SPLAB POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 20, 12 to 3pm @ SPLAB
Suggested Donation $20.00. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Pacific Rim Poetics
… the Pacific Coast of America faces the Far East, culturally as well as geographically…
– Kenneth Rexroth
What does it mean to be a Pacific Rim poet? In this workshop, we continue to explore innovative (& classic) Pacific Rim poetics. Poems of the Masters (classic Chinese verse), Japanese Death Poems, Brenda Hillman’s permission to be strange and Andrew Schelling’s post-coyote poetry.
Class time will be given to readings (& listenings) of work, as well as writing exercises and discussion. Get a better understanding of your place as a poet in this corner of the world.
ABOUT facilitator Paul Nelson: Founder of SPLAB, Author of Organic Poetry (essays, Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany) & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (Oct. ’09, Apprentice House). Shortlisted for the Stranger Genius Award in Literature, 2010. (Download a flyer: Pacific Rim Poetics 2 Poster)