POPO, the August POetry POstcard Festval was designed in part to give participants a sense of how to compose poetry spontaneously and to create community. For those who do want to go further in their knowledge and practice of spontaneous composition, there are still 6 slots in a six week Sunday night workshop called Poetics as Cosmology. The course begins on Sunday, October 4 (4-6pm PDT) and is $125 + a paypal fee of $3. See: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/splabman for registration and https://paulenelson.com/2020/08/23/poetics-as-cosmology/ for workshop details.
SPLAB Founder Paul E Nelson has studied this stance-toward-poem-making for nearly 30 years and hopes you can begin to experience the joy of spontaneous composition and begin to see the parallels between creating a poem and building a soul.