Cascadia Poetry Festival Class

Jared Leising

Jared Leising

Where else would one take a for-credit course by attending the Cascadia Poetry Festival? Cascadia Comunity College. Jared Leising is developing and teaching the course and the description is here: http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/cascadia-poetry-festival-course and the pdf here: http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Spring-Quarter-2014_CascadiaPoetryFestival.pdf

Credits: 1

Instructor: Jared Leising Office: CC3-339
Phone: (425) 352-8119 E-Mail: jleising@cascadia.edu

Item: TBA
Section: 01
Days: May 1-4, 2014 Time: to be determined

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students in this course will be attending (with an option to volunteer during) the Cascadia Poetry Festival to be held at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium and Paccar Atrium, and at locations in the surrounding neighborhood, from May 1-4, 2014. The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which seeks to bioregionally animate & culturally construct Cascadia by gathering writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself. Students registered for this course are required to do the following things in order to receive credit: 1) Contact and arrange to meet with the instructor prior to the festival to discuss logistics and expectations (or arrange for an alternative means to have this discussion); 2) Attend two days of the festival, during which registered students will meet as a class at a designated time and location at the festival site for a discussion; and 3) Students registered for this course need to submit a written reflection on the festival based on some questions and guidelines that the instructor will provide.

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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