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

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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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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