Living Room 10.25.11 B.Y.O.D – 7P

Have you had an absurd or incomprehensible dream lately?  Rich subconscious secrets and great poems cleverly hide behind and between dream images.  Often the more absurd the inviting dream and its connections are, the more rich meaning resides.  It is our linear mind that balks from the  fearful yearnings of the dreaming soul.  Please bring a recent or past baffling dream, the more absurd the better,  and be ready to unlock it with an existential dream exercise.  Be prepared to step back into the cosmological mêlée of you dream and see what happens.   Joe Chiveney is your facilitator.

Got Weird Dreams?

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 continue our programming. Please bring 8 copies of the work you plan to read. If you do not bring copies, they are available for 10c.

Living Room happens in the new SPLAB in the Cultural Corner at 3651 S. Edmunds. (Look for the SPLAB sign on the wall and come inside.) We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. (Parking is available on the school grounds.)


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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One Response to Living Room 10.25.11 B.Y.O.D – 7P

  1. Yarr Matey!
    My favorite source of writing and performance- dreams!
    Handily just under your pillow when needed 😉
    BB

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