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

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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