Cascadia Poetics LAB

PAUL E NELSON

GetPoetry Postcard Fest your five page handout loaded with links, prompts and inspirations if you register for this one day workshop before June 10.

Take a look inside the course materials from our current workshop group that started after the 2020 Poetry Postcard Fest. We’ve been looking at how to engage open forms. The “condensery” of Lorine Niedecker and the Buddhist day journal of Joanne Kyger are among the methods/poets we’ve been studying & writing from. The Poetry Postcard Fest offers an annual opportunity to write condensed poems but this year the workshoppers have led me to conceive of an epic poem exercise to be done in one day! This would, ideally happen on September 1 AFTER you have written your 31 postcard poems and sent them out, but before the end of Labor Day would work.

On Sunday, June 11, 2022, you’re cordially invited to participate in a poetry discussion of how to take advantage of all the good juju of writing for 56 days and then how to expand your practice to include a very long poem. The workshop is called “Inside the Day Song” and will go into two epic poems that were written in 24 hours each, by Bernadette Mayer and Pierre Joris. You can hear my recent interview with Pierre here. Register and join us!

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 9am PDT, 10:30am EDT
WHERE: Zoom. Link provided to registrants before the workshop
HOW MUCH: $15 – $30 sliding scale