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

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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