Dear all,

Hope your summer is going well! The following is a description of an online workshop that Paul Nelson is teaching online this fall. It’s almost full, but he said that 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. I’ve known Paul for years. He’s a wonderful poet and I can’t say enough about how much he knows and how good he is at conveying it. I’ve learned a ton from him over the years. I’ve also copied his biography at the bottom of this email.

Please feel free to share this.

A 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.

Saturdays starting October 3 through Nov 12, 2020, 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.

https://paulenelson.com/2020/07/13/poetics-as-cosmology/

Dear all,

Hope your summer is going well! The following is a description of an online workshop that Paul Nelson is teaching online this fall. It’s almost full, but he said that 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. I’ve known Paul for years. He’s a wonderful poet and I can’t say enough about how much he knows and how good he is at conveying it. I’ve learned a ton from him over the years. I’ve also copied his biography at the bottom of this email.

Please feel free to share this.

A 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.

Saturdays starting October 3 through Nov 12, 2020, 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.

https://paulenelson.com/2020/07/13/poetics-as-cosmology/

 

About Splabman

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 & 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 & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com


       Adelia MacWilliam

       Artistic Director Cascadia Poetics Lab 
        250-891-9163