Repeat After Me: Working with Repetition (Living Room, Tuesday 5.22.12 7P)

From Anthony Warnke:

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As I’ve begun to read Gertrude Stein in depth for the first time and reflect on some of my own favorite poetry, I have become increasingly aware of the power of repetition. Sometimes, it seems, the right new word is the word right behind it. In tonight’s Living Room, we will explore how we can use repetition as a tool to revise poems that seem stuck and engage various strategies of repetition to generate new work. First, we will examine repetition in terms of sound, images, and wordplay in poems by Stein, Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, and others. Then, we will engage in several exercises exploring the use of repetition. If you think it might be helpful, bring a poem in progress that you think could use revision via repetition exercises. And as always, bring in eight copies of a poem that you would like to workshop.

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

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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