Nathaniel Mackey Workshop and Talk Descriptions

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

Talk, Friday, March 11, 2011, 7:30PM, venue TBA:

Descent Beckons

Composer/multi-instrumentalist N. writes in Bedouin Hornbook, “What I’m proposing is that we hear into what has up to now only been overheard (if I can put it that way), that we can awaken resources whereby, for example, assent can be heard to carry undertones or echoes of ascent (accents of ascent).”  This talk will say the same of dissent and descent.

Workshop, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1-4P @ SPLAB: Participants will bring poems for presentation and discussion.  Each participant’s work will be discussed and each participant will take part in discussion of the work of other participants. Space for the workshop is limited and can be reserved for $75 by emailing pen@splab.org or calling Paul Nelson at (206)422.5002.

Sponsored by 4Culture, Poets and Writers, Richard Hugo House, CD Forum, The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and WESTAF.

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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