Kenneth Rexroth
Wanda Coleman

Wanda Coleman


What does it mean to be a Pacific Rim poet? In this course, we’ll continue our exploration of innovative (& classic) Pacific Rim poetics. Sei Shonagon’s list poems, the serial poems of Nathaniel Mackey and Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets. Class time will be given to readings (& listenings) of work, as well as writing exercises and discussion. Get a better understanding of your place as a poet in this corner of the world.

Paul Nelson in Brussels

Paul Nelson in Brussels

ABOUT facilitator Paul Nelson: Founder of SPLAB, Author of Organic Poetry (essays, Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany) & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (Oct. ’09, Apprentice House). Shortlisted for the Stranger Genius Award in Literature, 2010.

SPLAB, in the former Columbia School. ENTER through double doors on Edmunds. Suggested donation $20, students $10, no one’s turned away.

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About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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One Response to Pacific Rim Poetics

  1. Robert Flor says:

    Weather permitting, my move to my house completed and no competing events, I hope to attend.

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