Brenda Hillman SPLAB Visiting Poet – Nov, 2011

Talk, Friday, November 11, 7:30P at SPLAB

Workshop, Saturday, November 12, 1-4P @ SPLAB

Reading Saturday, Nov 12 at 7:30P @ SPLAB

Brenda Hillman City 11.11.11

Across Categories: The Personal-Political- Innovative-Eco-Expressive Poem (November 12, 2011 Brenda Hillman SPLAB Workshop) Participants will be asked to bring fresh writings for discussion (work that has not been previously “workshopped”) and a question they’d like to ask; these should be poetic pieces in any form having to do with the overlap between emotional, environmental and social concerns. More details here.  Suggested workshop donation $75. For the reading $10 suggested donation 7:30 Saturday, November 12.

This event made possible with support from 4Culture and Poets & Writers.

Brenda Hillman will give a talk at SPLAB at on Friday, November 11 at 7:30, on Innovation and Activism in Poetry. Proceeds will benefit 91.3, KBCS.FM. She will give a poetry reading at SPLAB Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at 7:30P. Suggested donation is $10.

Poets & Writers states “[Hillman] reminds us that the language we use when ordering a sandwich is also the language we use to make art. Her environmental concerns prove writers can offer more than just aesthetic pleasure.” Among the awards Hillman has received are the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Hillman is the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

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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