10.18.11 – Living Room w/ Meredith Nelson

TV Poetry

What is the cultural context for poetry at this particular moment in history? What do readers hunger for in the age of the electronic reader? What are the impacts of advancing technology  and declining meaningful time spent engaging beyond the computer/smartphone screen?  We’ll discuss this topic and listen to some examples of “popular” poems that seem to pervade technology mediums, along with historical pieces that reflect the age in which they were written.  If you have writing that has been impacted by popular culture or addresses this either directly or indirectly, bring it along!  Meredith A. Nelson facilitates.
Bring a piece of work you’d like to read for our critique session. Writers of all ages and skill levels gather Tuesdays at 7P to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers. Your donation of $5 helps SPLAB pay rent. Bring 8 copies of work you plan to read.

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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