Ghosts, Gods, and Poetry 5.29.12 Living Room 7P

Aleister Crowley

Since the first scriptures were penned, poetry and spirituality have intersected in ways both complimentary and antagonistic. At this edition of the living room, we’ll look at ways that poetry has attempted to make sense of, and transcend our physical reality. From Czeslaw Milosz’s skepticism and embrace of Catholic Tradition to Aleister Crowley’s occultist mysticism, all is up for discussion and dissection as we discuss how poetry has influenced our perception of the world and vice versa. Graham Isaac is your host.

Writers of all ages, backgrounds 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. Copies are no longer provided by SPLAB.

Living Room happens @ 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 Ghosts, Gods, and Poetry 5.29.12 Living Room 7P

  1. Judith Roche says:

    If, by “scripture” you mean the Judao-Christian early writings (Torah/Bible) poetry and spiritual writings pre-dated that by centuries, possibly more.
    Judith

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