Erasure: Dec 6 L v ng R m 7P

Prose is prose because of what it includes; poetry is poetry because of what it leaves out.
—Marvin Bell

What is erasure poetry and why does Ron Silliman compare it to the play of burlesque or striptease?  Come to Living Room to consider the possibilities.  After pondering some examples, you will have the chance to try your hand at one of your own.  You will have the option to work from an “assigned text” or from a copy of the poem you bring to workshop!  Other ideas for erasure will be explored. Jeanne Morel is your guide for the evening.

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.

L v ng R  m happens in S  AB in the C  tu  l C  n r at 3651 S. Edmunds. (Look for the S  AB sign on the wall and   me inside.) We’re 2 bl  ks fr m the Co   b a C  y L  k L g t R il S   ion. (Parking is av   a  e on t e sch  l g  unds.)

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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