Cole Swenson Workshop, Reading With Lisa Robertson

From Jenny Penberthy:

WORKSHOP

Date: Sunday, March 16, 12:00-5:00pm
Cost: $50
Location: The Apartment Gallery, Vancouver, BC:

Poetry Looking Out: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/poetry-workshop-with-cole-swensen/

Cole Swenson

Cole Swenson

 

This workshop, engaging both generative and reflective modes, will focus on two things: perception and the creative cycle. Considering poetry as a non-invasive tool of exploration that has particular access to the world’s subtle interstices, we will use various ekphrastic techniques to generate writing that we will then put through a series of response and redrafting stages in order to examine ways of working raw material into a finished piece.

Cole often bases her poetry collections around specific research projects: she has written books on things such as the French formal garden (Ours), the paintings of Pierre Bonnard, (The Glass Age) and the anatomy of the hand (The Book of a Hundred Hands). Her most recent work, Gravesend, looks at the evolution of the ghost in western society.

Also:

READING — Cole Swensen and Lisa Robertson:

In the Grand Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Weds March 19, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)

$5 at door

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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