SPLAB POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 11
12 to 3pm
… the Pacific Coast of America faces the Far East, culturally as well as geographically…
– Kenneth Rexroth
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.
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.