Prose Poetry Workshop

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

Saturday, February 19 12N to 3P

Prose poetry has a long-established tradition in France, with Aloysius Bertrand, Baudelaire and Rimbaud. In this workshop, we’ll explore five distinct approaches to writing prose poetry, & will include examples by Gabriel Gudding, Anselm Berrigan, Nin Andrews, & others before writing and sharing prose poems of our own.

SPLAB is in the former Columbia School. ENTER through double doors on Edmunds between Rainier AV S and 36th S. Look for the SPLAB sign. Suggested donation $20, students $10, no one’s turned away for lack of funds. Workshop limit 15. Pre-register by emailing



Workshop Facilitator Tom C. Hunley

Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University & Director of Steel Toe Books.

Latest books: GREATEST HITS (Pudding House, 2010), OCTOPUS (Logan House, 2008) & THE POETRY GYMNASIUM (forthcoming from McFarland & Co., Inc.).  He divides his time between Kansas and Oz.


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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