Poetry Workshop with Paul Nelson

Dear all, the following is a description of an online workshop that Paul Nelson is teaching online this fall. It’s almost full, but if he had enough registrants he would run a second class on Sundays starting Oct. 4th, 4-6 p.m. He’s willing to accept CAD rates for his fee from Canadian participants.

Six week online (Zoom) workshop for people who have had a little experience in spontaneous poetry composition and want more.

Join SPLAB and POPO Co-Founder Paul E Nelson in a lively course designed to start where the poetry postcard fest left off and help you understand how to tap into deeper levels of knowing that can begin to inform your non-writing life.

Some theory to understand the poetics of 20th/21st c approaches to spontaneous composition, some writing exercises, discussion, a one-on-one session and, for the inspired, between class homework.

The work of Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Nate Mackey, Robin Blaser and others may be discussed along with concepts such as seriality, investigative poetics & how to write more by reducing your reliance on editing.

Do you want to take part? Find further information here.

The Workshop will take place Saturdays, starting October 3 through November 12, 2020, at 10 am PDT. 2 hours, including one-on-one sessions outside of class time.

Cost – $125 (Some scholarships available at a reduced price.)

Limit – 15 participants.

Paul’s Workshop is almost full, but if there are enough registrants, he would run a second class on Sundays starting Oct. 4th, 4–6 pm.

Payment: He’s willing to accept CAD rates for his fee from Canadian participants.

To take part, please contact Paul at splabman@icloud.com

About Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). www.POPO.cards. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry and a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA. A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see https://paulenelson.com/americanprophets/) has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places and writes an American Sentence every day. (www.PaulENelson.com)

Announcement written by Adelia Mac William

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