Prose Poetry Workshop

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

Saturday, February 19 12N to 3P

Prose poetry has a long-established tradition in France, with Aloysius Bertrand, Baudelaire and Rimbaud. In this workshop, we’ll explore five distinct approaches to writing prose poetry, & will include examples by Gabriel Gudding, Anselm Berrigan, Nin Andrews, & others before writing and sharing prose poems of our own.

SPLAB is in the former Columbia School. ENTER through double doors on Edmunds between Rainier AV S and 36th S. Look for the SPLAB sign. Suggested donation $20, students $10, no one’s turned away for lack of funds. Workshop limit 15. Pre-register by emailing



Workshop Facilitator Tom C. Hunley

Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University & Director of Steel Toe Books.

Latest books: GREATEST HITS (Pudding House, 2010), OCTOPUS (Logan House, 2008) & THE POETRY GYMNASIUM (forthcoming from McFarland & Co., Inc.).  He divides his time between Kansas and Oz.


About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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