Pacific Rim Poetrics Workshop Hugo House

Pacific Rim Poetics

What does it mean to be a West Coast poet? Or to broaden the view, a Pacific Rim poet? In this course, we will look at some of the distinctions that make up the poetics of our region and beyond, from the haibun of Basho to the list poems of Sei Shonagon. We will look at the serial poems of Jack Spicer, Nathaniel Mackey and Robin Blaser, and Lissa Wolsak’s phosphorus of the mystery. Class time will be given to readings (and listenings) of work, as well as writing exercises and discussion. For more information, click on Teacher Bio.

Instructor: Paul Nelson
Meets: at Hugo House, Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Thursday, March 03, 2011
Thursday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15

Contact: sarabrickman@hugohouse.org 206.322.7030

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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