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

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
This entry was posted in Events and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *