Six Week Organic Poetry workshop Hugo House

A shakeup is essential for the purposes of transformation (Vladimir Mayakovsky).

The process of training your ear to capture the chaotic energy of the moment in a poem is sometimes called organic poetry, where composition is an occasion of experience or experiment in consciousness. An entertaining workshop for serious writers of all levels of experience seeking a new approach to composition. Including sound from interviews with poets of this tradition (McClure, Myles, Rothenberg, Ginsberg, Waldman, others); lively discussions & writing exercises designed to help the act of writing be exhilarating revelation of content.

Instructor: Paul Nelson

Meets: Saturday, April 09, 2011 – Saturday, May 14, 2011
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15

http://hugohouseservices.org/home/Class/DisplayClass.aspx?CatalogID=20

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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